It Looks Like Nintendo’s Game Boy Emulator For Switch Online Just Leaked

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Last year there were whispers that Nintendo was planning to bring Game Boy games to its Nintendo Switch Online subscription service to join the existing libraries of NES and SNES titles, plus the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis catalogues available as part of the Expansion pack subscription tier.

Now, a leak seems to provide evidence that Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games may be hitting the service soon.

According to @trashbandatcoot on Twitter, files have been leaked onto 4chan which include a Nintendo-developed GBA emulator codenamed “Sloop” and a Game Boy emulator called “Hiyoko”, both developed by Nintendo of Europe’s NERD (Nintendo European Research & Development) team, the Paris-based subsidiary responsible for much of the company’s emulation efforts in recent years — including the emulators in the Classic Mini consoles and the N64/GameCube/Wii emulation in Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

There was even video of the said Game Boy (Advance) emulator supposedly running on the console, although the account that posted it was quickly deleted.

Is this surefire proof indicating that we’ll be playing Game Boy and GBA games on Switch in the nearish future? Let us know your thoughts in the usual place.




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