Monthly Recap

Nintendo Switch Online Magazine: December Edition

28 December 2023

2023 is nearly coming to an end!

We hope you're enjoying the holiday season! Before we move onto an exciting new year ahead, here’s what has been going on in the world of Nintendo Switch Online!

Find out more right here, in Nintendo Switch Online Magazine: December Edition!


What’s New?

A chill has fallen over F-ZERO 99! With your Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can play the limited-time Frozen Knight League until 17/01 and race on hazardous tracks covered in ice!


New Titles Added to the Nintendo 64 Classic Library

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members have exclusive access to play Nintendo 64 games.

  • Harvest Moon 64

  • 1080º Snowboarding

  • JET FORCE GEMINI


Share the Smile with Online Play

Take on rivals or team up with friends online in these supported Nintendo Switch titles!


A Look Back on December’s Game Trial

From 07/12 – 11/12, Nintendo Switch Online members could play Suika Game for free during this Game Trials event!

Keep an eye out for the next exciting Game Trial announcement!


A New Season of Splatoon 3 Has Arrived!

Chill Season has arrived in Splatoon 3 via a free update, bringing with it new gear, weapons and fresh activities for the residents of Splatsville to enjoy!


Get Involved with These Special Online Events

Play Tera Raid Battle* events in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet!

Hisuian Samurott appeared in black crystal Tera Raid Battles from 01/12 – 04/12.

Between 08/12 – 22/12 Dialga appeared in 5-star Tera Raid Battles in the Pokémon Scarlet game and Palkia appeared in 5-star Tera Raid Battles in the Pokémon Violet game.

Iron Bundle appears at black Tera Raid crystals from 22/12 – 25/12.

Walking Wake is appearing in 5-star Tera Raid Battles in the Pokémon Scarlet game, and Iron Leaves is appearing in 5-star Tera Raid Battles in the Pokémon Violet game. You have until 08/01 to challenge these version-exclusive Paradox Pokémon in Tera Raid Battles!

Participate in the next Splatoon 3 Big Run event!

From 02/12 – 04/12 players could take on waves of Salmonids on the Barnacle & Dime stage and earn themselves some fresh rewards in this co-op event!

Compete in online TETRIS® 99 Grand Prix battles!

From 01/12 – 05/12 players who collected at least 100 event points unlocked the WarioWare: Move It! theme in TETRIS® 99 permanently.

From 15/12 – 19/12 players who collected at least 100 event points unlocked the Super Mario Bros. Wonder theme in TETRIS® 99 permanently.

Don't forget to check the Nintendo Switch Online app on your Nintendo Switch device for updates on the next special online event!


Check Out the Latest Missions & Rewards

Low on Platinum Points? No worries!

Play NES software: Yoshi before 09/01 to earn 50 Platinum Points!

Use your Platinum Points to redeem these icon parts:

  • Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet

  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons - December

Additionally, these icon parts were available this month:

  • Happy Holiday Rewards

Missed out? Watch this space so you don’t miss the latest updates!


Fun Fact

Did you know you can get updates about upcoming items in Nintendo Switch Sports in the Nintendo Switch Online app?

As you play online in random matchmaking, you'll earn points. You can then redeem those points for a rotating selection of in-game outfits, sports accessories, gear and other customisation options for your Sportsmate. The selection of items will rotate each week, so check back in your game or right here and see what's in stock!

The Green Dance Collection is available until 11/01. Have fun out there!

Happy gaming, everyone! Enjoy the rest of 2023 and we’ll meet again in the new year!


Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply (accounts.nintendo.com/term_point)

A paid membership to Nintendo Switch Online is required to use Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy – Nintendo Switch online. A paid membership to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack is required to use Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance and SEGA Mega Drive – Nintendo Switch Online.

*To encounter Pokémon featured in Tera Raid Battle events, players need to have downloaded the latest Poké Portal News. Poké Portal News will automatically download if their Nintendo Switch system is connected to the internet.