Dead Cells Trial Starts

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can now play the Dead Cells game for free until March 1 at 18:00 JST. Furthermore, the base game will be on sale until March 8 with a 30% discount (¥2,580 to ¥1,736). Save data can be carried over to the full game.

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NookLink Nintendo Switch Online App Announced

Nintendo has announced NookLink, coming to the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app in March where you can scan in Custom Design QR codes from Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer into Animal Crossing: New Horizons. When connected online, it’s also possible to talk with friends who also have New Horizons with the Nintendo Switch Online app, using the smartphone as a keyboard or for voice chat.

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Nintendo Switch Online Games Live

The Super Famicom Nintendo Switch Online app has been updated to Version 1.2.0 adding both Breath of Fire Ⅱ Shimei no Ko (from Capcom) and Pop’n TwinBee (from Konami). The Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online app has been updated to Version 4.2.0 adding both Atlantis no Nazo (from Sunsoft) and God Slayerー Haruka Tenkuu no Sonata (from SNK). Check out the introduction video and list of western titles at this post and screenshots below…

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Play Dead Cells For Free

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can play the Dead Cells game for free from February 24 at 12:00 JST until March 1 at 18:00 JST. Furthermore, the base game will be on sale from February 24 until March 8 with a 30% discount (¥2,580 to ¥1,736). Save data can be carried over to the full game. Trailer added below…

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Nintendo Switch Online Games Announced

Nintendo has announced the next batch of Nintendo Switch Online games with Breath of Fire Ⅱ Shimei no Ko and Pop’n TwinBee for Super Famicom and Atlantis no Nazo and God SlayerーHaruka Tenkuu no Sonata for Famicom arriving on February 19, 2020. North America will see Pop’n TwinBee and Smash Tennis for SNES and Shadow of the Ninja and Eliminator Boat Duel for NES. Introduction videos added below…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Supports Nintendo Switch Online App

Nintendo has confirmed that Animal Crossing: New Horizons will support the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, being one of the few games to do so with the list also including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, and the NES and Super NES – Nintendo Switch Online games. It’s not known exactly what the functionality will be at this time. Pre-order the packaged version here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. [Thanks, My Nintendo News]

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Nintendo Switch Online Has 15m Subscribers

Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Shuntaro Furukawa has revealed that the paid Nintendoo Switch Online subscription service has over 15 million paid subscribers and is substantial in revenue. The company are working on attracting new subscribers plus those who don’t renew. [Thanks, David Gibson]

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Spirit Booster Bundle Now Available!

Nintendo Switch Online paid subscribers can download the Spirit Booster Bundle for a limited time for use in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The set contains 3000 SP, Snack (S) x100, Snack (M) x30, and Snack (L) x5. Users with a free trial cannot download the set.

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Nintendo Switch Online Magazine Advert

Full page magazine advert for Nintendo Switch Online, taken from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, and promoting the free Fire Emblem Warriors game (see this post for full details). Order physical copies of the magazine here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all orders over $20!

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