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Get Extra Fortnite Goodies in New Nintendo Switch Bundle

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Nintendo has announced a new Fortnite-themed Nintendo Switch bundle. Fortnite Battle Royale is free-to-play, so the bundle includes in-game currency and some unique cosmetic items and equipment. The Fortnite Switch Bundle retails for the standard Switch price of $299. It will be available on October 3.

The bundle includes 1,000 V-Bucks (about $10 of in-game currency) and the Double Helix Set. The Double Helix Set consists of a unique character outfit, back bling, glider, and pickaxe, as shown on the box. The V-Bucks are enough to purchase one season’s Battle Pass, which cost 950 V-Bucks.

If you’re playing Fortnite regularly, you want the Battle Pass to be able to unlock new items and rewards as you play. Fortnite Battle Royale is currently in the middle of season five.

Fortnite is currently enjoying the status of being one of the most popular and well-known games on the planet. The Battle Royale mode is free-to-play, and pits 100 players in a free-for-all match for the last person standing.

Players drop onto an island and must scavenge for supplies and weapons while staying alive against an ever-shrinking zone of play. Its art style, intuitive gameplay, and the fact that it’s free has proven particularly popular with kids, teens, and young people. It also makes for an entertaining spectator sport. It’s rated T for Teen. Read our Parental Guide to Fortnite for more information.

Fortnite is primarily supported through seasonal Battle Passes. Players can purchase these to unlock a series of progressive rewards while playing. Each Battle Pass costs about $10, and seasons generally last a few months.

Fortnite launched on Switch earlier this summer. The Fortnite Switch Bundle will arrive on October 3.

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Nintendo Switch Online Prices Online Multiplayer

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During this week’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed details for the Nintendo Switch Online service, which launches next week on September 18.

Up until now online multiplayer has been in a free trial period. But that’s about to change with the launch of Nintendo Switch Online. A subscription costs $3.99 per month, $7.99 for 3 months, or $19.99 for the year, making it far cheaper than Sony’s and Microsoft’s equivalent online subscription services.

A Family Membership for up to eight accounts is also available for $34.99 per year.

Subscribers to Nintendo Switch Online are provided the following five features:

Online gameplay. The most obvious reason to subscribe is the ability to play games online. Many of Nintendo’s marquee games are built with multiplayer in mind, including Splatoon, Mario Kart, and the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

NES games on Switch. Subscribers get access to a library of classic NES games they can play on the Switch. At launch there will be 20 games available, including Super Mario Bros., Double Dragon, and The Legend of Zleda, with more added regularly. Online play will also be available for multiplayer games.

Cloud Saves. Switch users have been clamoring for a way to backup save data to the cloud. Unfortunately you’ll have to be a subscriber to access this feature.

Smartphone App. The app, like online play, has been free up to this point. When the Nintendo Switch Online service launches, you’ll need to be a subscriber to access its voice chat features.

Special Offers. The two examples at launch are NES-style Switch controllers (available to purchase only for subscribers), and download codes for exclusive gear for Splatoon 2 (only for 12-month members).

Nintendo Switch Online launches September 18.

Play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at College Football Games

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Nintendo has announced a partnership with Wendy’s College Tailgate Tour to bring playable gameplay stations of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to college campuses around the country.

“Many of our biggest fans are now in college and have memories growing up playing one of the games in the Super Smash Bros. series,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We want to bring Super Smash Bros. Ultimate directly to longtime and first-time players, and what better way than to combine two of college students’ favorite pastimes: video games and football.”

Nintendo will utilize a custom Super Smash Bros. Ultimate branded trailer at select college football games this season. The trailer will include six gameplay stations in dedicated tailgate areas right outside of the stadiums. A large LED screen will be available for onlookers to view of the action.

The setup is designed as “highly visual” to encourage pics and sharing on social media. Impromptu tournaments will be hosted throughout the tailgate. Winners can even win Smash Bros. branded promotional items. Like any tailgate, admission will be free.

The Wendy’s College Tailgate Tour kicks off on September 22 at the Stanford @ Oregon game. See the full schedule below to find where the Smash Bros. trailer will be each week.

  • Sept. 22 – Stanford @ Oregon
  • Oct. 6 – Alabama @ Arkansas
  • Oct. 13 – Wisconsin @ Michigan
  • Oct. 20 – Oklahoma @ TCU
  • Oct. 27 – Clemson @ FSU
  • Nov. 3 – South Carolina @ Ole Miss
  • Nov. 10 – TCU @ West Virginia
  • Nov. 17 – Miami @ Virginia Tech
  • Nov. 24 – Michigan @ Ohio State
  • Jan. 1, 2019 – Teams and location to be determined

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features over 70 fighters, 100 stages, and 900 music tracks, making it the largest in franchise history. Newly announced fighters include Ridley, King K. Rool, and Simon Belmont.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will arrive exclusively on Nintendo Switch on December 7.