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Talking Point Does The Nintendo Switch Game Voucher Programme Offer Value For Money?
Finally, it's time to bag Go Vacation...
The announcement during yesterday’s Super Mario Maker 2 Direct presentation that Nintendo is offering a new digital deal to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers has met with mixed opinion and a little confusion. Some fans have reacted with dismay that it’s a digital-only promotion and the savings tend to...
News Nintendo Switch Online Users Can Now Buy Two Games For $99
Thanks to Nintendo's new voucher deal
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...
News Three New NES Games Hit Switch, Plus A Special Version Of Star Soldier
They just keep coming
As has become tradition, another batch of NES games has now arrived on the Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online app. Three 'new' games and one extra bonus await. As promised by Nintendo last week, the three main new additions are Donkey Kong Jr., Clu Clu Land
News Nintendo Hints At Further Switch Online Exclusives Following Tetris 99
"We need to continue offering elements like this"
In a newly translated Q&A with investors from the end of March, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has highlighted the success of Tetris 99 as a factor for increased Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions and hinted at further exclusives to help drive interest in the service. Responding to...
News Nintendo Adds Three More Games To The Switch Online NES Library Next Week
Following on from last week's website reveal, Nintendo has now officially confirmed Donkey Kong Jr., Clu Clu Land and VS. Excitebike will arrive on the Switch Online NES service on 15th May. Thanks to the official PR, we now have a bit more information about each of these classic games:
News Nintendo's Upcoming Switch Online NES Titles Include Donkey Kong Jr., VS. Excitebike And Clu Clu Land
A surprise reveal
Nintendo's American website has seemingly revealed the next batch of games coming to the Switch Online NES service later this month. These "upcoming titles" include Donkey Kong Jr., VS. Excitebike and Clu Clu Land. More information about each of these games is expected to be shared when Nintendo makes an official announcement. For...
Reminder Three New NES Games Hit Switch Today, Plus A Special Version Of Kid Icarus
Update now live
It's that time of the month once again, folks. If you update your Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online app, you'll notice three new games (and a little bonus) are waiting for you. As promised by Nintendo last week, the three main new additions are Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Punc
News Show Off Your Skills In The Second Tetris 99 Maximus Cup
Starts this weekend
The battle royale puzzle game Tetris 99 will be hosting its second Maximus Cup in North America this weekend from 12th April through to 14th April. This time the contest is slightly different from the first one, as you won't have to win to score points. All you have to do is place as high as you can. Here's the description from...
News Switch Online Mobile App Receives New Update, But It's Still Mostly Useless
Come on, Nintendo
If you have the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, you can now download a new update taking it to version 1.5.0. Sadly, there are no new features (or even any much-needed overhauls of its current features) that are really worth exploring. With other apps like Discord and Skype offering better, more convenient ways to...
Random Nintendo Reminds Us That Yes, Switch Will Eventually Stop Getting NES Games
But SNES when?
The monthly additions of NES games arriving on Switch have become routine at this point - indeed, three more are on the way in April right on schedule - and despite mixed feelings from the service's subscribers, that routine looks like it's here to stay for now. All things - good or mediocre - must come to an end eventually, though,...
News Tetris 99 Update Adds Hard Drop Sensitivity Setting And A New Win Screen
Can you win?
There's a new update for the insanely addictive battle royale Tetris 99 now available. Version 1.2.0 adds a new online disclaimer message, low and high hard drop sensitivity settings and a new win screen, which the majority of players will probably never see on their own screens. If you are wondering what a victory looks like, here it...
News Nintendo Adds Three New Games To The Switch Online NES Library This Month
More retro action is on the way
Nintendo has revealed the next trio of games it is adding to the Switch Online NES library. On 10th April, you'll be able to play Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream and Star Soldier. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels – Originally rele
News A Splatoon 2 Demo Has Just Launched On Switch, Includes Free Online Trial And Money Off Full Game
Nintendo has just released a demo for the hugely popular online shooter Splatoon 2, giving new Inklings a chance to dip their toe in the ink before they buy. That's not the only benefit, though, as you're about to find out. The demo will allow players to jump into 4-on-4 Turf War battles, Salmon Run, League Battle, and Ranked Battle modes...
