Europeans and Japanese gamers will soon have access to free games from Nintendo, with some caveats.
The program is called ‘Game Trials,’ and Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers in the EU will be able to play Mario Tennis Aces free, for a short time. Japanese subscribers will have access to Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.
The program runs from August 7 to August 13 in the EU. Unlike similar programs from Sony and Microsoft, subscribers cannot keep the game after the program ends. However, if participants decide to purchase the game during the trial period, they’ll get 33% discount.
No news on what games will be part of this program in the U.S.
All the rumors turned out to be true. One of the worst kept secrets of the past few months will be launching September 20—the Nintendo Switch Lite.
The Switch Lite will launch with three color variations: yellow, gray, and turquoise and will be priced at $299, a $100 cheaper than a standard Switch. Nintendo is positioning the Switch Lite as a console for those who want to play on the go, a more portable Switch, if you will.
Of course, the Switch Lite is slightly smaller than a standard Switch, and it has an old school D-Pad instead of buttons, but it will sport a longer battery life.
Also, the Switch Lite will not have detachable Joy-Cons, a kickstand, and won’t support any TV mode, validating previous rumors. This is a true and handheld console folks.
So, is this the end of the 3DS? According to Nintendo’s Doug Bowser, nope.
“We’ll continue to support our 3DS family of systems as long as there is demand…”