Nintendo confirms European online games on the N64 Switch can be played at 60Hz after fans worried
European Switch owners, rejoice! Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that all N64 games included in the Switch Online + Expansion Pack can be played at 60Hz.
In a tweet Posted on its official Twitter account, Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that every game included in the new Switch Online subscription level will be playable at 60Hz in English. The account also confirmed that some games will also have an option where you can switch between the original European PAL versions with other language options.
All Nintendo 64 games included with #NintendoSwitchOnline + The expansion pack can be played in the English 60Hz versions. Some games will also have the option to play the original European PAL version with language options. pic.twitter.com/nZeO4WQaPN
– Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) October 11, 2021
This is a huge win for European gamers who own Nintendo’s hybrid console and can’t wait to replay some N64 classics without blowing the dust off their cartridges or their N64 console. During the lifetime of the N64 European games were released in PAL format and unlike the US versions these region specific titles operated at 50Hz instead of 60Hz leading many to view them as lower versions.
As Eurogamer noted, when Nintendo announced the arrival of N64 games on Switch Online, fans across Europe were concerned that the games would run at a lower refresh rate, especially since a first trailer appeared to show. PAL games. It looks like we’ve seen the PAL option in use, rather than the only version.
During a Nintendo Direct last month, the company announced that Switch Online is getting a major update, which will add N64 and Sega Genesis games to its virtual library for members to play. Some games arriving in the N64 launch lineup include Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Star Fox 64. The update is expected to arrive later this month, with pricing and a firm release date expected. get closer to the launch.
Taylor is Associate Technical Writer at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.