News Nintendo Forgot That You Can't Complete StarTropics Without The Original NES Manual
What a blunder
Just last week, Nintendo added StarTropics - along with other games and goodies - to the NES Nintendo Switch Online app, presenting the game to an entirely new audience. Unfortunately, these new players are finding themselves unable to complete the game thanks to what can only be described as a bizarre oversight from Nintendo itself...
News Team Wizard Wins The Latest Splatoon 2 Splatfest
Were you a wizard or a knight? Either way, the results for the latest Splatoon 2 Splatfest have arrived. After a fierce medieval battle across the globe, Pearl and Marina can now confirm team wizard have won! Here's full the breakdown: If you happen to be on the winning side, don't forget to pick up your Super Sea Snails from...
News Nintendo Adds New NES Games And SP Versions To Switch Online Earlier Than Planned
Kid Icarus, StarTropics and more
In a surprise turn of events, the NES Switch Online app has updated one day earlier than expected, meaning you can now play March's new offerings by updating the software. As promised, this month adds both Kid Icarus and StarTropics. You can find
News Tetris 99 Grand Prix Event Hits Europe This Weekend, £10 eShop Credit Up For Grabs
Similar to the North America event
Several hours ago, we shared the news that a Tetris 99 Maximus Cup event was arriving in North America, giving players the chance to earn a number of My Nintendo Gold Points by claiming victory royales, Well, we're pleased to confirm that an almost identical event is taking place in Europe, too, so you better get...
News Get Ready To Participate In The Tetris 99 Maximus Cup, Starting Later This Week
Gold points up for grabs
The insanely addictive free-to-play puzzle game Tetris 99 will be hosting its very first online tournament later this week in North America. The event starts on 8th March and will run until 10th March. Here's the full rundown from the official game site: Get ready to participate in the Tetris® 99 MAXIMUS CUP online event,...
News Nintendo Switch Online To Launch In Hong Kong And South Korea
Coming this Spring
If Switch owners in the west thought they had to wait a long time for Nintendo's belated Online service to arrive, spare a thought for their counterparts in the east. The service, which launched back in September last year, will finally arrive in South Korea and Hong Kong this spring. Interestingly, @chinesenintendo, the Twitter...
News All Secret SNES Data Has Just Been Removed From Nintendo Switch Online's NES App
You may remember that, just last month, a total of 22 SNES games were spotted in the Nintendo Switch Online - Nintendo Entertainment System app. Ever since, and especially with Nintendo's public commitment to "boost the appeal" of its Switch Online service, we've been practically convinced that SNES games will make it to the console in...
Reminder Super Mario Bros. 2, Kirby's Adventure Now On Switch, Plus Two New SP Edition NES Games
More retro goodness
Today sees the latest update arrive in Nintendo Switch Online's NES app, with four new games in total being added for your playing pleasure (or five if you're in Japan). The two main additions this month are Kirby's Adventure and Super Mario Bros. 2, which Nintendo pre
News Nintendo Planning Ways To "Boost The Appeal" Of Switch Online Service On A Yearly Basis
Customers opting for shorter plans
Nintendo has confirmed that it plans to "boost the appeal" of its Nintendo Switch Online service going forward, with more details set to be announced when the company is ready. The news comes from a financial briefing Q+A, where Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has spoken about the service's early success and...
News More Than 8 Million Accounts Are Subscribed To Nintendo Switch Online
Including Family accounts
Nintendo has finally provided figures relating to its Nintendo Switch Online service, revealing that more than eight million users have signed up since launch. The news comes from a corporate management policy briefing held today by company president, Shuntaro Furukawa. He states that the total number of subscribers -...
Rumour SNES Games Might Be Coming To Switch Sooner Than You Think
New datamining efforts reveal
Yesterday may well have introduced a few more NES games to play on your Switch, but it appears that they might not have been the only things added to the Nintendo Switch Online service in the update. Just a few days ago, datamining efforts uncovered a total of 22 SNES games listed in the NES online app's code, and...
Reminder Zelda II And Blaster Master Hit Switch Today, Plus Two New Special Edition NES Games
Your monthly retro fix
Just in case it had slipped your mind, we've once again reached that time of the month when Nintendo updates the Nintendo Switch Online service's selection of NES games. A total of four new offerings have arrived today (five if you're in Japan), so let's get stuck in. The two main additions this month are Blaster Master and
Rumour Nintendo Might Be Renaming The eShop
Is this the end of an era?
