Nintendo has filed an FCC listing for what appears to be a SNES controller for the Switch, sparking rumors that the iconic console's classics are finally coming.
The entertainment world is currently being flooded with remakes and remasters. It seems as if consumers love nothing more than a healthy hit of nostalgia, and we are very much a part of that group. Game developers have cottoned on to that, and it has made for a lot of hype in recent years. Abe's Odyssey, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and Final Fantasy VII have all been/will be remastered and re-released.
Nintendo went one better with the Switch. If you are subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online, you are probably aware of the fact that you can play a wealth of NES titles. If you weren't previously aware of that, we have twice as much good news for you as we do everybody else. That's because a recently-filed FCC listing would suggest SNES games are coming to the Switch.
The filing, discovered by ResetEra user Link83 and reported by Destructoid, implies that Nintendo will soon be releasing modern-day SNES controllers. We're assuming that they will be compatible with the Switch in preparation for the onslaught of SNES games we're about to get. This definitely isn't just wishful thinking, right?
In our defense, there is a precedent for this. Nintendo previously asked people to subscribe to the Switch's online service in order to get their hands on a pair of remade NES controllers, in order for them to better play the console's classic titles in 2019. It stands to reason that this is going to be the exact same thing, probably just in time for the holiday season.
Effectively, what we're saying is, don't get excited just yet, but start putting together that wishlist of SNES classics you would love to see come to NSO. Who are we kidding? We've had that list written up ever since NES games first arrived on the platform. Don't be shy about hoping for lesser-known, cult classics making the jump either. Some of the NES titles that have made the cut so far would suggest no SNES game will be off the table.