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How To Get Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

Here's all about Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack including how to upgrade.

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack can be considered an upgrade to the regular NSO subscription service. The Expansion Pack brings a collection of Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis games, and also Happy Home Paradise DLC for Animal Crossing New Horizons. Will all these new features it no doubt that any Nintendo fan will be attracted to this online service. So if you are looking to know more about the Expansion pack then you are at the right place. Let’s look at how to get Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

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Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Release Date & Time

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Release Date & Time

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack is releasing on October 25, 2021. The expected release times are:

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  • PDT – 7:00 pm
  • ET/EDT – 10:00 pm
  • UTC – 2:00 am
  • BST – 3:00 am

This can be calculated based on Nintendo Switch server maintenance time. So once the service is back you will be able to start Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack and play your favorite Nintendo 64, and Sega Genesis games.

Is Nintendo Switch Server Down for Maintenance?

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Nintendo Switch Server is getting prepped for the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack with N64 games. Here are the maintenance time for their services:

  • Switch Online service server will be down from 4 pm to 7 pm PDT
  • Nintendo eShop will offline from 5 pm to 6:30 pm PDT

Once the services are back online, you can start playing Nintendo 64 (N64) games.

What is the Cost for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (Full Price)?

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Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Individual Membership will cost you $49.99, €39.99, & £34.99 for a year. If you opt for the Family Membership will be priced at $79.99, €69.99, & £59.99 for 1 year period. That’s a tier up from the standard Nintendo Switch Online individual membership for $19.99 and family membership for $34.99.

How to Upgrade NSO to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack?

How to Upgrade NSO to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

If you already subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online then upgrading to NSO + Expansion Pack is pretty easy. Here’s how:

  1. Click on Nintendo Switch Online on your home screen.
  2. From the menu, scroll down to find the Expansion Pack button.
  3. Click on it, and select between individual or family membership for $49.99/$79.99.
  4. Then click on “Proceed to Purchase” to upgrade to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Nintendo 64 Games List

Here are all the N64 games you get in Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack :

  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Super Mario 64
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Mario Tennis
  • Sin & Punishment
  • Star Fox 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • WIN BACK: COVERT OPERATIONS
  • Yoshi’s Story

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack SEGA Genesis Games List

Here are all the SEGA Genesis games you get in NSO + Expansion Pack:

  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • M.U.S.H.A.
  • Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millennium
  • Ristar
  • Shining Force
  • Shinobi 3
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Strider

What Are the New Features in Nintendo 64 & SEGA Genesis games in NSO + Expansion Pack?

Here are some of the updated features you can get from both Nintendo 64 (N64) & SEGA Genesis games in NSO + Expansion Pack”

Save Anywhere

You can save your game whenever you please no matter where you are at a game level. This feature will be available across all the games in the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack. You can also load up the games in a jiffy.

Rewind Any Time (Only for SEGA Genesis Games)

Hold ZL + ZR anytime to rewind the N64 game you are playing. This feature would have been nothing less than magic if the young me had seen this feature in action.

Co-op & Online Gameplay

All the previous games have been improved with the main focus on multiplayer gameplay. Now you can easily switch between a co-op or 1v1 gameplay. You can also take turns in single-player games. You can also use a special cursor to point out hints to your friend during any game. And by using the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app you can talk to them directly to full-on guidance or even some motivation.

That’s everything you need to know about NSO + Expansion Pack. While you are here, make sure to check out our Nintendo Switch Guides to know about upcoming games.