Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Will Launch in October

During September Nintendo Direct, the news that the Nintendo Switch Online service would get an expansion pack was announced. Today, Nintendo revealed the date and pricing of the expansion: October 25, 2021, and will come in two tiers.

For individual members, a 12-month membership will run you $63.99, while a Family Membership will cost $99.99 for 12 months. This is a big step up from the current $24.99 for individual members for 12-months and the $44.99 for a family membership. Current subscribers will be able to subscribe at a pro-rated discounted rate.

The new premium service will include access to Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games, and you’ll also gain access to the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home ParadiseNintendo is also promising that more games will become available at a later date.

As a reminder, here are the Nintendo 64 games coming as part of the Expansion Pack:

  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Mario Tennis
  • Sin & Punishment
  • Star Fox 64
  • Super Mario 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Yoshi’s Story

And here are the Sega Genesis games coming to the Expansion Pack:

  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • M.U.S.H.A.
  • Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millennium
  • Ristar
  • Shining Force
  • Shinobi 3
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Strider