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News Switch Online Subscribers Will Soon Be Able To Play Dead Cells For Free In Japan
Following in Fire Emblem Warriors' footsteps
Starting later this month, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers in Japan will be able to check out and complete Dead Cells at no extra cost as part of a new offer. The promotion is the latest in a new(ish) trend from Nintendo, where Online subscribers can play entire games for free for a limited time. Last...
News News On Nintendo Switch SNES Controller Stock Expected This Month (North America)
More on the way?
Update (Fri 14th Feb, 2020 16:30 GMT): After reappearing online for a terrifyingly short amount of time towards the end of last month, the official SNES controller for Nintendo Switch has once again been completely out of stock for the last couple of weeks. If you missed out last time, you might want to keep an eye on Nintendo's...
News The Switch Online Service Now Has More Than 15 Million Subscribers
But not everyone is renewing their membership
Nintendo's Switch Online service appears to be growing by the day – with the Japanese company revealing it now has more than 15 million paid subscribers. During Nintendo's latest financial results briefing, president Shuntaro Furukawa touched on both the positives and negatives of the service –...
News Free Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Training Set Available To Switch Online Subscribers
Download it now
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players who also happen to have a subscription to the Nintendo Switch Online service can now download a new Spirit Training set from the eShop for free. This is a special offer for Nintendo Switch Online members. You can download the following items free of charge for use in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!...
News Tetris 99's 11th Maximus Cup Celebrates The Lunar New Year
999 gold points up for grabs
The 11th Maximus Cup for Nintendo's battle royale game Tetris 99 has just been announced. This time around it's a special Lunar New Year point-stacking challenge. As usual, the players with the most points will receive 999 My Nintendo Gold Points. The event will start on 30th January and runs until 3rd February. Below...
News The Switch Online Mobile App Just Got Another Minor Update
It's been a while...
If you're one of the few people who still make regular use of the Switch Online smartphone app, you might be interested to hear Nintendo recently rolled out a new update for it. Admittedly, though, it doesn't do much. This time around it's a simple fix for an issue that made it impossible to sign in on certain devices:...
News Switch Online Users In Japan Will Soon Be Able To Play Fire Emblem Warriors For Free
Promo starts next week
Remember that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker promotion Nintendo ran last year that was exclusive to Switch Online subscribers? In case you forgot, it allowed users of the service to play the game for free for a 10-day period. Well now, a new game for this very same program has been
News Nintendo Asks Fans To Share Their Favourite Switch Online Memories Of 2019
SNES games? Tetris 99?
2019 has been a pretty great year for Nintendo fans, with lots of wonderful games to keep us busy and even a shiny new console to get excited about. The team here at Nintendo Life is currently hard at work putting together some end-of-year celebration content for you lovely readers (you can already start voting for your...
Reminder Nintendo Switch's NES And SNES Library Gets Six New Games Today
Star Fox, Kirby and more!
Just in case it had slipped your mind over the last week or so, we thought it best to remind you that you can now get stuck into six new (well, old but new) games on your Nintendo Switch. Today sees the release of Star Fox 2, Super Punch-Out!!, Kirby Super Star, Breath of Fire II, Journey To Silius, and
News You Can Now Redeem A Seven Day Switch Online Trial From My Nintendo (North America)
Available until the end of January
Nintendo's online service for the Switch has been up and running for more than a year now. In that time, modern titles like Tetris 99 have been made available as well as plenty of old-school games from the NES and SNES era. Although the service has already got more than 10 million subscribers, Nintendo is always...
News Hey Nintendo, Can We Please Have Famicom Wars?
You know, the original Advance Wars game
After months of waiting, Nintendo has finally announced the next batch of SNES and NES titles will be added to the Switch Online service next week. There are a total of six titles coming to the libraries in America and Europe, but as usual, the line-up is slightly different in Japan. This time around, it's...
News Nintendo Expands The Switch Online SNES And NES Service With Six Classic Games
Arriving next week
Well, what a surprise. The day after Nintendo told us to try out F-Zero and other classic SNES games, it has now announced it will be adding six – yes, six – games to the Switch Online service on 12th December. Four are for the SNES app and the other two are for the NES app. Arguably the most exciting of the lot is Star Fox 2
News Nintendo Reminds Switch Online Users To Check Out F-Zero And Other Classic SNES Titles
How about a service update?
