Super Mario 3D All-Stars has reportedly leaked online, revealing details on how the upcoming Switch version was compiled.
Mario 3D All-Stars will be released for a limited time starting Friday and features an updated version of Mario 64, Mario Sunshine and Mario Galaxy.
And according to Twitter user OatmealDome, all three games appear to have been emulated.
Should the data machines prove accurate and official Switches exist, it may increase the likelihood that N64, GameCube, and Wii games will appear on Nintendo Switch Online in the future.
The subscription service, which had over 15 million paying members as of January 2020, provides access to an infrequently updated library of NES and SNES games.
During Nintendo’s 79th Annual General Meeting in June 2019 – prior to the launch of SNES games for Switch Online – President Shuntaro Furukawa was specifically asked if the company plans to re-release Nintendo 64 and GameCube software through Switch Online or other services .
“We cannot provide any new information on how or in what form software developed for previous platforms will be delivered to consumers in the future, but we are currently offering Nintendo Entertainment System titles as part of the Nintendo Switch Online service,” replied he.
“This is just one of many ways that consumers can play previous titles, and we’d like to deliver it in some form. We are very aware that many of our consumers have asked for a way to play older titles like this one. “