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New Switch Bundle Gets You Free Eshop Credit For Whatever Games You Want

The bundle goes on sale starting February 15.


Outside of the holidays, it's rare to find deals on Nintendo Switch hardware, but Nintendo has announced a new bundle that serves as a good entry point if you're interested in picking the console up. The bundle goes on sale on February 15 and includes a system with neon red and blue Joy-Cons, plus $35 credit for its digital storefront, the Eshop.

The bundle will be available at retailers around the US and costs $300, the standard price of a Switch console. While the bonus credit can be put toward any Eshop purchase, the storefront is home to a preponderance of great--and fairly cheap--indie games, such as Golf Story, Celeste, and the recently released Advance Wars-like strategy game Wargroove.

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The credit can also be used to purchase DLC, which many of Switch's must-have titles have received. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's expansion pass costs $20, as does Splatoon 2's single-player focused Octo Expansion. If you pick up Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, its fighters pass runs for $25 and will give you access to five of its planned DLC characters, including Persona 5's Joker.

If you're unsure of what to purchase with the Eshop credit, we've put together a gallery of the best Nintendo Switch games for $20 or less to help you decide what's worth downloading.

Nintendo has a number of exclusive games lined up for Switch this year. The adorable platformer Yoshi's Crafted World launches on March 29, while Fire Emblem: Three Houses arrives this spring. Luigi's Mansion 3, an Animal Crossing Switch game, and a "core" Pokemon RPG are also slated to release in 2019, although Nintendo has yet to announce release dates for those games.

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