SNES Titles May Soon Be Coming To Nintendo Switch

Recent FCC filings allude to upcoming SNES controllers and games.

by Jelani James

Are you among the many hoping to play SNES titles on the Nintendo Switch? If so, then you’ll be happy to know that a recent FCC filing may prove to be the precursor of such desires.

Spotted by forum members of Resetera, an FCC filing shows what appears to be a wireless SNES controller. Though most of the documentation is confidential (and will remain so until next year), what we can see thus far suggests it will include Bluetooth support for the wireless connection to the Switch, along with the capacity to slide into Joy-Con rails just the previously-released NES controllers.

The filing shows a controller that looks very similar to the Super Nintendo


And speaking of NES controllers, their existence is why the possibility of SNES titles coming to the Switch is even being considered at all.

Nothing has been made official about the SNES controller or SNES game library

As you might recall, Nintendo released the aforementioned NES controllers roughly 12 months ago around the time games from the respective platform started appearing for subscribers to Nintendo Online. As such, it makes sense that it’s doing something similar here by releasing a controller that could be used to play some of the greats from that era such as Super Metroid, Donkey Kong Country and F-Zero for a more authentic experience.

Of course, Nintendo has yet to say anything official about SNES controllers (or games), so any speculation will remain just that until further notice. Hopefully, that moment comes sooner rather than later.

- This article was updated on July 29th, 2021