Nintendo announced something for Nintendo Switch Online during the Nintendo Direct presentation dedicated to Super Mario Maker 2 on May 15th/16th 2019: the Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers.
Basically, it’s vouchers that you buy, and then redeem for two Nintendo Switch games from among eligible digital games. You might be wondering what’s the point of this, and the answer is: you save money! Up to $19.99 (North America) – 40.98€ / £35.98 (Europe) to be precise, and that’s on top of the Gold Coins you get for buying the Voucher in the first place.
So far, the Vouchers are only available for purchase until July 31st in North America. There’s no mention of an end date in Europe and Japan so far.
So far, a voucher can only be redeemed for games published by Nintendo (if it’s published by a third-party publisher in a given region, it’s not eligible in that same region). It’s also not clear whether additional types of vouchers will eventually be added, to be redeemed for more than just two games, and/or also including third-party games.
As of writing, you can redeem your Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers for any of the following games:
- Astral Chain (coming soon)
- Bayonetta 2
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- Dragon Quest Builders 2
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses (coming soon)
- Fire Emblem Warriors
- Fitness Boxing
- GO Vacation
- Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
- Kirby Star Allies
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Mario Tennis Aces
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- Octopath Traveler
- Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
- Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
- Pokkén Tournament DX
- Splatoon 2
- Super Mario Maker 2 (only the regular edition)
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Super Mario Party
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Sushi Strikes: The Way of Sushido
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- The World Ends With You
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2
- Yoshi’s Crafted World
Naturally, we will keep this page up to date, adding (and eventually removing) games when they are added/removed from the “service”.
- you need to have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to buy a Nintendo Switch Game Voucher (does not work with the free trial)
- do you not need to redeem both games at the same time
- you can save a Voucher for up to a full year
- you can have up to 8 Vouchers at a given time
- if you change the region of your Nintendo Account, you will have to revert it back to the one you bought the Voucher from to keep using it