When Nintendo launched the SNES digital library on the Switch in September, it also revealed that additional titles would no longer appear on a monthly basis. Since then, there have been no game updates to the service, and the last time we received an update for the NES digital library was in August. You'd be forgiven...
Talking Point What's Happened To Switch's NES And SNES Games, Nintendo?
The last update was three months ago
Leading up to the Nintendo Switch Online service's launch back in September 2018, and during the few months that followed, it was impossible to get away from talk surrounding people's like or dislike for its offerings, including its library of retro games. As subscribers will be aware, being a member of Nintendo...
Deals Get A Year Of Switch Online Family Membership For Under £25
That's £3.10 per user
Nintendo Switch Online is slowly but surely evolving into something pretty special, thanks to the recent addition of SNES games and the fact that it enables you to store save data in the cloud (oh, and play online, of course). One of the best ways of getting fully involved is to get yourself a
News Get More Value Out Of Your Switch Online Sub With This Smash Bros. Ultimate Vault Shopper Set
Download it today
Last week at Nintendo's financial results briefing, president Shuntaro Furukawa promised the company would "continue to enhance" Switch online content, to encourage more users to try out the service. While it's taken a while to get going, it has improved in recent times with the launch of the Super Nintendo digital library. One...
News Nintendo Will "Continue To Enhance" Switch Online Content, To Encourage More Users To Try The Service
"membership numbers are increasing steadily"
As you might recall, September was the one-year anniversary of Switch Online. At Nintendo's financial results briefing today, president Shuntaro Fukukawa briefly addressed it saying how membership numbers had "steadily" increased since its launch. September marked the one-year anniversary of the launch...
Guide Where To Buy The Nintendo Switch Online Super NES Controllers
Update: "Currently unavailable"
Now that Super NES games have finally dropped on Switch for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, you'll probably be wanting to play them with the controller they were designed for. Fortunately, Nintendo also announced that wireless Super NES controllers are available to purchase by anybody signed up to Nintendo's...
Review Pilotwings - 16-bit Flight Simulation, The Nintendo Way
Mode 7 is the wind beneath my Pilotwings
Now that SNES games are available on Nintendo Switch Online, we've decided to revisit each of them in a fresh review. Expect to see updated reviews for all of the titles currently available over the next few weeks. Upon introducing its new Super Famicom console in late 1990 it wasn't just critical for...
News The Wireless SNES Controller For Switch Unlocks Super Mario World Sound Effects
A nice surprise
The SNES Collection for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers has a lot of fancy built-in features such as the ability to rewind games, re-order games, play online with friends and save your progress at any time. If you were lucky enough to get your hands on one of the wireless Super Nintendo Controllers though, you may or may not have...
Review Super Mario World - Phenomenal Platforming Perfection
It's-a Mario masterpiece
Now that SNES games are available on Nintendo Switch Online, we've decided to revisit each of them in a fresh review. Expect to see updated reviews for all of the titles currently available over the next few weeks. Impressive software is vital for a console's launch, and the powerful one-two combination of the Mode 7...
Reminder You Have Just One Week To Claim Your Nintendo Switch Online Sub With Twitch Prime
Enjoy Switch Online at no extra cost!
Grab a free subscription to enjoy all those recently added SNES games and more! Remember a while back when Nintendo and Twitch partnered up to offer free subscriptions to Nintendo Switch Online? Well, that deal is just about to come to an end. Earlier this year, it was revealed that Amazon Prime members c
News Super Kirby Clashes With Nintendo's Battle Royale Game Tetris 99 Later This Week
Unlock a special theme and receive 99 Gem Apples
Nintendo continues to use its battle royale puzzler Tetris 99 to promote various other games. The latest crossover is with Super Kirby Clash – the free-to-start title announced during the most recent Direct presentation. To celebrate the release of this game, the next Maximus Cup in Tetris 99 will...
Reminder Wireless SNES Controllers For Switch Online Can Now Be Purchased (North America)
Exclusive offer for members
Update: The wireless SNES controllers are temporarily out of stock on the Nintendo website. If you want to properly relive the glory days of the SNES on your Nintendo Switch, you must absolutely get the fancy wireless controllers Nintendo showed off during its most recent Direct broadcast. The good news is if you live...
News New Nintendo Switch Online Bundles Offer Top Games At Discounted Prices (Europe)
Mario Kart, Smash and more!
