Nintendo Switch Online is a lively place to be in November, with not one, but two Mario Party games coming to the N64 Expansion Pack library.
It hasn’t been that long since the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service added Pilotwings 64 to its list of N64 games. With just a moment to rest, the Expansion Pack premium tier N64 roster will get Mario Party and Mario Party 2 on November 2nd.
This marks the first time since its launch that the Nintendo Switch’s N64 library has received more than one game on the same day. Between now and launch, we’ve typically seen games like Pokémon Puzzle League and Wave Race 64 hit the service at a steady pace of one per month. Two Mario Party games arriving on the same day mark a pretty interesting move for the service.
What’s Next for Nintendo Switch Online’s N64 Library?
Leaving aside the fact that we’re getting two N64 games just a fortnight after Pilotwings 64, their quick addition could mean there’s more N64 stuff in store than Nintendo, so far, has let on.
We know that Mario Party 3 is also coming to Nintendo Switch Online this year. It will join Pokémon Stadium, Pokémon Stadium 2, 1080 Snowboarding and Excitebike 64 in 2023.
That leaves December 2022 open for another confirmed N64 game: GoldenEye 007. No release date for the legendary shooter has been made available yet. But if it’s not coming in December, then what is?
Either Nintendo has a surprise N64 game for the holiday season – potentially a cult classic like Space Station Silicon Valley or Mischief Makers – or we’re getting GoldenEye 007 much sooner than we expected. Or, you know, Nintendo might skip December entirely, as we’re getting two Mario Party games in November. But this is a possibility that makes me sad.