Nintendo 64 Switch Online

Last month, the reveal of Nintendo 64 games headed to Nintendo Switch Online was mostly met with adoration from fans, although one problem did prevent the announcement from being truly special. As you may recall, footage shown off during the Nintendo Direct suggested that European fans might have to put up with games running at a slower 50Hz – an issue we explored and explained in full detail just weeks ago.

In a slightly surprising move, however, the company has today addressed those concerns with a statement, confirming that Europe's N64 games will all be available in 60Hz.

"All Nintendo 64 games included with Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack can be played in 60Hz English language versions," Nintendo says. "Select games will also have the option to play the original European PAL version with language options."

So there we are. All games will run at 60Hz, with some also being available in their original 50Hz PAL states. Perfect.

Of course, if you're reading this from North America and wondering what all the fuss is about, don't worry. It's safe to assume that all N64 games headed to Switch Online will also run at the preferred 60Hz in your region, just as the originals did back in the day.

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