Nintendo of Europe has today unveiled a new selection of Nintendo Switch Online bundles which offer a subscription to the service alongside a top game of your choice. The deal allows you to buy both the Online subscription and a digital copy of your chosen game for less than what it would cost separately. You can go...
Review F-Zero - The Game That Sold Us Mode 7
What a way to launch a console
Now that SNES games are available on Nintendo Switch Online, we've decided to revisit each of them in a fresh review. Expect to see updated reviews for all of the titles currently available over the next few weeks. At their very core, futuristic racing games should have visual flair, and there was already an early...
News Switch Online Members Will Soon Be Able To Trade-In Individual Plans Towards A Family Deal
Get a discount on family memberships
Nintendo has revealed a new option for Switch Online subscribers which will allow individual members to score discounts on a family plan. Coming into effect from 1st October, anyone who has an Individual Membership to the service will be able to trade-in the remaining days left on their deal towards a discount...
News Japanese Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers Will Face Increased Renewal Prices
Luckily, it's not too big a jump
Nintendo Switch Online subscribers in Japan will have to pay a slightly higher fee to renew their subscriptions starting from October, as the service's standard price is due to rise. Japanese Nintendo reports that Nintendo has been sending emails to Switch Online subscribers in Japan to notify them of the change;...
Poll So, Which SNES Games Have You Been Playing On Nintendo Switch?
Mario? Zelda? Star Fox?
Last week, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers were treated to a whole new bunch of retro delights in the form of the new SNES app. Available to download as we speak, the new collection lets players jump into 20 classic games on the go, and we're sure plenty of you have been enjoying your time with them. As such, we thought...
News Switch's NES And SNES Games Will No Longer Be Added Monthly
Mixing it up
SNES games have finally arrived on Nintendo Switch, joining the already existing NES library to create an ever-growing treasure trove of retro delights for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. Previously, when we only had the NES games to enjoy, new titles were released (almost) religiously on the second Wednesday of every month, but...
News Nintendo Updates The Switch Online NES App To Version 4.0.0
Hide the controls
Although Nintendo has just made the SNES app available for Switch Online subscribers, it has also released a new update for the NES app. Version 4.0.0 allows you to hide the pesky bar at the bottom of the screen which displays the game controls. Before the update... After the update! In the game selection menu, you can now also...
Reminder The Super Nintendo App Is Out Today On The Switch
Includes 20 classic games
Today is an absolutely glorious moment for Switch Online members – with Nintendo finally making SNES games available. Provided you've got a paid subscription, you'll be able to head over the eShop and download this new library of classic games right away. Here's a tweet from the Nintendo of America Twitter account,...
News SNES Games Headed To Switch Online, 20 Titles Release Today In North America
Friday if you're in Europe
Well, the months of rumours, speculation and player wishes have finally come true, as Nintendo has revealed that SNES games are indeed headed to Nintendo Switch. Just like the NES games already available on the console, this new SNES library will be available exclusively to Nintendo Switch Online members. The games will...
News Tetris 99 Is Being Updated To Version 2.0, Includes More Modes And DLC
Clear even more lines
It's official: Tetris 99 is receiving another update, but it's not for the faint of heart. Version 2.0 adds Invictus mode and can only be played if you've achieved Tetris Maximus status – which requires you to get first place at least once in the game's traditional online mode. In addition to Invictus mode are new daily...
News Smash Bros. Ultimate Offering Free Spirit Board Challenge Pack To Switch Online Subscribers
Download it today
To add some extra value to the Switch Online subscription, Nintendo has been releasing free challenge packs for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The second one has now been released. Provided you have an active online subscription, you'll be able to redeem this from the Switch eShop right away. Spirit Board Challenge Pack 2 gives you a...
Reminder Two More NES Games Hit The Switch, Plus Another Special Version Of Gradius
Play 'em today
It's that time of the month again when Nintendo adds more classic titles to the NES library on the Nintendo Switch Online app. Along with the two previously announced games, this update also adds in another special version of an iconic shoot 'em up. In terms of the new games, we have Culture Brain's action-arcade title Kung-Fu Heroes...
Feature Super Nintendo Games We’d Like To See On Nintendo Switch Online
You can never have enough ways to play SNES games
The discovery of an FCC filing showing a SNES controller with the model number ‘HAC-042’ (indicating it’s part of the Switch’s library of peripherals) has all but confirmed that Super Nintendo games are finally on their way to the Nintendo Switch Online service alongside their NES-based...
News Switch SNES Controller Confirmed, Nintendo Switch Online SNES Games Next?
