Looks like it is real.
Rumor: Nintendo is finally bringing its handheld gaming library to Nintendo Switch Online. Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles will soon join the 100-plus NES and SNES games it offers via its Switch Online subscription service, rumors said, from the “Nate the Hate” podcast, corroborated by Nintendo Life on Tuesday and now again on Friday by Eurogamer. Normally, we don’t hear such rumors about Nintendo.
We got no information about when or how is this going to happen. Nintendo may not offer popular titles at the start.
“But it makes a lot of sense that Nintendo would ramp up more classic content, particularly now that the Switch is well into its life and Nintendo is watching its competitors capitalize on remakes, remasters and next-gen patches that make older games look better and give their new consoles some extra life.
For a while, we were wondering if Nintendo would continue going down the NES Classic and SNES Classic route, releasing cute limited-edition miniature USB versions of its Game Boy or Nintendo 64 with preloaded games on board, too. But the Game Boy’s 30th anniversary came and went without a miniature Game Boy, and now we’re in the midst of a global chip shortage. I’d love to see more opportunities to let new gamers in on old classics, and not just in terms of remakes like Link’s Awakening (originally on Game Boy, Game Boy Color).”
Nintendo said at this time they have nothing to share with you about this topic.