Monthly Recap

Nintendo Switch Online Monthly Recap: MARCH 2023

30 March 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!

New to the Growing NES, Super NES, and Game Boy Games Libraries

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  • Kirby’s Dream Land™ 2

  • BurgerTime Deluxe

New to the Growing Game Boy Advance Library of Games

  • Metroid Fusion

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members have exclusive access to play Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, and SEGA Mega Drive games.

New DLC added

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass: Wave 4 is out now!

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can now play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass: Wave 4 at no additional cost!

A Look Back on March’s Game Trial

Between 20/03 and 26/03, Nintendo Switch Online members could play EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23 Nintendo Switch™ Legacy Edition for free!

Those who wanted to own the game after could save 50% when purchasing EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23 Nintendo Switch™ Legacy Edition from Nintendo eShop between 20/03 and 03/04.

Game Trials are announced in the Nintendo Switch Online app, 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 28/02 to 13/03, Walking Wake appeared in Tera Raid Battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Iron Leaves appeared in Tera Raid Battles in Pokémon Violet.

  • From 17/03 to 20/03, then again from 24/03 to 27/03, Decidueye with the Mightiest Mark appeared in black crystal Tera Raid Battles.

Additionally, paid DLC** The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero is now available to purchase to continue your Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet adventure, containing two upcoming expansions!

Splatoon 3 Big Run event

Big Run commenced on 04/03 11:00 until 06/03 11:00, with waves of Salmonids and fresh rewards in the co-op event!

Check out a fresh new season of Splatoon 3 with two newly added stages, two new Special Weapons and 12 newly added weapon sets!

Compete in online battles in the 32nd TETRIS® 99 Grand Prix!

From 24/03 18:00 to 28/03 17:59 collect at least 100 event points to unlock the Fire Emblem Engage theme in TETRIS® 99 permanently.

Check the Nintendo Switch Online app on your Nintendo Switch device for updates on the next special online events!

Check Out Some of the Latest Icon Parts and Missions Added to Missions & Rewards

Complete Missions:

  • Play Super NES Software: Super Mario World™

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

Redeem Platinum Points for icon parts:

  • Splatoon 3

  • Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe

  • Metroid Prime Remastered

  • Animal Crossing™: New Horizons - March

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.

Fun Fact

Did you know that you can easily share your friend code and send friend requests through the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app?

Click on your profile picture in the top right corner to view your code or send a friend request!

We hope you enjoyed your monthly Nintendo Switch Online recap!

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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. The Nintendo Account Agreement and Nintendo Account Privacy Policy apply.

*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.

**Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.