One of the few gripes gamers have had with the Nintendo Switch is its lack of an online subscription service. Nintendo was listening to fan feedback, as they “ve revamped Nintendo Switch Online, adding a new component with an online expansion pack, but when is the online subscription enhancement coming to consoles?
The Nintendo Switch Online+ expansion pack will be released in late October 2021. An existing Nintendo Switch Online subscription can upgrade to the enhanced online service for a nominal fee when released. The only thing Nintendo didn't show during the September 2021 Nintendo Direct announcement was the price, but users can expect more details to come directly from Nintendo soon.
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With a handful of retro games available at release, like Mario Kart 64 and Super Mario 64, with more on the way, Nintendo Switch online users can enjoy nostalgic gaming from the comfort of their couch or on the go. Some of the most popular Nintendo 64 games are slated for the Nintendo Switch Online+ expansion pack, like Banjo Kazooie, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, and Paper Mario.
For more on Nintendo's upcoming releases, be sure to check out some of the other September Nintendo Direct announcements, including When is Dying Light Platinum Edition coming to Nintendo Switch? Here on Pro Game Guides.