Nintendo Switch Online With Expansion Pack Goes Live With N64 And Genesis Games

The service costs $50/year and comes with N64 and Genesis games, as well as the new Animal Crossing expansion when it releases.


The next evolution of the Nintendo Switch Online service has arrived, with the service's new Expansion Pack out now. All subscribers to the $50/year service get access to a group of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games, as well as the Happy Home Paradise DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons when it releases on November 5.

Nintendo previously detailed the full list of launch games available for both N64 and Genesis on Nintendo Switch Online. Big hits like Mario Kart 64 and Star Fox 64 are joined by lesser-known games, including Sin and Punishment and the Genesis shooter Musha. Over time, additional games are going to come, as well--we have a list of games we hope to see added.

The Switch Online + Expansion Pack offering is also available in a family plan for $80/year. Nintendo also launched Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis controllers compatible with the new offering for sale for $50 each, but they quickly sold out.

As mentioned, the Happy Home Paradise expansion for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be included with Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack in November. In addition to Happy Home Paradise, Nintendo has detailed the final free DLC for New Horizons, and it sees the return of the Roost this November.

With nearly 34 million copies sold, New Horizons is the Switch's second best-selling game of all time, only trailing Mario Kart 8 (37 million).

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