European Switch house owners, rejoice! Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that every one the N64 video games included within the Switch Online + Expansion pack could be performed at 60Hz.
In a tweet posted on its official Twitter account, Nintendo of Europe confirmed that each single sport that’s included within the new Switch Online membership tier can be playable at 60Hz within the English language. The account additionally confirmed that some video games can even have an choice the place you may toggle between the unique European PAL variations with different language choices.
All Nintendo 64 video games included with #NintendoSwitchOnline + Expansion Pack could be performed in 60Hz English language variations. Select video games can even have the choice to play the unique European PAL model with language choices. pic.twitter.com/nZeO4WQaPN
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) October 11, 2021
This is a large win for European players who personal Nintendo’s hybrid console and are wanting to replay some N64 classics with out blowing the mud off their cartridges or N64 console. During the N64’s lifespan, European video games had been launched within the PAL format and in contrast to the US variations, these region-specific titles ran at 50Hz as a substitute of 60Hz, main many to see them as inferior variations.
As Eurogamer famous, when Nintendo introduced that N64 video games had been coming to Switch Online, European followers had been involved the video games could run at a decrease refresh price – significantly as a primary trailer appeared to indicate PAL video games. It appears we could have been seeing the PAL choice in use, slightly than the one model.
During a Nintendo Direct final month, the corporate introduced that Switch Online is getting a big update, which will add N64 and Sega Genesis games to its virtual library for members to play. Some video games arriving within the N64 launch lineup embody Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Star Fox 64. The replace is predicted to reach someday this month, with pricing and a agency launch date anticipated to come back nearer to launch.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can comply with her on Twitter @TayNixster.