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Nintendo Switch Online’s N64 and Sega Genesis ‘expansion pack’ will cost $49.99 per year

Nintendo has announced the price for its upcoming Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription tier, which adds Nintendo 64 games, Sega Genesis games, and bundled access to the new paid Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Happy Home Paradise DLC: it’ll cost $49.99 per year for an individual subscription, or $79.99 for a shared family membership.

Those prices are a big jump from the regular Switch Online subscription, which costs $19.99 per year for a single membership, or $34.99 per year for a family subscription. The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription tier offers the same benefits as the standard Switch Online service — including online multiplayer, classic NES and SNES games, cloud saves, and other perks.

But the Expansion Pack subscription also adds access to other retro titles from the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis. Today’s pricing announcement also included the news that the premium subscription service would also include bundled access to the new paid Animal Crossing: New Horizons DLC (which is set to cost $24.99 on its own.)

At launch, the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service will include several of the most popular N64 games, including Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 64. Additional titles are also planned for the future, too, like Banjo-Kazooie, Pokémon Snap, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, and Paper Mario.

The higher $49.99 per year price point also puts Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack more in line with other major subscription costs from competitors like Sony and Microsoft (where PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold both cost $59.99 per year, albeit with fewer perks than Nintendo’s retro game offerings.)

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Nintendo still hasn’t said when the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service will be available, but had previously promised a “late October” launch for the new service tier.

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