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The next game for Nintendo Switch Online is a cult classic from the now-defunct Rare

"Jet Force Gemini" is the next game to join the Nintendo 64 game catalog on Nintendo Switch Online.

The next game for Nintendo Switch Online is a cult classic from the now-defunct Rare
Álvaro Arbonés

Álvaro Arbonés

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Nintendo works slowly, but it never stops working. The catalog of games offered by Nintendo Switch Online has been steadily growing month by month, albeit at a very slow pace, yet it has never stopped doing so. There are better ways to do it. They could make a more impactful move by choosing to do so. But we can’t deny that, in its own way, it hasn’t abandoned the idea it presented us with this particular service.

Today, Nintendo has announced that the next title coming to the Nintendo 64 app will be none other than Jet Force Gemini. A third-person shooter developed and published by Rare in 1999, which not only received excellent reviews but was also considered one of the best video games of the console at that time.

In Jet Force Gemini, players controlled the eponymous team of heroes who traveled through space to confront the invading hordes of Mizar, an insectoid who enslaved an entire alien race. With a blend of third-person shooter, shoot ’em up elements, and action-adventure in 3D environments heavily influenced by arcade games, Super Metroid, and Super Mario 64, the game was revolutionary for its time and the console. This uniqueness endeared it to many players, partly due to the ability to play cooperatively and competitively with up to four players—a rarity back then, outside a few titles.

Jet Force Gemini will arrive with the upcoming Expansion Pack for Nintendo Switch Online in December. Meanwhile, in Japan, they’ll have to wait a little less, as it’s set to be released on November 30th alongside Goldeneye 007, a game that’s already available in the rest of the world on the service.

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Álvaro Arbonés

Álvaro Arbonés

Cultural journalist and writer with a special interest in audiovisuals and everything that can be played. I'm not here to talk about my books, but you can always ask me about them if you're curious.

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