Nintendo Switch Online reveals new Animal Crossing and Mario Kart freebies
For the past few weeks, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers have had the option of getting custom icons that wouldn’t otherwise be available. With May upon us, Nintendo has pulled back the curtain on new icons based on Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Technically speaking, subscribers have to spend Platinum Points to get these icons, but each only costs 10 points, while backgrounds and frames only cost 5 points. Nintendo tends to make Platinum Points incredibly easy to find, and these icons are a really fun way for players to go with something different!
Nintendo revealed these new icons in a pair of Tweets tonight, which can be found embedded below.
You can also redeem your #MyNintendo Platinum Points to collect custom icons from #Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, available through 6/6 at 6 p.m. PT. #NintendoSwitchOnlinehttps://t.co/L40yBDrFlg pic.twitter.com/UwKlumxHHj
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 2, 2022
All new Animal Crossing: New Horizons the icons are available until June 6 and feature residents whose birthday falls in the month of May. Icons based on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are handled a bit differently, as each week will feature a new set of game-based runners and backgrounds, while a set of special frames will be available throughout the month. The current set of icons includes runners such as Mario, Luigi, Wario, Cat Peach, and more. There are still icons based on Kirby and the Forgotten Landbut readers should note that these will only be available for a few days!
Nintendo Switch Online subscribers who need Platinum Points have a few easy ways to do so. During the month of May, a quick 50 points can be obtained by playing kirby superstar on the Super NES application (included in your subscription). Splaton 2 owners can also earn another 100 Platinum Points by playing the game through May 9. Of course, those who prefer physical rewards to digital rewards can always use their Platinum Points on the My Nintendo Store instead. The store currently offers rewards based on several different games, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Pokemon Legends: Arceusand Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
Have you checked out any of these free Nintendo Switch Online icons? What do you think of these new options? Let us know in the comments or share your thoughts directly on Twitter at @Marcdachamp to talk about all things gaming!