The eShop has become an important part of Nintendo's online experience since the release of the 3DS in 2011. It's where you go to buy new games, download DLC and acquire various other goodies. The Japanese company even managed to make purchases across multiple devices possible with a single network ID. Following the...
Reminder Three New NES Games Hit Switch Today, Plus SP Versions Of Metroid And Dr. Mario
Fill your retro boots
In case you'd forgotten, today sees that time of the month when Nintendo boosts the Switch's NES game catalogue with a handful of new games. Three new titles have appeared today, and as has become tradition, we've also be treated to a couple of SP versions of old favourites, too. The three main additions this month are...
News Reggie: Don't Expect Nintendo Switch Online To "Mirror" The Competition
"Our focus right now is for NES content"
In November, you might recall how Reggie Fils-Aimé said Nintendo Switch Online was going to be the place where users of the service could play all of their classic content. At the time, Reggie revealed the company hadn't even made the full library of NES games available yet. During a recent chat with...
News Free Multiplayer Patch For Stardew Valley On Switch To Release On 12th December
Join us. Thrive.
On 12th December, you'll be able to enjoy the simple life in the valley with up to three friends, on a communal farm of your own – and no, not as part of a cult (unless you’re into that sort of thing). Announced just days before its release, the free patch for Stardew Valley on the Switch will be available to download this...
News Switch Online Is Going To Be The Place To Play Classic Nintendo Content, According To Reggie
"We haven’t even made the full library of NES games available yet"
Nintendo does not appear to be in any rush to revive its classic games collection on the Switch. In fact, the digital NES library only went live in September and the system is now nearly two years old. It's left fans hungry for more, after previous systems - since the Wii Virtual...
Reminder Three New NES Games Have Launched On Switch Today, Plus Another Bonus SP Version
NES games for everyone
As promised, today sees another trio of retro delights hit the Nintendo Switch Online - Nintendo Entertainment System library of games (plus a special bonus version, too). If you're subscribed to the service, here's what you can expect to find joining your collection. The three main additions this month are Metroid, Mighty...
News Nintendo Switch Online Service Had A "Good" Launch, Focus Will Now Shift To Boosting Its Appeal
More physical bonuses to come?
Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has revealed that the Nintendo Switch Online service has had a "good" launch, noting that the company's focus is now on boosting its appeal to secure more subscribers and convince early adopters to stick around. It was recently revealed that more than 50% of Switch players who have...
News Over 50% Of Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers Have Purchased The Annual Plan
What about you?
Despite being live for over a month now, Nintendo is yet to share any information on just how well the new Nintendo Switch Online service is doing in terms of subscriber numbers and any revenue gained as a result. At present, it's hard to say whether or not the majority of players have just gone along with the subscription or ignored...
News Fan-Made Website Which Helps Switch Owners Find Online Players Is About To Reach 40,000 Users
Doing what Nintendon't
It's no secret that Nintendo's online gaming infrastructure has left many of its fans frustrated, with several of the Switch's features making playing with others more complicated than it needs to be. Well, one fan has stepped up to the plate to create an easier way to play with others online, and early signs suggest that it...
Talking Point What We Love And Hate About The Nintendo Switch Online Smartphone App
Appy or not?
Having banged the world to rights on thorny issues of uninspiring NES games and botched cloud save implementation, our thoughts now turn to the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, which has proven to be quite divisive with Switch owners since its launch last year. With the paid Nintendo Switch Online service, many assumed the app...
Soapbox Nintendo's Excuses Regarding Cloud Saves Aren't Good Enough
The onus is on Nintendo to find a way to combat cheaters
Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, Nintendo Life Operations Director Darren Calvert voices his opinion on the state of Switch cloud saves, and why Nintendo needs to...
Guide What To Do If Cloud Saves On Nintendo Switch Online Aren't Working As They Should
Back it up, back it in
Nintendo's new cloud service for backing up saves is a good idea in theory. If the worst happens to your console you can continue your adventures on a new system without breaking a save-data-loss-themed sweat. Backups are even handled automatically, so you needn't worry about remembering to do it yourself all the time. But...
