The next trio of NES games headed to the Nintendo Switch Online service will be arriving just in time for the holidays.
According to Nintendo of America’s recent tweet, Ninja Gaiden, Wario’s Woods, and Adventures of Lolo will hit the Switch’s online NES library on Wednesday, December 12th. Users with an active subscription to the service will be able to access them and many other classic titles at any time.
Ninja Gaiden, Wario’s Woods and ADVENTURES OF LOLO are coming to #NintendoSwitchOnline – Nintendo Entertainment System. Set up your membership now and start playing on 12/12! https://t.co/74Hzxk9spt pic.twitter.com/Pi9rtqNhlO
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 5, 2018
Fans of platformers will be in for a challenge with 1988’s Ninja Gaiden, as the game is known for being punishingly difficult. Players will take control of the ninja Ryu Hayabusa and use his platforming skills and ninja powers to traverse 14 tricky stages.
The other two games will offer a more relaxed experience focused on puzzle solving. In Adventures of Lolo, users will help Lolo save the love of his life from the evil King Egger by navigating a giant castle filled with environmental traps and puzzles. For fans of Dr. Mario or Tetris, Wario’s Woods will put them in control of Toad to arrange monsters and bombs in vertical, horizontal, and diagonal shapes to clear out the screen.
The new batch of games will join the recently added Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack, and Twinbee, as well as the over 20 other retro games. Nintendo has also been throwing in a surprise edition of an NES title every month, with the most recent being an alternate version of Gradius. In it, players were thrown into the fifth level of the game with all upgrades unlocked for an overpowered adventure.
Source: Nintendo of America on Twitter