During last week's Nintendo Direct we heard about the Arcade Archives range which is headed to the Switch in the near future. 

These will be arcade versions of classic games - produced by HAMSTER - and where appropriate will support multiplayer with Joy-Con controls. The original Mario Bros. will start it all on 27th September, and the following games were also confirmed.

  • Vs. Super Mario Bros.
  • Vs. Balloon Fight
  • Vs. Ice Climber
  • Vs. Pinball
  • Vs. Clu Clu Land
  • Punch-Out!!

The latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu has a feature on Arcade Archives: Mario Bros., of interest if you're fluent in the language. In addition to this the article also been revealed that the following three games will be including in the Arcade Archives range at some point in the future:

  • VS. Wrecking Crew
  • VS. Urban Champion
  • VS. Excitebike

While we can't say we are particularly looking forward to Urban Champion, it will be great to play modified versions of Wrecking Crew and Excitebike on the Switch.

Let us know what you think of these retro releases with a comment below.

[via japanesenintendo.com]