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Update: Unsurprisingly, the same offer has been confirmed for Europe, so this is a worldwide promotion. The same dates apply: October 13 to October 20.

Last night, Nintendo announced that Overwatch will be entirely free for a week in Japan, assuming you’re a Switch Online subscriber. The same offer has now been confirmed for North America as well. Between October 13 and October 20, you can access the full version of Overwatch if you’re a member of Switch online.

You’ll be able to transfer any progress made to the full version. There’s no word yet on a sale on the full game like Japan, but it’s definitely possible that a discount will go live next week.

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Nintendo has announced that Overwatch will be made free for Switch Online subscribers in Japan for a limited time. The offer will be held between October 13 and October 20. Similar to previous events of this nature, progress will be transferred to full version.

Overwatch will also be getting a 25 percent discount on the Japanese Switch eShop. That offer will be available between October 13 and October 27.


The Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online app has been updated to version 4.7.0. Starting today, subscribers of the service can access S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team.

Here’s an overview of the game:

Nintendo announced the latest games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online app last week, and an update to download the full set is live. After installing version 1.7.0, you can access Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, Mario’s Super Picross, and The Peace Keepers.

Here’s an overview of all three titles:

This information comes from Nintendo’s Corporate Management Policy Briefing for the fiscal year ending March 2021…

This information comes from Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa, speaking during the company’s Corporate Management Policy Briefing…

Nintendo has revealed the Japanese lineup for the September 2020 Nintendo Switch Online update, and it’s a bit different than what we’re getting in North America.

Donkey Kong County 2 will still be added. On top of that, the region is getting Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, Super Tennis, and Wild Guns.

Note that if you’re a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber, you can access the Japanese versions of the NES / SNES apps as long as you have a Japanese Nintendo Account. However, it won’t be playable in English.

Nintendo has announced a new set of games coming to Switch Online as part of an update for September 2020.

As far as the SNES games go, users can look forward to Donkey Kong Country 2, Mario’s Super Picross, and The Peace Keepers. S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team is the lone NES addition.

Here’s a rundown of each game, along with a video:

The newest update for the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app is out now (version 1.9.0). This new update basically just fixes a few bugs that were reported, and the bugs are not specified.

The official patch notes are below:

Version 1.9.0 Sep 7, 2020
Bug fixes implemented.

Nintendo Switch Online is updating with another game. Super Mario All-Stars will launch later today, Nintendo has announced.

Super Mario All-Stars features upgraded versions of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3 with enhanced 16-bit graphics.