Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Nintendo Switch Online Leak Includes Mega Man Battle Network & "SP" NES Mega Man Games

There was a pretty sizable Nintendo Switch Online leak over the weekend, which seems to suggest that Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games may be hitting the service soon. 

The leak includes Nintendo's own proprietary emulators for these legacy handhelds and a list of games tested on each. Chief among them are Mega Man Battle Network 2, Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman and Mega Man Zero 3. Although the latter is readily available to play in Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection, there's currently no legitimate means of playing Battle Network titles on Switch (or any current-gen device).

According to MondoMega, "tested" is the big keyword here. There's no solid indicator that these games will actually be distributed to NSO subscribers. However, Nintendo did get these games up and running on Switch at some point. Whether or not they intend on rolling them out remains to be seen. In the meantime, you can find a more detailed list of GB, GBC and GBA games Nintendo tested here.

On the flip-side, a batch of yet-to-be released "SP" NES Mega Man games were also discovered in a leaked, updated version of the NSO NES app. These "special" titles include Mega Man 1-Mega Man 6. All six SP versions will start players at the Boss Rush.

You can find more details on the NSO NES leak here. Hopefully we'll get to play everything here sooner rather than later!

12 comments:

  1. Hey Brian, just want to point out Mega Man 6 was also in the NES NSO leak. Also, the SP versions just start you at the Boss Rush in each game, cheers!

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  2. Mm I-V and Xtreme 1+2 are already available.

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    1. In 3ds, I mean. Sorry. Dont have a switch so dont know if they crossover.

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    2. Switch online is a subscription service and is not the 3DS Eshop with its individual purchases

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  3. Mega Man 6 SP is there, its just at the start of the next row.

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  4. I wonder if this means that Capcom is ditching the “anniversary collection” route. Considering they haven’t done anything since “Zero anniversary” it stands as a given.

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  5. Can someone explain what "start players at the Boss Rush" means please?

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    1. If you load up the SP version of a Mega Man game it starts you towards the end of the game where you rematch all of the Robot Masters one after the other.

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  6. This is nice but what exactly is going on with Megaman at Capcom? I feel like we really haven't gotten a single word on anything since Zero/ZX. I gotta assume pandemics fault, but it's still concerning.

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    1. Its just dead again, and they are considering to milk it as a Gacha franchise.

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    2. There have been some leaks here and there, though.

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  7. So does this mean we'll never see a Battle Network collection on Switch?

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