Are SNES games coming to Switch Online?
The images obtained from the recent filing with the U.S Federal Communications Commission revealed the fact that Super NES-Style controller might be coming for the Nintendo Switch Online. The wireless controller designed for the SNES console contains the FCC ID number HAC which is in-fact the ID used in Nintendo Switch models as reported by the FCC. Nintendo is currently selling the wireless controllers for switch-based consoles designed with NES style. Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can get access to those controllers. However, the confusing question is “Are SNES games coming to Switch Online?” because Nintendo is already selling the wireless NES-style based controllers.
The NES games leak on January 2019
Let's start collecting the evidence so you can draw the results to your question. On January 2019, the news leaked that SNES games were found in Nintendo Switch Online Library. The news spread like fire in the jungle. Everyone was curious to know because the files were scrubbed that time, but the games that were more likely to be seen are listed as:
Super Mario Kart
Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
Yoshi's Island Stunt
Kirby's Dream Course
Star Fox, Contra 3
Kirby Super Star
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Super Mario World
Star Fox 2
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
Super Mario All-Stars
Breath of Fire 2
SNES Games Possible Release Dates
If the leak is legit, then there are three possible dates for the SNES games to be added to services of Nintendo Switch Online:
19th September 2019 - the switch online subscription
15th November 2019 - the launch of Pokémon Sword & Shield
7th December 2019 - the launch of Super Smash Bros.
Well, Pokemon Sword & Shield are the biggest games for 2019 that will release on 15th November 2019, so the probability of SNES games is high in December. Nintendo might add SNES games to Switch Online in holidays to encourage more and more players to buy the Switch Online Subscriptions.