The new games that are being added to the Nintendo Switch Online service in February have been announced and those of us who live outside of Japan are once again receiving two games instead of three.
Nintendo has released a trailer for the two games that fans in Europe and North America will be receiving on February 13th - Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby's Adventure.
The Japanese subscribers to the Nintendo Switch Online service will be receiving a third game in February - Tsuppari Oozumou, which is a sumo fighting game. Super Mario Bros. 2 is also referred to as Super Mario USA in Japan, due to how it was originally a different game called Doki Doki Panic and was rebranded into a Mario game, which was then re-released in Japan.
We will likely also be receiving some more "SP" versions of classic games, which usually just put you at specific places in each game, such as the SP version of Metroid putting you outside of Ridley's chamber.
Kirby's Adventure and Super Mario Bros. 2 are two amazing games for the Nintendo Entertainment System and their addition to the Nintendo Switch Online service is welcome, but it's still disappointing to see Nintendo favoring Japan and giving their international fans less content for the same price.
There is evidence that Super Nintendo games will be coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service at some point in the future, which really needs to happen sooner rather than later, as the drip feed of NES games is hardly making the service seem appealing, even with games that are as good as Super Mario Bros. 2, especially in the same month where PS Plus subscribers are receiving For Honor and Hitman - The Complete First Season and Xbox Live Gold subscribers are getting Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and Super Bomberman R.
Those of you who want to play Tsuppari Oozumou can download the Famicom version of the Nintendo Switch Online app and play it there, as the region-free nature of the Nintendo Switch will allow you to create a Japanese account and download content from their Eshop.
Kirby's Adventure and Super Mario Bros. 2 will be added to the Nintendo Switch Online service on February 13th, 2019.