Monthly Recap

Nintendo Switch Online Monthly Recap: JANUARY 2023

30 January 2023

There’s so much to experience with Nintendo Switch Online, so let’s take a look at all the new updates from the month!

Save up to AU $35.00 / NZ $41.45 with Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers*.

Fire Emblem Engage is out now! Purchase a set of Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers and redeem them for Fire Emblem Engage and another game from a growing catalogue of over 70 titles.

New to the growing Nintendo 64 library

The situation is serious, agent, and time is ticking. To ensure you succeed in your latest mission, you are licensed to… have fun! The iconic secret agent 007 has entered the Nintendo 64™ library on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

A look back on January’s Game Trials


Between 19/01 and 26/01, Nintendo Switch Online members could play the full game: UNO. Those who wanted to own the game after could save 60% when purchasing UNO from Nintendo eShop between 19/01 and 02/02.

Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!

Between 27/01 and 05/02, Nintendo Switch Online members could play the full game: Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!. Those who wanted to own the game after could save 30% when purchasing Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! from Nintendo eShop between 27/01 and 05/02.

Game Trials are announced on the Nintendo Switch Online app on your Nintendo Switch device, so stay tuned for the next one!

Get involved in games with special online events

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

From Friday, 23rd December to Monday, 26th December, Delibird appeared more frequently in Tera Raid Battles.

From Friday, 30th December to Monday, 2nd January first, then again from Friday, 13th January to Monday, 16th January you could try scoring a win against Cinderace.

From Friday, 20th January to Monday, 23rd January Drifblim appeared more frequently in Tera Raid Battles in the Pokémon Scarlet game and Mismagius will appear more frequently in Tera Raid Battles in the Pokémon Violet game.

Settle important questions with Splatfests in Splatoon 3!

Between Saturday, 7th January and Monday, 9th January, a new Splatfest returned in Splatoon 3 with a fresh twist! Players battled it out in the tongue-tantalising Splatfest to answer the question: Spicy, Sweet or Sour?

Check out some of the latest icon parts and missions added to Missions & Rewards

Complete Missions:

  • Play Super NES Software; Star Fox

  • Play Nintendo 64 Software; Mario Kart 64, Paper Mario, Star Fox 64

Play the featured software within the designated timeframe to complete the missions.

Redeem Platinum Points for icon parts:

  • Fire Emblem Engage

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – January

  • Nintendo Switch Sports

  • Nintendo 64 – January

You can complete missions in the Nintendo Switch Online app on your Nintendo Switch device or on My Nintendo to earn more Platinum Points! Learn more about Missions & Rewards.

Join the Nintendo Switch Online community in the latest Nintendo Australia & New Zealand tournaments!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe AU/NZ Summer Grand Prix


Participants could earn up to 150 My Nintendo Platinum Points for participating, plus had a chance to win exclusive prize packs including up to 1000 My Nintendo Gold Points!

Fun fact

Did you know that paid Nintendo Switch Online members get access to a variety of bonus items for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Kirby Clash, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Click on "Exclusive Offers for Members" in the menu bar of the Nintendo Switch Online app, and scroll down to "Members-Only Bonus Items" to see what items are available.

We hope you enjoyed your monthly Nintendo Switch Online recap!

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*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.