As part of a live stream, Nintendo announced a new expansion package for its Switch Online service. Among other things, the new subscription should offer players access to some great N64 classics and will be launched at the end of October. Although Nintendo has not yet announced how expensive the “game lookup” will be, it is already certain that the Switch online upgrade will not be free.
Switch Online: Nintendo offers N64 expansion pack
The last Nintendo Direct held some interesting surprises in store. Numerous new games were announced and shown, including Bayonetta 3.
During the presentation, Nintendo also presented a new expansion package for its subscription service Switch Online. The service has so far allowed players to play Switch games online, back up their saved data via the cloud and offers access to a constantly growing game library that is filled with all kinds of NES and SNES classics.
This range of games is to be expanded to include selected N64 and SEGA Mega-Drive games at the end of October – including Super Mario 64, Lylat Wars, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Ecco the Dolphin.
But normal subscribers will be denied free access to the new games. Instead, Nintendo is introducing a two-tier society and, once it has been introduced, is offering the Switch online subscription in two different categories: once with and once without the expansion package.
You can watch the complete announcement of the expansion of Switch Online in the video from 8:57 pm:
The price of the expansion pack is still a secret
While Nintendo reveals in its livestream which games will be available in the new Switch online subscription, one important detail is kept secret: the price. At the moment nobody knows how expensive the expansion pack will be.
Switch Online currently costs 19.99 euros for 12 months. Many gamers assume that the additional costs will be moderate and Nintendo the price will only increase by 5 to 10 euros for the annual subscription.
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With that the service would continue significantly cheaper than Sony’s PS Plus or Xbox Game Pass. However, we will only be certain when Switch Online launches at the end of October.