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These are the free Nintendo Switch Online games for June

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Nintendo has announced the three new games that will be added for free to its Nintendo Switch Online NES library for the month of June - but it's hardly a vintage month.

Subscribers to Nintendo's online service will get access to beat-em-up Double Dragon II: The Revenge, sports sim Volleyball and weird driving / platformer hybrid City Connection. The games will be available on from June 12, and here's what Nintendo has to say about them:

Check them out in action in the trailer below:

Time for next-gen freebies?

The $3.99 / £3.49 / AU$5.95 per month subscription cost now bags you well over 40 NES games to play on your Nintendo Switch, as well as the Tetris 99 battle royale puzzler. 

It's great that the games library is growing all the time (though there's been the suggestion that they'll all eventually get swapped out), but the truly great 8-bit games from the early 80s machine are starting to dry up.

Here's hoping that as part of its E3 2019 Nintendo Direct, the company starts introducing newer virtual console games to the system. The ability to play SNES or Nintendo 64 games on the hybrid handheld would be a joy.

Gerald is the Executive Editor for TechRadar, taking care of the site's home cinema, gaming, smart home, entertainment and audio output. He loves gaming, but don't expect him to play with you unless your console is hooked up to a 4K HDR screen and a 7.1 surround system. Based out of TechRadar Towers, London, Gerald was previously Editor of Gizmodo UK. He is also the author of 'Get Technology: Upgrade Your Future', published by Aurum Press.

Gerald dreams of the day when he can pop on a VR headset and meet Lawnmower Man-era Pierce Brosnan. Sadly, Pierce doesn't share the dream.