It seems we are one step closer to Super Nintendo games on the Nintendo Switch as a recent FCC filing shows that the company is planning a SNES controller.
It’s been a long wait, but it seems like we’re getting ever so much closer to playing Super Nintendo games on the Nintendo Switch in an official format.
The image on the FCC only shows the back of the controller, but it also shows the supposed model number–HAC-042–which is the naming scheme used for other official first-party Switch hardware. Next month marks a full year since Nintendo began offering their Nintendo Switch Online services, so the company could be preparing to give users a reason to re-subscribe to another year of NSO, in order to play Super Nintendo games.
The controller seems to be able to slide onto your Joy-Con slots on the side of your Switch unit. As we all know the NES games have been running a little dry, so it is high time Nintendo announced when SNES games will arrive for Nintendo Switch Online members.
Previously, Nintendo released NES controllers compatible with the Nintendo Switch, which could be purchased by users that had an active subscription to Nintendo Switch Online.