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It’s been a busy day for Animal Crossing: New Horizons with both free and paid content revealed. Happy Home Paradise is the new DLC, and as a bonus for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, this can be accessed at no extra cost.

But what happens to the Happy Home Paradise DLC if you unsubscribe from the service? Nintendo provided the following statement to Eurogamer:

If you ever had any doubts about the new N64 controller for Nintendo Switch Online and its features, you’ll be happy to know that rumble functionality has now been officially confirmed.

That news comes directly from Nintendo’s store page for the product. In mentions that compatibles games will support rumble like Star Fox 64. Back in the day you would have needed a Rumble Pak, but that’s obviously not the case here. Rumble will be built directly into the controller.

New information about Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack has been revealed, including the release date, pricing, and more.

The expanded service goes live on October 25 (October 26 in Europe). Pricing for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack is set at $49.99 / £35.99 per year for individuals. It goes up to $79.99 / £59.99 for the family plan. Already have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription? You’ll be able to switch over to the Expansion Pack plan at any time and receive a pro-rated discount based on the number of days remaining in your current membership.

Nintendo has announced a pair of new Nintendo Switch Online Game Trials – one for Japan, and one for North America.

Subscribers in Japan will have access to The World Ends with You: Final Remix between October 18 and October 24. A sale for the series is also planned. The World Ends with You: Final Remix will be 50 percent off and NEO: The World Ends with You will be 30 percent off between October 18 and October 24.

As for North America, Nintendo Switch Online members can play The Jackbox Party Pack 6 for free between October 13 and October 19. Additionally, the game will be on sale until October 27. You can pre-download here.

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Despite speculation to the contrary, N64 games for Nintendo Switch Online won’t be forced to run at 50Hz in Europe and will instead support a smoother, preferable 60Hz.

Fans have concerned about how N64 titles would be presented on the console following the most recent Nintendo Direct. In the presentation, European PAL footage was shown to announce the news. N64 games in North America always ran at 60Hz back in the day which was the preferable option since the 50Hz versions can leave a slower experience and different screen size.

A new update for Nintendo Switch online has arrived, and while there are no stunning additions aside from our regular serving of bug mashing, you can check out the patch notes below as rounded up by Perfectly Nintendo:

A number of new photos have come in showing the new N64 and SEGA Genesis controllers for Nintendo Switch Online, all in high quality.

As previously announced, games for these two classic systems will be available as part of a new membership plan known as “Expansion Pack”. On the N64 side, we’ll be seeing classics like Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, and more. SEGA Genesis will have Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2, Castlevania: Bloodlines, and more. All of this news was first shared during the latest Nintendo Direct this week.

Nintendo will soon be introducing a new Expansion Pack tier for Switch Online with N64 and SEGA Genesis games. However, those that remain on the current plan will still be able to gain some of the latest classic titles as well.

Nintendo has confirmed that it still has plans to release more NES and SNES games for Switch Online. There’s no word on what’s planned for the future, though additional titles tend to be added every few months or so.

We’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of all confirmed N64 and SEGA Genesis games for Nintendo Switch Online thus far.

Earlier in the week, it was revealed that these two platforms are joining the service, though they’ll be tied to the new Expansion Pack tier.

Here’s a look at the full list for both platforms right now:

We recently learned that a SEGA Genesis controller will be offered as an optional product for fans to buy as part of Nintendo Switch Online. If you’re a member, you’ll have an opportunity to buy the device, which is compatible with the classic games that will soon be added to the service.

What you may not know is that in Japan, a different version of the SEGA Genesis controller is planned with six buttons. The western version only has three. It’s true that the SEGA Genesis controller was initially limited to three buttons when it originally released, though it saw a different version with six buttons later on, and it wasn’t just limited to Japan.