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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - RUMOR | Official GBA and GB Emulators Have Been Leaked & Playable On Nintendo Switch

UPDATE: Apparently Nintendo is deleting posts:

Footage has been taken down already of it in action but this confirms that GBA and GB will eventually come to NSO. I don't know why they waited so long to add GB but okay. 

There are official NSPs out there you can use on emulators or official hardware if you do that kind of thing. 

I personally would like to play Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire if they're included. And since Nintendo owns a lot of the library on GB and GBA we should see much better support and releases from it once it launches. And who knows...maybe a localized Mother 3 finally releases on it. 

Last edited by Ljink96 - on 18 April 2022

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They should have released Game Boy in 2020 on NSO imo but whatever, better late than never. Maybe we can get the original versions of the first two Advance Wars games with GBA.



This would be great if true, and it seems to be. Hopefully it launches in September or before.



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This is exciting. I want to play GBA games on the Switch so bad. I would love to see what they would look like on the OLED screen.



A little late for April Fool's, don't you think.



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CaptainExplosion said:

A little late for April Fool's, don't you think.

But it's not April fools. The software format that Nintendo uses (NSP)s of each emulator have leaked. And for the Gameboy games, each one is a separate NSP which is kind of a lot of work to do just to fake Gameboy emulation. The software itself points back to NERD as well. The emulator functions, rewind, dev tools, etc. are also in these NSPs. This could be a very elaborate hoax and is still a rumor at this point, but it would have been done on April fools, not today. 

If you need any more convincing, video of the emulators in action were taken down shortly after being posted. And not by the poster's own will. 

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Ljink96 said:
CaptainExplosion said:

A little late for April Fool's, don't you think.

But it's not April fools. The software format that Nintendo uses (NSP)s of each emulator have leaked. And for the Gameboy games, each one is a separate NSP which is kind of a lot of work to do just to fake Gameboy emulation. The software itself points back to NERD as well. The emulator functions, rewind, dev tools, etc. are also in these NSPs. This could be a very elaborate hoax and is still a rumor at this point, but it would have been done on April fools, not today. 

If you need any more convincing, video of the emulators in action were taken down shortly after being posted. And not by the poster's own will. 

I still find this too good to be true.



Still waiting for Super Mario RPG but I am always good with Nintendo adding more platforms.



axumblade said:

Still waiting for Super Mario RPG but I am always good with Nintendo adding more platforms.

I wish Nintendo would get the full rights to Super Mario RPG characters from Square, then we'd ACTUALLY get Geno in Smash, instead of that Disney anime kid. -_-



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Kirby and the Amazin Mirror

The GBA has the majority of games I still replay to this day from time to time. Having them on Switch would be fantastic. I hope that this leak:

1. Turns out to be true
2. Materializes fast
3. Standard suscription gets GBA and GB (Unlikely, but still)