Guide 7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Nintendo Switch Online
Now that Nintendo Switch Online has officially launched, you've got to make a real decision if you want to continue playing online multiplayer in games like Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and ARMS. That service is no longer available for free, and requires a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Of course, you get a little more than...
Soapbox We Like To Grumble, But Nintendo Switch Online Is Actually A Very Generous Offer
So quit your complaining
Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, Nintendo Life Guides Editor Glen Fox provides a counterpoint to the piece we ran yesterday about the general lack of excitement surrounding the NES games offered...
Guide How To Sign Up For Nintendo Switch Online
And what you should do with it
Nintendo Switch Online provides online multiplayer, cloud saves, special offers, and multiplayer NES and SNES titles to the masses for a modest fee. That is, if you can figure out how to sign up for it. In this quick guide, we're going to run you through how to get set up so you can get a few rounds of Splatoon 2 in...
Video Here's How Nintendo Switch Online Handles NES Gameplay Over The Web
Now you're playing with online power
Nintendo Switch Online launches today, and no doubt many of you will already have subscribed and gotten stuck into all that lovely cloud-saving, online goodness. However, perhaps the biggest draw at this moment in time is the fact that the service comes with a bunch of NES games which can be played over the web...
News Get Money Off Those Lovely NES Controllers For Switch With My Nintendo Gold Points
Currently in Europe only
A new My Nintendo listing on the European version of the site has revealed that users of the service will soon be able to redeem vouchers towards the recently revealed NES controllers for use with Nintendo Switch Online. If you've missed the news, these new controllers are designed to work specifically with the new Nintendo...
News Switch eShop Maintenance Scheduled For This Evening, Nintendo Online Service Ready To Go
A new era begins
Nintendo has revealed that the Switch eShop will be undergoing maintenance later this evening in North America (or in the early hours of the morning in Europe). We know - that's not quite the exciting news you usually expect to see on these pages - but bear with us. As you can probably guess, this maintenance is taking place in...
Soapbox Why I'm Not Excited About Playing NES Games On The Nintendo Switch
All NES'ed out
Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, Nintendo Life Operations Director Darren Calvert admits that he's not in the least bit excited about the prospect of playing NES games again in 2018... They say that...
Guide How Cloud Saves Work In Nintendo Switch Online
Back it up
One of the best reasons to sign up for Nintendo Switch Online is cloud saves. Yes, they're finally arriving on Thursday when the online service finally launches. To help prepare you for the upcoming changes, we thought we'd give you a heads up on how cloud saves work on Nintendo Switch. That way you can get right into ensuring that you...
Guide How To Get Nintendo Switch Online For Less Than $5 Per Year
A 100% legit method
Nintendo Switch Online launches this week, which means you'll have to pay if you want to carry on playing Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and any other premium online game. Note we said premium, so free to play titles like Fortnite and Paladins will
News My Nintendo Gold Points Can Be Used Towards Your Nintendo Switch Online Subscription
Make it even cheaper
If you've so much as opened a web page on the internet over the last week or so, you're probably aware that Nintendo's paid-for online service is launching this week - and fans are pretty divided on the whole topic. Putting itself firmly in the 'positive' side to the Switch Online argument, however, is the confirmation that...
News Your Nintendo Switch Cloud Save Files Will Be Lost If Your Online Subscription Expires
As part of yesterday's Nintendo Direct, we were treated to a brand new video for Nintendo Switch Online - the new paid-for service which is scheduled to go live next week. Annoyingly, very little that we didn't already know was shared, but an FAQ section on the official Nintendo website gives us a little bit more information. One small...
News Wireless Famicom Controllers Are Being Released For The Nintendo Switch In Japan
Available in a two pack
While the western Nintendo Direct was happening, Japan also held its own presentation. During this, it was revealed Japanese Switch owners would be able to play Famicom games via the Nintendo Switch Online service with the assistance of brand new wireless Famicom controllers. These controllers will even be available in a two...
News Nintendo Switch System Update 6.0.0 Launches Alongside Online Service
eShop maintenance also planned
Nintendo's North American website has revealed the next system update for the Switch will arrive on 18th September alongside the launch of the online service. After installing version 6.0.0, it will no longer be possible to unlink your Nintendo account from your Switch user account. This means you have until this date...