Unlike the base subscription, Nintendo will only offer an annual Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription.
Nintendo is expanding its Switch Online subscription service with a new premium tier later this month. The company said Friday that the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack tier launches on Oct. 25, and it includes all of the benefits of the base service plus some additional perks, including a library of classic Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games. Here are the full details.
Unlike the base subscription, Nintendo will only offer an annual Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription. An individual membership will cost $50 USD, while an annual family plan subscription — which covers up to eight Nintendo accounts across multiple Switch systems — costs $80 USD.
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Paradise DLC
Alongside Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ free 2.0 update, Nintendo is releasing a paid DLC expansion for the game called Happy Home Paradise. The expansion retails for $25 USD, but those who subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service will be able to access the expansion for no additional cost. The Happy Home Paradise DLC launches on Nov. 5.
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N64 and Sega Genesis games
As mentioned, one of the additional perks of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack tier is access to a library of classic Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games. The following titles will be included in each library when the service launches Oct. 25:
Super Mario 64Mario Kart 64Star Fox 64The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TimeMario TennisDr. Mario 64Win Back: Covert OperationsSin & Punishment
Sonic the Hedgehog 2Streets of Rage 2Castlevania: BloodlinesContra: Hard CorpsDr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean MachineGolden AxeEcco the DolphinGunstar HeroesMUSHAPhantasy Star IVRistarShining ForceShinobi 3Strider
Nintendo says it will continue to introduce additional Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games to each library following the service’s launch. The company has already confirmed the following N64 games will be added sometime in the future.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s MaskMario GolfPokemon SnapF-Zero XPaper MarioBanjo-KazooieKirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Those who have an existing Nintendo Switch Online subscription will be able to upgrade to the Expansion Pack tier at a discounted rate, depending on how much time is remaining in their current subscription. Nintendo will share additional details about how to upgrade memberships on its support website.