Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack

The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack With Nintendo 64 Games Is Launching Today And Here’s Everything You Need To Know

The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack launches today bringing with it Nintendo 64 + SEGA Mega Drive games as well as a new tier that will bring full expansions such as the Animal Crossing Happy Home Paradise DLC.

WHAT TIME DOES THE NINTENDO SWITCH EXPANSION PASS LAUNCH?

UPDATE: The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack has now launched. 

We know for sure that it’s hitting today (Tuesday) but an exact time hasn’t been given yet. We know that the Nintendo Switch Online service will be offline for maintenance from 10:00am AEDT to 1pm AEDT today so it seems likely that it’ll be live somewhere near 1pm AEDT (maybe a little bit before or after).

Nintendo Switch Update 13.1.0 has just dropped and you’ll need to update your system before you can get access to the Expansion Pack once that’s live later today.

HOW MUCH IS THE NINTENDO SWITCH EXPANSION PASS?

The Nintendo Switch Expansion Pack is only available in a 12 month subscription. It’ll set you back $59.95 AUD for 12 months for a single user or $109.95 for a Family Membership. If you’re an existing Nintendo Switch Online member, you’ll be charged pro rata for the difference depending on how much of your Nintendo Switch Online membership that you have left.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE NINTENDO SWITCH ONLINE EXPANSION PASS?

So far, we know that the Nintendo Switch Expansion Pass will bring the below goodies:

  • Nintendo 64 games with online support
  • SEGA Mega Drive games with online support
  • Animal Crossing Happy Home Paradise DLC (valued at $37.50 individually) which releases on November 5th
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It’s unclear at this point if other Nintendo games will get major DLC included in the Nintendo Switch Expansion Pack, but obviously we’ll let you know if any are announced.

WHICH NINTENDO 64 GAMES ARE INCLUDED IN THE NINTENDO SWITCH EXPANSION PASS?

At launch:

  • Super Mario 64
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Lylat Wars
  • Yoshi’s Story
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Mario Tennis
  • Operation Winback
  • Sin and Punishment

Post-launch:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • Pokemon Snap
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  • Mario Golf
  • Paper Mario
  • F-Zero X
  • Banjo-Kazooie

WHICH SEGA MEGA DRIVE GAMES ARE INCLUDED IN THE NINTENDO SWITCH EXPANSION PASS?

  • Golden Axe
  • Strider
  • M.U.S.H.A.
  • Shining Force
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Shinobi III
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Ristar

We’ll let you know as soon as the update is live via our Twitter page and also our Aussie Nintendo Switch discussion Facebook group. 

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