Nintendo Switch ‘Game Trials’ Offering Free Week Of Mario Tennis Aces (VIDEO)
Nintendo Switch Online already offers subscribers quite the selection of old school NES titles, but Big N is now looking to put out more modern freebies through the new Game Trials program. Allowing users to play select Switch titles for a limited time, the online-specific feature is looking to offer up one of the console’s most prominent exclusives for its inaugural run: Mario Tennis Aces.
As revealed in a recent announcement, those with a Nintendo Switch Online-enabled account will be able to start playing Mario Tennis Aces starting August 7th (10 a.m. PT), the limited-time trial officially concluding on August 13th (11:59 a.m. PT). Participants compelled to purchase the full game will also be able to do so at a discount, the tennis-themed Mario title going on sale for 33% off on the eShop from August 7th (10 a.m. PT) all the way through to August 20th (11:59 p.m. PT).
Now would present an especially opportune time for players to get their hands on Mario Tennis Aces, as the game has just recently reached the finale of its run of free DLC. Over the course of the last year, the competitive-sports title has added several modes and a total of 30 characters to the proceedings, this last month letting skeletal villain Dry Bowser make a decidedly fiery racket.
As Game Trials are only meant to provide a taste of the full experience, players should note that Mario Tennis Aces will only remain playable while the promotion is live between August 7th and August 13th. This is a major difference to rival services from PlayStation Plus and Xbox Games with Gold, which allow users to keep freebies as long as their respective subscriptions are live. Following August 13th, it’s expected a new Nintendo Switch title will become available, though it’s currently unknown exactly what these follow-ups could be.
What do you think? Are you setting up to check out Mario Tennis Aces, or are you just going to sit out the week’s offering? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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