UPDATE: As several you have pointed out, this is part of the "Arcade Archives" range which is listed on Nintendo of America's official site.


ORIGINAL STORY: Yesterday Nintendo revealed that the Switch Virtual Console won't be active at launch, with more information on the service coming in the future. However, we may not be waiting that long, as over in Japan it has been confirmed that Neo Geo games will be available in March.

King of Fighters '98, Metal Slug 3, Waku Waku 7, Shock Troopers and World Heroes Perfect are the games currently confirmed for release on the Switch as digital downloads.

The arrival of these retro classics on the Switch may suggest that the Virtual Console could be up and running during the launch month, but it could be that these are considered as separate releases from that service. Hamster - the company publishing these games on the console - have previously released Neo Geo titles on other consoles. However, on the original Wii, Neo Geo was supported as one of the Virtual Console formats.

The release schedule also confirms that Blaster Master Zero will arrive in March as well, alongside the music title VOEZ.

[via nintendo.co.jp]