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The SNES controllers have just received another restock via Nintendo’s official store. Two important things to note: 

  • There are now quantity limits on lifetime purchases (4 lifetime purchases per account instead of 4 purchases per restock)
  • A Nintendo Switch Online subscribtion is required to purchase

You can purchase the controllers at this link.

Nintendo has run a couple of promotions for Switch Online subscribers in Japan. Previously, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Fire Emblem Warriors were offered entirely for free during a limit period. Now the program is expanding to third-party offerings.

Today, Nintendo announced that Dead Cells will be completely free to play between February 24 and March 1, assuming you’re a Nintendo Switch Online member. There is no limit on how much the game can be played, and you’re able to transfer progress to the full version.

Nintendo has not announced any similar promotions for Switch Online subscribers in the west at this time.


Just a short while ago, Nintendo announced the latest SNES and NES games for Switch Online subscribers. The SNES additions are Pop’n TwinBee and Smash Tennis while the NES app is receiving Shadow of the Ninja and Eliminator Boat Duel.

In Japan, things are a bit different. For the country’s SNES update, Pop’n TwinBee is still included, but Smash Tennis is being swapped out for Breath of Fire II. Atlantis no Nazo and God Slayer (Crystalis) are the new NES titles.

Here’s a trailer promoting the new releases for Japan:

Nintendo has revealed a new set of games that will soon be added to the Nintendo Switch Online service.

For the SNES app, Pop’n TwinBee and Smash Tennis are on the way. The NES edition is getting Shadow of the Ninja and Eliminator Boat Duel. All titles are slated for February 19.

Here’s information about all of the games, plus a trailer:

This information comes from Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa…

The situation with Switch’s SNES controllers have been a point of frustration for some fans. After they sold out, Nintendo promised it would have news about the Switch Online benefit sometime in January. The controller was actually restocked today – yet only very briefly. And it’s been mostly radio silence from Nintendo on the whole as the month draws to a close.

Nintendo has now updated the official store page again, stating that news is coming in February. We can’t held but wonder if today’s “restock” was accidental. Given how it wasn’t available after more than a few minutes, perhaps we’ll see true availability sometime next month.


The Nintendo Switch Online SNES controller has been out of stock for quite some time, but Nintendo promised an update for January. Although the month is almost over, there’s finally some good news.

Nintendo Switch Online can purchase the SNES controller once again. It’s back in stock on Nintendo’s website here. Just like last time, pricing is set at $29.99.

Another Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bonus is now available for Nintendo Switch Online members. If you’re an active subscriber, you can get your hands on the Spirit Board Challenge Pack 4.

It includes the following:

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.