Nintendo offers Nintendo Switch Online members two new free game trials, allowing subscribers to try two top Switch games for a limited time.
In the US, Switch online subscribers can now try the social deduction game for free popular Among US for a week (July 21 to July 27). While usually Among us on Switch would cost $ 5, those who want to purchase the full game can get it at 30% off until August 1 - meaning it only costs $ 3.50.
In the meantime, Nintendo Switch Online members in Europe will be able to try the ridiculous hospital sim Two-Point Hospital: ediFree Jumbo tion from July 28 to August 3.
US Nintendo Switch subscribers can download and play Among Us for free now, by following the free trial prompt on the Nintendo eShop . Although the Two-Point Hospita free trialt is not yet available, European Switch online subscribers can download announce the game 's trial now, ahead of its unlock on July 28. Simply go to the two-point hospital list at Nintendo eShop and follow the instructions " Try for free ".
It is not known if a free trial of Among Us will arrive in Europe, or if a Two- The Point Hospital game trial will arrive in North America.
The Nintendo Switch Online price is $ 19.99 / £ 17.99 / AU $ 29.95 for a full year, a fairly reasonable amount for any game subion service (especially since you have free access to a wide range of classic Nintendo titles). You also need to purchase the subion if you want to play titles like Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online with your friends.
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Among Us is an online multiplayer game in which each player takes on the role of a teammate on a base or ship, with the aim of 'Perform tasks that help make the board run like a well-oiled machine. However, the twist is that a teammate is the impostor, tasked with murdering as many other players as possible without getting caught. It's up to the teammates to try and find out who the impostor is and kick them off the base. But, get me wrong, and you are sacrificing one of your teammates and allowing the impostor to continue rampant.
Among us, the first release on mobile devices, where this is is free, and gained enormous popularity during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic - resulting in the rollout of the social deduction game on PC and consoles. If you've played mafia or werewolf before then you'll love this.
Two-Point Hospital, meanwhile, is a simulation game where you try to build and manage an empire of hospitals. But Two-Point Hospital isn't that simple thanks to the wacky patients with even more wacky ailments - some may need you to treat their literal blister heads while others may need you. 'therapy to stop acting like Freddie Mercury. This is before you even get into epidemics that turn everyone into Egyptian mummies and extreme weather conditions that threaten to tear your hospital apart.
The two-point hospital is ridiculous but offers a lot of fun. If you've played Theme Hospital before, then you know what to expect.
Analysis: How these offers compareArent they against Nintendo's competitors?
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While it's great to see Nintendo adding more free game trials, allowing players to try before to buy, this only underscores how late Nintendo is when it comes to its Nintendo Switch Online free game offerings.
While Switch Online subscribers get access to free-to-play games like Kirby 's Adventure, Super Mario Bros., and The Legend of Zelda, we'd love to see Nintendo come up with new free titles as part of its subion. . Compared to PS Plus and (to a lesser extent) Xbox Live Gold , Nintendo is significantly behind the times, offering a nostalgic service rather than a way for gamers to experience more modern titles that they might not otherwise have.
I can't help but wish these game trials were offered for free for a month to Switch Online subscribers, with players able to continue playing as long as they remained members - in the same as allows PS Plus. Yes, PS Plus is a more chère, but N entente would likely benefit from the goodwill of gamers to increase its Switch online prices in exchange for a plethora of better free Switch games every month - rather than just more retro games.