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Star Fox 2, Super Punch-Out!! coming to Nintendo Switch Online in December

Six more SNES and NES games bound for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers

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Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will get six more classic games from the NES and Super NES era next week, including Star Fox 2, the canceled Star Fox sequel that made its official debut on the Super NES Classic Edition in 2017.

Also coming to Nintendo Switch Online are SNES games Super Punch-Out!!, Breath of Fire 2, and Kirby Super Star; as well as NES games Chrystalis and Journey to Silius.

All six games will be available through Nintendo Switch Online starting Dec. 12. The addition of those titles will bring the number of classic NES and SNES games playable through Nintendo Switch Online to 74.

A 12-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online costs $19.99. You can also subscribe for one month for $3.99, or for three months for $7.99. Subscribing to Nintendo’s service enables online play for games like Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Arms, and Nintendo offers a growing selection of classic games to play.

If you’re unfamiliar with any of the forthcoming 8-bit and 16-bit titles coming to Nintendo Switch Online later this month, here are Nintendo’s official descriptions of each (or you can watch the trailer at the top of this post):

Star Fox 2 – This 3D rail-shooter and second installment of the Star Fox series was first designed for the Super NES, but went unreleased until it appeared on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system in 2017. This time, Emperor Andross is on a crusade to conquer the Lylat system and the Star Fox team itself. After a long wait, Star Fox is back in action.

Super Punch-Out!! – Featuring the tight gameplay and humor the series is known for, this sequel to the NES classic sees Little Mac return to the ring with the World Video Boxing Association belt once again at stake.

Kirby Super Star – That awful King Dedede is at it again – he’s stolen all the food in Dream Land. It’s up to Kirby to get it back and ultimately save Popstar from being taken over. There’s never a dull moment as Kirby dashes, flies and fights!

Breath of Fire II – Set 500 years after the original, take on the role of Ryu, the last member of the Dragon Clan. A cast of unusual and exciting companions join you in your adventures across a wondrous land full of magic and mystery.

Crystalis – An epic story for action-RPG fans is ready to unfold. Set in a world where civilization lies in ruins, the young protagonist awakes from cryogenic sleep and the adventure begins. Collect the Sword of Wind and venture into the unknown.

Journey to Silius – Join Jay on his run and gun mission to take down the mechanical army responsible for his father’s death. Defeat endless waves of attack robots and fulfill his father’s dream of developing a space colony in the Silius Solar System.

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