Nintendo Switch Online Surprises GameCube Fans With Freebie

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers on Switch Online, Switch Lite, and Switch OLED have a new freebie that GameCube fans, in particular, will appreciate. And unlike some free offers involving nintendo Switch Online, this offer is not locked behind the expansion pack level. Whether you have the expansion pack or are just a standard tier subscriber, you can take advantage of this new freebie, but you need to act fast.

Specifically, by March 9, nintendo switch Online subscribers can download a variety of Metroid Prime Remastered icons to use as profile pictures. According to Nintendo, there will be two waves. The first is this wave available now and until March 9, while the second wave will be available from March 9 to March 16. Typically, games get at least four waves, so it’s unclear why there are only two waves for Metroid Prime Remastered.

As for how to redeem these icons, they are all locked behind the use of platinum points, each running at 5 or 10 points, depending on the icon. Once redeemed, they belong to you. If you miss the boat, you’re out of luck.

For those who don’t know: Metroid Prime is an action-adventure game developed by Retro Studios, owned by Nintendo, and released as the fifth metroid game. Although not the first game in the series, it was notably the first in the Prime sub-series. Released in 2002, via the Nintendo GameCube, it’s widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and this year it’s been remastered via the Nintendo Switch, hence the timing of these icons.

As for Metroid Primethere is currently a new episode of the series in development, dubbed Metroid Premier 4, but after years of silence, it’s unclear when it will be revealed, let alone released. Until there, Metroid Prime Remastered will have to retain the fans of the series.

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