Nintendo has announced what we’ll be paying for the recently-announced Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership tier, which includes all of the current benefits of a Nintendo Switch Online membership plus access to a library of Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive Games.
Per year, the new membership will cost users AU $59.95 (NZ $69.95) for 12 months for an individual, while a Family Membership will be AU $109.95. (NZ $119.95)
It’s a fairly steep jump up in price, equating to pretty much double the current tier at AU $29.95/$54.95 respectively. We do now know of even more additional benefits to the subscription though, with Nintendo having announced the pricing during the recent Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct, where it also announced that the game’s big new Happy Home Paradise DLC (valued at AU $37.50/ NZ $41.25) would also be included for members.
Existing Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be able to keep going with the standard tier, or upgrade to the Expansion Pack at a prorated cost based on their current subscription status. It seems as though at this stage the new membership will only be offered in 12 month blocks, as opposed to the 1 and 3 month options currently offered.
Both the previously-announced Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive wireless controllers for the Nintendo Switch are now available to purchase in Australia, as well. You’ll need to have an active Nintendo Switch Online membership to purchase them, and you can find them at the links below: