Much like PlayStation and Xbox, Nintendo Switch has its online gaming offering. Called Nintendo Switch Online, the service allows a Switch user to go online and play multiplayer titles.
They further provide another service on top of the online subscription called Switch Online Expansion Pass, which rewards owners with a Nintendo title from legacy consoles every month.
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With October well on its way, the Japanese console maker officially announces its next title offering. This one is neither a platformer nor a shooter. This one, however, pioneered in making the flight sim genre accessible on consoles. Announced via the official Nintendo Twitter, starting October 13, Expansion pass subscribers will receive Pilotwings 64 for free.
Pilotwings 64 was the launch title for Nintendo 64. Developed by Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda, the game offers simple controls and engaging objectives for users to complete.
Pilot vehicles, master challenges, and take in breathtaking sights in Pilotwings 64, coming to #NintendoSwitch for #NintendoSwitchOnline + Expansion Pack members on 10/13! #Nintendo64 pic.twitter.com/utpMi1YYzN
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 7, 2022
Players control a gyroplane, a jet pack and a hang glider, exploring four different islands. Pilotwings 64 will be the 19th title released for the service in the west. Once added, the full list of N64 titles on the service will be as follows (courtesy of VGC):
- Dr Mario 64
- F-Zero X
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Mario Golf
- Mario Kart 64
- Mario Tennis
- Paper Mario
- Pilotwings 64
- Pokémon Puzzle League
- Pokémon Snap
- Sin & Punishment
- Star Fox 64
- Super Mario 64
- Wave Race 64
- Yoshi’s Story
Naturally, to enjoy the title, an active Nintendo Switch Online+Expansion subscription is required. Once that is activated, players can download and enjoy some flying shenanigans starting October 13.
Check out this beautifully narrated Pilotwings 64 for Switch Online trailer down below.