The Nintendo Switch has an NES emulator integrated in it known as "flog", although it does not seem to be used by anything at the moment. It could be that this is the system that will help run original NES games on the modern Nintendo console when they are released on the new online service sometime in 2018.Although the new Switch console from Nintendo is proving to be a fairly solid success story for the Japanese company, its biggest push in recent years may come from less likely sources. Along with millions of mobile application downloads built on Nintendo properties, it also created a great buzz around its hard to find NES Mini Classic. Who would have thought that 30 years after its debut, NES games could be so popular?Of course the original NES games have been available in a digital capacity in several emulators for years, but Nintendo has put some effort behind them in recent years and is looking to do the same in 2018 when it launches its Nintendo Switch Online. For that, however, you need your own emulator and it seems that most Switch devices will not need much of an update to run it.During Nintendo Switch hardware scans, modders have uncovered a full T-shirt of system modules, applets and data files, but they also stumbled across an NES emulator. Called "flog", they tell us that every switch comes with the preinstalled emulator, but as it stands, it does not seem to be used by anything in an official capacity (thanks to NintendoEverything).While this is good news for those who missed out on buying a NES Mini Classic or for those who want to play NES games on the road in the near future, raises the question of why Nintendo still has to make games Available for Switch Owners. If the NES emulator is already part of the system, could not Nintendo have expanded its game launch line with a number of original NES games?We know that Nintendo is planning to take advantage of the online game to augment those retro games and an extensive library of classic titles could help push the new service online when it premieres. For now, all we know is that the emulator is there and should be ready to go when Nintendo decides to pull the retro trigger and launch its NES library to modern players in a portable disguise.
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