Nintendo has recently announced many old and new games for the Nintendo Switch. However, some of them belong to the in-house online service. However, gamers in Europe have to do without an N64 classic. It’s not the first time.
Nintendo fans in Europe will have to do without a Switch game
Paying monthly for Nintendo Switch Online gives you access to online multiplayer and some retro classics. With an expansion pack N64 games are also added. In the latest Direct, Nintendo announced games like Mario Party or GoldenEye 007, which has long been indexed in Germany. Gamers in Japan can also look forward to Harvest Moon 64 in 2023. However, the rest of the world gets nothing (source: Nintendo).
For players in Europe in particular, this is the second time that the cozy farming game has slipped through their fingers. Harvest Moon 64 is actually 1999 only released in Japan and North America. There is no official reason why the game never made it to retail in Europe back then. So Nintendo is now showing itself consistently and is not changing this situation with the latest update for Nintendo Switch Online.
Check out the games coming soon to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack here:
More N64 Games for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack
Harvest Moon 64 is only available on the Wii U in Europe
There’s a way you’ve been able to get Harvest Moon 64 in Europe so far. The farming game for the Wii U Virtual Console was released in 2017. The console is of course now considered one of the biggest flops for Nintendowhile the Switch is still selling very well.
Harvest Moon 64 is the only installment in the popular series to appear on the Nintendo 64. As usual you have to go there bring an old farm back into shape, grow different crops, take care of animals and make friends with the neighbors. The series is also considered the prequel to the popular and successful Stardew Valley (view on Amazon).
Two N64 games that you officially get with the Nintendo Switch Online + expansion pack are also come with a major disadvantage. For example, you can no longer field your own pocket monsters in Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2. The feature didn’t make it to the Switch from the Nintendo 64.