Nintendo Treats Its Loyal Switch Fans to Refreshing New Mario Kart and Animal Crossing Icons

Published 08/02/2022, 2:30 PM EDT

Nintendo had just added a new update, and it is making fans go crazy. With its latest tweet, Nintendo just shared its August update and future plans for the Switch console. Exclusively giving away news on the new icons that players can redeem after completing some simple tasks.

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Nintendo is one of the most sold consoles on the planet. And this is no small feat knowing how much Nintendo has to sometimes suffer because of its simplistic approach toward gaming. In the recent industry trends, games are becoming more and more real to watch Nintendo is trying its best to stay loyal to its core material.

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Nintendo shares a tweet on a new update for Switch players

In the latest tweet, Nintendo shared the news on the new MarioKart 8 Deluxe icons coming to Nintendo Switch Online. Notably, these icons will feature Booster Course Pass Wave 1 & 2 and will be available till September 5, 2022, at 6 PM PT.

 

Additionally, the icons will be refreshed each week on Sundays, i.e., on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th of August. These updates will also feature the new Splatoon 3 icons, to be released on September 9 this year.

Notably, Animal Crossing New Horizon will allow customizable icons to players whose birth month is August. Although, these icons will be only available till 9:59 AM in Japan, and fans have to exchange Platinum Points in the store to get these.

Additionally, the Platinum Points are required to exchange for the icons in any country. Thus, fans need to complete some very simple missions to earn these as rewards.

For example, playing online or trying out the library of classic games.

How do fans react to the news?

The fans were pretty excited about the update, as many thought it was great to see ‘Dry Bowser’ as an icon.

Notably, many icons that were teased by Nintendo are fan favorites. Moreover, gamers just loved seeing the fresh change of pace for the company.

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Many fans, albeit, pointed out that exchanging Premium Points for these icons is a great strategy. Mostly because many players don’t use them in any way and thus were seeing a downward trajectory in the feature.

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What do you think about the latest update by Nintendo? Let us know your valuable opinions in the comments below.

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Shivaditya Ghoshal

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Shivaditya Ghoshal is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Bachelor's in Computer Applications and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Commerce from Lucknow. Shivaditya holds a keen passion for video games and follows all the latest releases and trends in the gaming industry.

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