Nintendo reveals the next N64 game for its Switch Online + Expansion Pack service

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Nintendo hasn’t outlined the future of Switch Online + Expansion Pack yet, so now what? Nintendo broke its silence today, revealing that the game will be the sequel to Pokémon Puzzle League’s 1996/97 jet ski racing game Wave Race 64.

While it’s not the first time we’ve seen it on one of Nintendo’s digital services, it’s still a welcome addition to Switch Online’s N64 library. Developed by Nintendo EAD, this game is a sequel to the Game Boy original, which was released in 1992.

And yes, the Kawasaki sponsor banners return in the Switch version as well. While they were originally swapped out in the Wii Virtual Console release for Wii and DS banners, they were eventually reinstated in the Wii U release.

Japan will also receive Wave Race 64 later this week, and this version of the game includes Rumble Pak support. If you’d like to learn more about Wave Race’s history or Switch Online’s retro offerings to date, check out the following links:

Will you be returning to Wave Race when it releases on Switch Online later this week? Leave your comment below.


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