Just in time for the one year anniversary...
A SNES-style controller for the Nintendo Switch has been spotted thanks to a new FCC filing, which hints that we could see SNES games added to Nintendo Switch Online service sooner rather than later. The filing – spotted by Restera user
News Two More NES Games Join The Nintendo Switch Online Service In August
Japan gets one different title
Later this month, Nintendo is adding two more NES games to its Switch Online service in North America and Europe. Both of these titles will be made available on 21st August. The first is Culture Brain's action-arcade game Kung-Fu Heroes (part of the Super Chinese series) and the second title is the multi-genre action...
News The Switch Online Mobile App Just Received Another Incredibly Minor Update
Bug fixes and additional voice chat support
In case you forgot, the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app is a thing you can use to enhance your online experience. If you still happen to have it installed on your mobile device, you can now download version 1.5.2. Following on from major updates for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 earlier...
Talking Point Nintendo Switch Online’s Appeal Is Growing, But There's A Long Way To Go
Game Trials and exclusive content are a step in the right direction
We received an email in our personal inbox the other day – Nintendo was offering 50 points (the My Nintendo Platinum Points rather than eShop coins, unfortunately) in return for completing a survey about Nintendo Switch Online. It seems that the company is seeking hard feedback...
News Free Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board Challenge Pack Available To Switch Online Subscribers
Download it today
Alongside the release of the Hero and Version 4.0.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo has released one extra downloadable goodie on the Switch eShop. Provided you're a Switch Online member, you'll be able to download a Spirit Board Challenge Pack for free.
Reminder The Rewind Feature Is Now Live For Nintendo Switch Online NES Games
Plus an SP version of Mighty Bomb Jack
Update: You can now download the version 3.0.0 update for the Nintendo Switch Online NES game portal that introduces a handy rewind feature enabling you to pause the action and skip back just as you would while watching something on Netflix (check out the trailer below). Donkey Kong 3 and Wrecking Crew are also...
News It’s Official: The Switch Online Service Has Surpassed 10 Million Subscribers
Nintendo will continue to make it more appealing
The Nintendo Switch Online service might have only been launched late last year, but it's already got more than 10 million subscribers. Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa confirmed this at the company's recent Shareholder Q&A. The number of subscribers for Nintendo Switch Online has increased...
News The Second DLC Pack For Tetris 99 Will Include Offline Multiplayer
Fun for family and friends
Nintendo's Japanese website has confirmed the second offline DLC pack coming to Tetris 99 later this year will include a mode allowing you to play with family and friends. No extra information has been provided and there's the word on when it will arrive. Next weekend, Tetris 99 celebrates Splatoon 2's final Splatfest...
News Nintendo Thinking About Extending Switch Online Retro Library Beyond NES Software
Are more legacy platforms on the way?
At Nintendo's 79th annual general meeting of shareholders yesterday, company president Shuntaro Furukawa was asked about the possibility of retro software from platforms such as the Nintendo 64 and GameCube era appearing on the Switch in future. In response, Furukawa said he had no "new information" to share,...
News Win More My Nintendo Gold Points In The 4th Tetris 99 Maximus Cup
Starts later this week
If you're still playing the addictive battle royale game Tetris 99 months after its release and have been training up in preparation for the next big event, you'll be pleased to hear Nintendo has now revealed the 4th Maximus Cup will be taking place later this week on 21st June. Below is the official announcement for North...
News Nintendo Throws In A Surprise NES Game With This Week's Switch Online Update
Another stealth launch
As we already know, Nintendo has added three new NES games to its Nintendo Switch Online service this week: Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Volleyball, and City Connection. However, as it has done before, the company has thrown in a bonus game for good measure. TwinBee SP, a revised version of Kon
News Here Are Your Nintendo Switch Online NES Games For The Month Of June
Fight, drive and play
Nintendo has announced the three games coming to the Nintendo Switch Online NES service in the month of June. Both North America and Europe will receive Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Volleyball and City Connection. These games will be released on the service on 12th June. Below are the full details about each title, courtesy...
Reminder Get A One-Year Nintendo Switch Online Sub With Your Twitch Prime Membership
Update: 60-day wait is now up, so early birds can claim the remaining months
Update: We have now passed the 60-day period that Twitch Prime members needed to wait to redeem the further nine months of free subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. Assuming you jumped on the offer close to launch and snapped up the initial three months, you should be...