This evening Nintendo has revealed a new special offer for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers in its Super Mario Maker 2 Direct presentation.

Using the offer, subscribers to the company's online service can buy two eShop game vouchers for £84.00 / €99.00 / $99.00 and redeem them for a pair of games - these can be used for pre-ordering unreleased titles. So, as detailed in the presentation, you could pre-order Super Mario Maker 2 with one voucher and use the other immediately on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. With an RRP of £49.99 and £59.99 respectively, purchasing with Game Vouchers would save you £25.98. Not too shabby!

The vouchers last for 12 months from purchase, so you can sit on one or both of them for a while if there's something releasing later in the year which you've got your eye on. It appears that all Nintendo first-party games are included, but the video also shows the upcoming Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, which Nintendo is publishing. A full list of available games can be found on the company's website, and it includes select third-party titles such as Octopath Traveler, Dragon Quest Builders and The World Ends With You: Final Remix.


While Nintendo has been historically reluctant to discount its games outside of 'Player's Choice' lines, we've seen more and more first-party titles in recent sales. Offering discounts on new games is something of a first for the company, though. Interestingly, small print at the bottom of the web page says that the games on offer may change. At the moment, this appears to apply to digital games only.

Will you be taking advantage of this offer? Let us know in the comments.