It seems that Nintendo’s Game Boy emulator for Switch Online has just been leaked

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Last year, it was whispered that Nintendo was planning to bring Game Boy games to its Nintendo Switch Online subscription service to join the existing libraries of NES and SNES titles, plus the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis catalogs that are available as part of the subscription package subscription level.

Now a leak seems to provide evidence that Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games may soon come to service.

According to @trashbandatcoot on Twitter, files have been leaked to 4chan, which includes a Nintendo-developed GBA emulator codenamed “Sloop” and a Game Boy emulator called “Hiyoko”, both developed by the Nintendo of Europe NERD (Nintendo European Research & Development) team, Paris-based subsidiary responsible for a large part of the company’s emulation efforts in recent years – including the emulators in the Classic Mini consoles and the N64 / GameCube / Wii emulation in the Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

There was even video of the said Game Boy (Advance) emulator allegedly running on the console the account that sent it was quickly deleted.

Is this sure proof that we will be playing Game Boy and GBA games on Switch in the near future? Tell us your thoughts on the usual place.