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The free games for Nintendo Switch Online

At regular intervals, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers get selected games for free or as demo versions. But what are the free titles and what are they good for?

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can regularly enjoy new free games. Those who have subscribed to the service can download and test individual titles for free within certain time periods. Some of the games are then heavily discounted. Players can discover one or the other hidden gem or sink into old retro classics. But is the paid subscription for the games worth it?

The free Nintendo Switch Online games

Nintendo Switch Online is a subscription service specifically for the popular console of the Japanese manufacturer and can be compared to the PlayStation subscription or Xbox Gold. Subscribers then benefit from cloud gaming, a multiplayer function and exclusive offers, among other things. More about the advantages of Nintendo Switch Online and whether the subscription is worth it can be found in the video:

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New titles in June

From June 13 to 19, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can download the gaming classic “Stardew Valley” for free in the eShop. The popular simulation was released in 2016 and is one of the most successful games of all time, with 20 million sales across platforms. At the beginning, the player is bequeathed a run-down farm, which now needs to be brought back up to scratch. You can also interact with the inhabitants of the nearby town and form relationships, go fishing, and collect materials and fight monsters outside of town.

The game was well received by gamers and critics alike. Accordingly, “Stardew Valley” has a score of 87 points on Metacritic. The lovely pixel graphics were just as well received as the soundtrack and game mechanics. If you have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, you can test the game for free for one week; after that, it is available at a discount.

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Permanently free games and demo versions

A Nintendo Switch Online membership costs approximately four euros per month, depending on the package booked. In exchange, players can download these games permanently for free:

  • CRSED: F.O.A.D..
  • Emergency HG
  • Fighting Ey Layer Another Dash
  • Hitman 3 – Cloud Version
  • Knockout City
  • Retrograde Arena

In the Nintendo eShop, you can also test various games for free within a demo version before you decide to buy. This option includes both already released and upcoming titles. Nintendo prefers to offer its own games here. However, various other large developer studios and indie games are also represented here. You do not need access to Nintendo Switch Online for that.

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Nintendo Switch Online offers even more advantages

The subscription for Nintendo Switch Online is required if players want to access the selection of NES and SNES games. Among them are absolute must-play classics like Mario Bros. , The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario World . The full range of games can be found on the Nintendo site .

But it also includes cloud storage and is required to play games in online multiplayer. So if you want to visit friends on the island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you need the online subscription.

The subscription is available with different durations. A single month costs 3.99 euros, 3 months 7.99 euros and 12 months 19.99 euros. With the family offer for 34.99 euros per year even up to 8 accounts can access the online services.

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