Looks like new Genesis / Mega Drive games might hit Switch Online today | VGC

Nintendo may be preparing to add new Sega Genesis / Mega Drive games to its Nintendo Switch Online service.

According to NinStatusBot Twitter account – a profile that tracks Nintendo’s maintenance windows – The Genesis / Mega Drive Switch app will go down for maintenance on Friday morning between 00:55 – 02:00 UTC.

The platform holder often takes its retro console apps down for maintenance when adding new titles to them, suggesting that it may announce either today or Friday morning that more Sega games will be added to the subscription service.

Nintendo Switch Online – March 2022 Mega Drive titles

The NES and SNES apps went down last month, resulting in the addition of several new titles. The previous maintenance period in February resulted in the addition of Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings to the service.

The last time the Mega Drive / Genesis app underwent maintenance was March 17, which was followed by the addition of three new games; Alien Soldier, Light Crusader and Super Fantasy Zone.

Prior to that, maintenance took place on December 16, 2021, after which five games had been added; ToeJam & Earl, Altered Beast, Dynamite Headdy, Sword of Vermillion and Thunder Force II.

It then looks likely that new Sega Genesis / Mega Drive games are on the way. It should be noted, however, that this is not an absolute certainty. In rare cases in the past, both NES and SNES apps have undergone maintenance that has not resulted in the addition of new titles to their libraries.

The expansion pack adds Mega Drive and Nintendo 64 games to existing NES and SNES libraries, available as part of standard Switch Online membership.

Players can also purchase a separate Mega Drive controller that connects to the switch for more faithful recreation.