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Pokkén Tournament DX getting free trial for NSO members next week

Nintendo in Japan has been offering free game trials for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers every month this year, but unfortunately that program hasn’t seemed to catch on in the West. Next week, that looks to be changing.

Nintendo Australia (alongside Nintendo of America, Nintendo of Europe, and Nintendo Co. Ltd.) has announced that, starting next week, you’ll be able to play the entirety of Pokkén Tournament DX for free. The promotion only lasts a week, running from the 29th of July until the 4th of August, and is only available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. You’ll be able to play all of the base game, including its online modes, completely unrestricted during that week. As far as we’re aware, it will not include the DX Battle Pack, which introduced two new fighters.

If you like what you’ve played during the free period, you’ll also be able to purchase the game at a 30% discount — bringing the cost down to about $60 AUD — during the free trial, and up to a week later. In our review, we said that the price tag makes Pokkén Tournament DX “a tough one to swallow,” so this might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for to finally nab it at a lower price.

You can preload the game ahead of its trial period right now by searching for the game on the Switch eShop and clicking “Download” under the Game Trials box (not the “Download Demo” option) or you can do the same in your browser by clicking here.

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  • Nintendo Switch Online member
    July 23, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Hope this means we get more free trials often

  • Laharl1313
    July 24, 2020 at 6:17 am

    This is cool, still haven’t played this despite almost buying it when i was starved for games in the Wii U era. I get the feeling a week will be enough 🙂

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