Nintendo Excites North American Fans With Switch Online Offering Ahead of 2022

Published 12/27/2021, 7:00 AM EST


Nintendo has a lot more to offer for their North American fans as 2022 approaches. Fans in the region are up for a treat as My Nintendo members from NA can now redeem a free Switch Online trial for a week. The Nintendo Switch Online service can be considered as a rival to the already existing Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus services and provides features such as online multiplayer, cloud saves, free retro NES/SNES titles, and exclusive titles such as Tetris 99 and the latest Pac-man 99.

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Nintendo Switch Online: fans in North America get a free trial

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Nintendo is offering its My Nintendo members from North America a free 7-day trial for its online service. One purpose of these trials is for players to participate in the Mario Kart ‘Holiday Fun Run’ event.

This will be a limited-time offer and players are suggested to grab it real quick before it runs out.

However, it is important to note that players with existing individual or family subscriptions cannot participate in this free redeem. The free trial will immediately get converted to a monthly membership with automatic renewal. And until players turn it off, they will be charged the membership amount for the subscription.

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One of the concerns that still remains is regarding the legitimacy of Nintendo Switch Online. Fans have been quite skeptical about Switch Online and its expansion pack. The Expansion Pack comes with an extra charge despite Switch Online’s subscription cost. Several N64 games have been reportedly lagging in terms of gameplay performance, which has enraged the members of the Nintendo community.

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One of the games, Paper Mario 64, is facing severe input lag and button mapping.

That said, Nintendo Switch Online is doing really well and offers a lot to ensure no one feels like they were robbed. The new offering from Nintendo, the trial, is indeed good news to fans who’d been waiting to try out the service.

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha is an eSports author for EssentiallySports and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Christ (Deemed to be University). He has always been into gaming since the ripe age of 9 and has never looked back. Apart from his deep love for narrative-driven or campaign-based games, he enjoys casually playing online games such as Valorant, Fortnite, FIFA Ultimate Team, Warzone, and GTA Online.

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