Donkey Kong Country Headlines Upcoming New Additions to Nintendo Switch Online

Donkey Kong Country, Natsume Championship Wrestling, and The Immortal are all heading to the Switch’s online service next week.

As it does each month, Nintendo today revealed the forthcoming lineup of games that will soon be headed to the publisher’s Nintendo Switch Online service for July, and this time around, the slate is headlined by an all-time classic.

Beginning next week on July 15, two new SNES games and one new NES game will join the Switch Online collection, which is available for free to those who subscribe to Nintendo’s service. Far and away the most notable addition of the bunch is that of Rare’s platforming classic Donkey Kong Country. First released back in 1994 on the SNES, Donkey Kong Country went on to spawn two sequels on the platform before later being revived on the Wii and Wii U in the new Donkey Kong Country Returns series. The latest installment, Tropical Freeze, was later ported to the Switch in 2018.

Joining DKC next week is that of Natsume Championship Wrestling, which is the second SNES title for July. The game originally released back in 1994, and as the title suggests, is a wrestling game that allows you to play as one of 12 different characters.

Lastly, the NES offering for July is that of The Immortal. Released in 1990, The Immortal places you in control of a wizard who must navigate a dangerous dungeon in order to find a lost companion of his.

All in all, it’s not a bad month for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. The addition of Donkey Kong Country will surely make many happy, even though it has readily been available on other platforms over the years. Still, you won’t find me complaining that I can now revisit it on the Switch as well.

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