Nintendo Switch Update 7.0.0 Is Out, Here's What It Does (Not Much)

Here's everything included in version 7.0.0.


A new system software update, version 7.0.0, has been released for Nintendo Switch, and you should be prompted to download it if you're connected to the internet. However, don't be fooled by the version number suggesting this presents big changes for the system--in fact, the the patch does surprisingly little.

The update adds Chinese and Korean language support to the home screen and introduces new user icons themed around New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. Aside from these features, version 7.0.0 merely includes "general system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience."

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Now Playing: 45 Minutes of New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe

New Super Mario Bros. U is the most recent big exclusive to launch for the Switch, so perhaps it's unsurprising for Nintendo to include content around that game in its system updates. We awarded the platformer a 7/10 in our New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe review.

"Despite its aging formula, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is still a great entry in the series, with its typically tight platforming and both accessibility and depth to spare," we said. "While it can feel a bit stale for those who have been round the Mushroom Kingdom one too many times before, Deluxe is well worth playing, especially if you didn't get a chance to play NSMBU on Wii U."

On the bright side, while the Switch update itself might be disappointed, one of the system's biggest games has received a notable one. The new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate patch adds Piranha Plant as a playable character for eligible players.

For more titles coming to Nintendo's consoles soon, check out every big new Switch and 3DS game coming in 2019 and beyond.

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