Nintendo is gearing up to offer gamers emulated versions of its classic Game Boy titles via the Switch Online service, according to leaks.
An apparent emulator leak shared by Twitter user Trash_Bandatcoot shows that Nintendo plans to add Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance titles to the Nintendo Switch.
The subscription service currently offers members a choice of classic SNES, NES, and Nintendo 64 games, as well as those from the Sega Genesis.
According to the leak, emulators for the Game Boy Color and the Game Boy Advance have already been created and are fully functional, minus a few performance issues.
This could include classic games such as Super Mario Land, Link's Awakening, Zelda: The Minish Cap, WarioWare, and Metroid Fusion, which have allegedly already been tested by Nintendo using the emulators.
Trash_Bandatcoot also shared screenshots of the emulators in action, showing the colourful graphics of the Game Boy coming to life.
There's no indication of when Nintendo might be adding the new emulators to Switch Online, but the fact they're reportedly working on it is very promising for fans of classic games.
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If the leaks are accurate, it would confirm rumours which circulated last year about Nintendo's plans to add emulators for two of its handheld consoles to Switch Online.
Nintendo podcaster 'Nate the Hate' said in August that the Japanese gaming giant would begin rolling out Game Boy and Game Boy Color games in the near future.
The rumours were said to have been corroborated with company insiders by the industry website Nintendo Life.
Classic games and consoles can fetch a tidy sum on eBay. If you've got an old boxed N64 game lying around, it's worth checking out its value as some titles can fetch thousands on the secondhand market.
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