Nintendo has just announced that Pilotwings 64, which was originally launched alongside the Nintendo 64 back in 1996, will soon be arriving on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription service.
The trailer announcing that the game is coming to the service features a seductive voiceover narrative accompanied by smooth jazz music. Not exactly what you’d expect from a Nintendo 64 flight simulation game, but it’s pretty convincing.
In Pilotwings 64, you pilot airborne vehicles while taking on various challenges and missions. It’s a sequel to the first Pilotwings game on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, which is also on the Nintendo Switch Online service.
In order to play Pilotwings 64 and the rest of the Nintendo 64 games on the Switch, you’ll need the Expansion Pack upgrade to the base online membership. This upgraded membership costs $49.99 per year for an individual membership and $79.99 for a family plan of up to eight people.
Pilotwings 64 will be the 10th Nintendo 64 game to be added to this expansion pack service of games since it began last year. The most recent game to the service, Wave Race 64, was added mid-August; new N64 games are added roughly once a month, though there was no new game added in September.
Instead, during September’s Nintendo Direct presentation, we learned about a handful of Nintendo 64 titles that are planned to be added to the online service in the upcoming months. Pilotwings 64 was one of the titles planned for 2022. The other two games planned for 2022 are Mario Party and Mario Party 2. It is likely that they will be the games added to the service in November and December.
You can view the trailer for Pilotwings 64 for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack below. Pilotwings 64 will be added to the service for members to play next week on October 13.