Nintendo of America announced that if you who wish to try out Nintendo Switch Online you can do so for free via My Nintendo and you won’t have to use up any of your Platinum Points. The seven day trial is redeemable on My Nintendo and should work for subscribers who have used the service before.
For a limited time, eligible My Nintendo members can try #NintendoSwitchOnline for 7 days without using any Platinum Points.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 26, 2021
Nintendo also noted that you can test yourself against others in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Holiday Fun Run. To get involved all you need to do is enter the code 3126-5511-1723.
About Nintendo Switch Online
Level up with a Nintendo Switch Online membership!
- Make your games even better
- Enhance your games with features like online play, cloud saves, and more. Individual and Family Memberships are available.
- Share the smiles with online play
- Your membership lets you team up with (or take out) friends online in these and many more games.
- Enjoy 100+ classic NES™ and Super NES™ games
- Memberships include access to a curated library of classic games! Even better, games include added online functionality so you can compete or cooperate with friends.
- Nintendo Entertainment System
- Play—or replay—classic games like Super Mario Bros.™, Metroid™, Kirby’s Adventure™, and Yoshi™.
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System
- Jump into favorites like Super Mario Kart™, Super Metroid™, The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™, Donkey Kong™ Country™, and more.
- Get exclusive games and special offers
- These members-only deals include the online mode in the Tetris® 99 game, classic game controllers, and in-game bonuses.
- Help keep your data safe and stay connected
- Convenient features are included with every membership.
- Save Data Cloud
- Your save data will be automatically connected to your Nintendo account and stored online for compatible games. This makes it easy to retrieve your game data if you lose your system or start using a new one.
- Save Data Cloud backup compatibility varies per game. Some titles, including Splatoon™ 2 and Animal Crossing™: New Horizons, are not compatible.
- Nintendo Switch Online App
- Open the app on your smartphone or tablet to voice chat in compatible games. Plus, enjoy special features for games including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Splatoon 2.