Kirby 64 Coming to Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Next Week


Kirby 64 now has a release date to join the Switch Online Expansion Pack, and it’s coming sooner than some might have expected.

Nintendo Switch Online was seen by many fans as a controversial feature when it was first introduced in 2018. Putting a price on the Switch’s online functionality didn’t seem to be worth the money at first. However, Nintendo perhaps hoped that the Switch Online Expansion Pack would change users’ perspectives on the service as it grants access to emulators for the NES, SNES, and N64. Some still wonder if the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is worth the price of entry, but more new games are consistently being added to its lineup.

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The last game to be added to the N64 roster in the Expansion Pack is Kirby 64: The crystal shards. Initially, Kirby 64 was featured in a trailer alongside Mario Golf and the original pokemon snap. However, at the time, fans only knew that these classic games were being planned for release on Switch, but not when they would have access. Kirby 64 first released in 2000, which means it will be available for over 20 years once it is in the hands of Switch players.

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Kirby as a character it’s even older than that, as the famous pink ball is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. While fans have already seen a new Kirby game comes out in the form of Kirby and the Forgotten Landa return to a classic title featuring one of gaming’s most recognizable characters will certainly not be avoided by many fans. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards presents the holder Kirby hunting, as you’d expect, the shards of a sacred crystal after it’s been shattered by dark matter, and it’s finally been announced that it’s coming to Switch Online subscribers on May 20th.


Kirby 64 players collect the sacred crystal pieces in six worlds, each divided into several levels. As always, Kirby it can suck in and take the forms of most of its enemies, giving it unique powers. In addition to the single-player elements of Kirby 64there is also a multiplayer part of the game that can be played locally or online with other Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards arrives on the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack next week, but it’s not the only content for the subscription service that’s likely to arrive soon. In a recent interview, Nintendo’s president confirmed that the company would bring new content to Switch Online. And after seeing a Game Boy Advance emulator leak, some fans are pretty sure they know what’s to come.


Kirby 64: The Shard of Crystal will be available on May 20 for Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack subscribers.

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