Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, was previously announced for the Switch Online Expansion Pack, but now we know the game’s official release date. That information came with the trailer you can see above. We now know the game will be added to the N64 app come May 20th, 2022.

A new Japanese trailer for Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was also released on Nintendo’s YouTube account. You can check out that version above as well.

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2y ago

Wasn't this expected? I think it's the last known N64 game of the ones that were initially revealed as coming to the Expansion Pack. Or maybe I'm wrong, I'm going off memory.


Nope. You’re forgetting Pokémon Snap, which at this rate will arrive sometime in late June.

Hopefully by then Nintendo will have announced more games coming to the N64 NSO app. Some more Rareware titles would be nice. Diddy Kong Racing, Banjo-Tooie or Donkey Kong 64 seem easy picks. Goldeneye 007 as a shocker release would be great. Or even something odd like Blast Corps or Jet Force Gemini.

I’d like to see some wild stuff from left field like Mortal Kombat 4 or anything from the massive library or N64 racing games, from Wave Race 64 to Hydro Thunder, Ridge Racer 64 or Rush 2049. I hope there’s some 3rd party possibilities for that app. I loved the N64.


2y ago

This game hits my nostalgia too hard


2y ago

I just got the Expansion Pack this week. It’s been fun revisiting some of those games. Kirby is one that I didn’t get to play back in the day, so I’ll definitely check it out when it drops.