Wireless Switch SNES Controller Filing Leads To Nintendo Switch Online Speculation

SNES Controller Buttons Photo

Nintendo has filed the documentation required to release a wireless SNES controller for Nintendo Switch with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The filing was uncovered ResetEra’s Link83 and, while the documentation will remain confidential until 6th February 2020, a diagram that shows where the label will be placed reveals that the “Wireless Game Device” that has been submitted is a replica SNES controller.

The other connection that has been found is the model number – HAC042 – which matches other first-party Nintendo Switch consoles and accessoris that use the same “HAC” numbering.

This could suggest that a Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online app will release in the coming months, and, as with the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online app before it, we can expect that the controllers will be made available as an exclusive offer for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

Back in January, 22 SNES games were uncovered in the programming strings for the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online app.

These could be the games that launch with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online app, which were:

  • Breath of Fire 2
  • Contra 3
  • Demon’s Crest
  • F-Zero
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3
  • Pilotwings
  • Pop’n Twinbee
  • Star Fox
  • Star Fox 2
  • Stunt Race FX
  • Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Super Mario All-Stars
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out!!
  • Super Soccer
  • The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
  • Yoshi’s Island

The pricing plans for Nintendo Switch Online are £3.49 ($3.99) per month, £6.99 ($7.99) for three months or £17.99 ($19.99) for 12 months.

There is a 12 month Family Membership for £31.49 ($34.99) that will allow a Nintendo Account holder to “invite up to seven others to join a family group” that will all have access to Nintendo Switch Online.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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