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Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe

Original (2/23): To celebrate the launch of Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe, new icons have just been added to Nintendo Switch Online.

Users can spend their points on characters, backgrounds, and frames. Each one costs 5 or 10 Platinum Points on My Nintendo. New icons will be available for the next month, with the lineup rotating Thursdays.

A new set of games has just made its way to Nintendo Switch Online, consisting of Kirby’s Dream Land 2, BurgerTime Deluxe, Side Pocket and Xevious. As all of these games are available on the NES, SNES, or Game Boy versions of the app, they’re also playable right now without requiring a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online’s Expansion Pack service.

Here’s some information about the different games:

Original (3/2): Starting today, Nintendo Switch Online members can get their hands on brand new icons based on Metroid Prime Remastered.

This one will seemingly have a shorter run than some other games, as Metroid Prime Remastered will only be running until March 16. New elements will rotate each Thursday until then.

Metroid Fusion Switch Online

Metroid Fusion is coming to Nintendo Switch Online as the next Game Boy Advance game, Nintendo just announced. It will be available to all Expansion Pack tier members on March 8, 2023.

Metroid Fusion originally came out in 2002 – it actually arrived at the same time as Metroid Prime. It’s the fourth entry in the 2D Metroid series.

Here’s what to expect from the game:

Switch Online app update 2.5.0

A new update was released today for the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app, with version 2.5.0 being made available for download.

There are a couple of things here related to Splatoon 3. First, the game’s widgets can be accessed on the lock screen in iOS 16. Also, content that appears on the Splatoon 3 widgets has been updated.

The full patch notes for the Nintendo Switch Online app version 2.5.0 update are as follows:

Fire Emblem Engage icons Switch Online

Original (1/19): Just in time for the launch of Fire Emblem Engage, new user icons have been added to the Nintendo Switch Online app.

It’s looking like this title will have the most amount of icon waves for any game thus far on the service. Fire Emblem Engage will be a featured title until March 2. New rounds will be going live each Thursday, and we’ll keep this post updated each time.

GoldenEye 007 recently re-released on Switch, returning after over 25 long years. It’s available now via Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

In our latest video, I break down the many, many, many different control styles and ways to play this FPS classic, as well as explain how to reorient the controls to fit more modern sensibilities. We’ve detailed the N64 original control scheme, the Switch Pro Controller’s optimal remapping, and dual analog Joy-Con control methods.

Game Boy GBA Switch Online schedule

Nintendo has commented on the release schedule for Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games on Nintendo Switch Online – of which there really isn’t one.

A Nintendo Direct this week revealed additions of both systems for the service. Anyone with an active Switch Online subscription can access Game Boy titles now. The same goes for Game Boy Advance, though you need to subscribe specifically to the Expansion Pack tier for that one.

Switch Online GBA

Just announced, Game Boy Advance games are making their way to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

The launch lineup includes Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$, Kuru Kuru Kururin, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. More titles are planned for the future.

Switch Online Game Boy

For the first time, Game Boy games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online.

The launch lineup includes Tetris, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, Gargoyle’s Quest, Game & Watch Gallery 3, Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare, Metroid II: Return of Samus, Wario Land III, and Kirby’s Dream Land. More games will be added in the future.

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