Monthly Recap

Nintendo Switch Online Magazine: October Edition

26 October 2023

Woo, spooky October is here!

Whether you are a trick-or-treater, a dress-up enthusiast or just a lover of all things spooky. Nintendo Switch Online Magazine – October Edition has something in store for everyone!

Road to the Flower Kingdom

Now the road to the Flower Kingdom has been completed, join Mario and friends on a new 2D side-scrolling adventure in Super Mario Bros. Wonder!

What’s New?

Mario Party 3 will be joining the Nintendo 64 classic library from 27/10!

Speed Into More Content with Two Free Updates For F-ZERO 99

As of 19/10, a second free update is now available. Challenge the mighty King League in Grand Prix mode and take on three new courses, such as Mute City III and Fire Field.

Nintendo Switch Online members can hit the newly added tracks today. Race to the finish line…if you can make it there in one piece!

Save Up to AU $35.00 / NZ $41.45 (inc. GST) with Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers

Nintendo Switch Online members can purchase a set of two vouchers for AU $134.95/ NZ $148.45. Vouchers can be redeemed for a download version of any game included in the program.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder and Detective Pikachu Returns has been added to a growing Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers catalogue!

Share the Smiles with Online Play

October’s Game Trial

You have until 31/10 to play Cult of the Lamb for free during this Game Trials event! Save 40% when purchasing the game from Nintendo eShop afterwards.

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

Get Involved with These Special Online Events

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

Hisuian Decidueye appeared at black Tera Raid crystals between 06/10 – 09/10 and 13/10 – 16/10.

Between 20/10 – 23/10, Blissey appeared more frequently in Tera Raid Battles.

From 27/10 – 01/11, Mismagius will appear more frequently in Tera Raid Battles.

Lead your team to victory in the new Splatfest event!

From 28/10 – 30/10, players are able to choose between Zombie, Skeleton or Ghost in this supernatural Splatfest! Splatoween-themed gear is now available as well.

Don’t forget to check the Nintendo Switch Online App for updates on the next special online event!

Check Out the Latest Missions & Rewards

Play NES software: Kirby’s Adventure before 07/11 to earn 50 Platinum Points!

Use your Platinum Points to redeem these icon parts:

  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder

  • Detective Pikachu Returns

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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

Enjoy Online Play with a Nintendo Switch Online Membership!

Enjoy a free 7-day Nintendo Switch Online trial. A paid Nintendo Switch Online membership gives you access to a range of benefits including online play in supported Nintendo Switch titles, Save Data Cloud, access to a growing library of NES, Super NES and Game Boy games, exclusive offers and much more!

Visit Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch console and select the Nintendo Switch Online option on the left navigation to see if you’re eligible.

Fun Fact

Did you know Cult of the Lamb was developed by the Melbourne indie video game company Massive Monster?

You can now try the game for free in this month’s game trial event!

Have a fa-boo-lous Halloween, everyone! Look forward to more exciting news coming your way next month!

Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply (

Please note: Except as otherwise provided, one free trial period is available per Nintendo Account. During the free trial, you can use the online play, voice chat via the smartphone app (smartphone app for age 13 and above), Save Data Cloud, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy – Nintendo Switch Online services. It’s not possible to purchase classic controllers during the trial period.
When you start the free trial, automatic renewal will be set for an individual 1-month membership, to begin when the trial ends. If you terminate automatic renewal before the end of the free 7-day trial, you will not be charged. To view prices, select Membership Options & Support in this application.

*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.