In September 2018, Nintendo Switch users were introduced to the Nintendo Switch Online service. The service was a first for the company, asking players $20 every year in order to play online features of games such as Splatoon 2’s multiplayer mode and visit other player’s islands in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. While most players are already subscribed to the service, it looks like Nintendo is expecting to draw more players to avail of the service with a new one-week free trial.
Starting today until November 9, Nintendo Switch owners can get a free one week trial for the Nintendo Switch Online service. To avail of the free trial, players must go to their My Nintendo Rewards site found on the official website of Nintendo.
There, players will be able to redeem the free trial for zero Platinum Points. It’s worth mentioning that the free trial is only available for users without an existing membership, so those that have a currently active subscription will not be able to get the offer.
Joining the Nintendo Switch Online membership has a lot of advantages. In addition to having access to games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online, users will also be able to try free to play battle royale games such as Tetris 99 where players fight against 99 other Tetris players for total domination. The game features multiple time-limited events that unlocks new features based on various Nintendo titles including Paper Mario: Origami King.
Nintendo has another battle royale game for fans that love platformers. Super Mario Bros. 35 is a new battle royale game where players fight in a 35-man match to see who is the best at playing through a set of classic Super Mario Bros. levels. However, players should take note that, unless Nintendo chooses to take back its decision, the game will be removed from the Nintendo eShop on March 31, 2021.
— Nintendo Wire (@NinWire) October 13, 2020
While the Nintendo Switch Online Service is definitely at users looking to engage in an online competition, there are still advantages to try out even for players that are only playing single-player titles.
Nintendo Switch Online Service subscribers are granted access to a massive collection of NES and SNES titles to play as long as their console is connected to the internet. If this isn’t enough to convince fans, there have been rumors that Nintendo 64 games will also be coming as part of the subscription.
So for Nintendo Switch owners who are not a part of the 26 million Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, the ongoing free trial looks like a good time to try out the service.