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Nintendo Switch Online

Yesterday, a new Nintendo Switch Online Game Trial was announced for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. Nintendo only shared news for North America at the time, but we now have confirmation that Europe will be gaining access as well.

As previously mentioned, the Game Trial will allow Nintendo Switch Online members to play Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled entirely free for a week. You’ll be able to access all content, including local and online multiplayer.

Like North America, the Game Trial for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will be offered in Europe between December 30 and January 5.

Just like the SNES app, Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online has been updated. All users can access version 5.1.0.

Nightshade is the lone new NES addition this month. Here’s a brief overview of the game:

Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online has been updated to version 2.1.0. Nintendo announced a new batch of games earlier this week, and the full set is live.

The lineup includes:

If you’re a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber, you can download the latest bonus for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo has started the distribution of Spirit Board Challenge Pack 7.

The pack contains:

Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser touched on the Switch Online service during an interview with Polygon.

The site brought up how we’ve seen exclusive titles like Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35. Bowser responded with the following if this is an active strategy to get people to subscribe:

Nintendo announced new SNES / NES games for the Switch Online service a few minutes ago. Just like we’ve seen before, the lineup is a bit different in Japan compared to the west.

All regions are getting Donkey Kong Country 3 and The Ignition Factor. However, Japan will have Kunio-kun no Dodgeball da yo Zen’in Shugo, Sugoi Hebereke, and Smash Ping Pong. Meanwhile, the west gets Super Valis IV, Tuff E Nuff, and Nightshade.

Here’s a trailer for the Japanese update:

Nintendo has revealed the next batch of classic games for Nintendo Switch Online. There will be four new SNES titles – including Donkey Kong Country 3 – as well as another NES release.

Here’s the full rundown, along with a trailer:

The newest update for the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app is out now (version 1.10.0) on iOS and Android devices. This ~50MB update seemingly fixes a few bugs that were reported, but the bugs are not specified.

The official patch notes are below:

Version 1.10.0 – December 7, 2020
Bug fixes implemented.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons players should be aware that the NookLink app has been updated. To access it, you’ll need to download Nintendo Switch Online for iOS or Android.

The main feature of the update involves new catalog features. It’s now possible to more easily keep track of your character’s catalog of furniture, clothing, and more. There are options for searching by name, searching by criteria, viewing your favorited items, and seeing the newest items catalogued.

Here’s some additional information:

Nintendo has revealed that Overcooked 2 will soon be temporarily free in Japan as part of a temporary Switch Online offer. Members can play the game at no extra charge between December 7 and December 13. Additionally, progress can be transferred to the paid version.

Thus far, this offer has not been announced for the west. However, as long as you’re a Switch Online subscriber, you should be able to participate. You’ll just need to create a Japanese Nintendo Account (if you haven’t done so already), register it with your Switch system, and access the Japanese eShop.