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Much like its SNES equivalent, the NES – Nintendo Switch Online app has received its latest update. Switch owners can now access version 4.1.0.

Starting today, Crystalis and Journey to Silius can be played in the North American and European versions of the app. Find some additional information about both below.

The SNES – Nintendo Switch Online app has updated with the newest set of games. Version 1.1.0 went live earlier today, and can be downloaded now.

For those in North America and Europe, Star Fox 2, Super Punch-Out!!, Kirby Super Star, and Breath of Fire II are now available. More information about each title can be found below.

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Update (12/5): The offer is now live and can be found here.


Original (12/4): As we wait for a restock on the Nintendo Switch Online SNES controllers, we do have some news in a related area. Nintendo has announced that it will be offering a 50 percent discount on the Switch NES controllers. The discount will be held on the company’s website between December 5 and January 10.

Normally, the controller goes for $59.99. However, during the sale, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can make a purchase for only $29.99.

Nintendo is holding the sale to celebrate 50 NES games having been added to the Switch Online library. New NES and SNES releases were just announced for the service.

Source: Nintendo PR

Nintendo announced today that the Switch Online service will finally be updated next week with new games. As we’ve sometimes seen before, there are different plans for the west and Japan.

North America (and presumably Europe) is getting Star Fox 2, Kirby Super Star, Super Punch-Out!!, and Breath of Fire II. In Japan though, the latter two games won’t be offered. Also, overseas Switch owners will be receiving Crystalis and Journey to Silius, but Japan swaps those out for Famicom Wars and Route-16.

The nice thing about Nintendo Switch Online is that the service is region-free. Both the SNES and NES apps can be downloaded and played in different regions. This technically allows for all of the games mentioned above to be played regardless of region.

Nintendo has announced a new batch of games for the Switch Online service. On December 12, four SNES games and two NES titles will be joining the lineup.

They are as follows:

If you were hoping to pick up one of those SNES controllers for Switch, you might be out of luck. It’s no longer available in either North America or Europe. On Nintendo’s North American site, it’s simply noted that the SNES controller is unavailable, and fans are advised to “check back for more news in January 2020.”

The controller was only sold to Nintendo Switch Online members. It is intended to be used with the SNES games that debuted back in September.

The Verge published a new interview today with Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser. Among the topics discussed were 3DS support, Joy-Con drift, and the decision to focus on Switch Online over retro systems as we saw with the NES and SNES Classic Editions.

We’ve rounded up quotes from these topics below. For the full interview, head on over to The Verge here.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now offering a new bonus for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. The Vault Shopper Set has just been released, featuring 5000 Gold and three Classic Tickets. Use these bonuses to obtain the likes of Mii costumes and in-game music.

Note that the DLC cannot be downloaded during a free trial of Nintendo Switch Online.

If you live in Europe and are a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber, you now have another shot at getting the SNES controller for Nintendo Switch, which is perfect for playing the SNES games that are part of Nintendo Switch Online. The controllers were previously sold out, but are now available again “in very limited quantities”, according to Nintendo. The next restock is planned for early 2020.

This is the link for users living in the UK; those living in other eligible European countries should use this link.

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