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Nintendo explains what happens when your Switch Online + expansion pack expires with Happy Home Paradise

Nintendo announced yesterday that Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise downloadable content will be free to those who subscribe to the higher tier of Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass. Many of you have been wondering what happens if you cancel your subscription and you have downloaded Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise. Today, Nintendo has clarified to Eurogamer that you can still access some of the items etc that you’ve unlocked from the downloadable content on your personal island, but you won’t be able to visit the archipelago to design vacation homes, which is the main portion of the DLC.

“Players can still continue to access certain things they have unlocked in Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise on their main island, including adding counters, partition walls, as well as adding ambient lighting and soundscapes, even if their access to Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise is suspended. However, it will not be possible to visit the archipelago if players lose access to the DLC. To be able to visit the archipelago and take on requests of designing vacation homes again, you will need to purchase the DLC separately or renew the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.”




  1. At only $10 less than Gold/PS+. The only way Nintendo can make that price worth it now is if they add GameCube as a library or give you a DLC/Game each month

    1. Gamecube will never happen, simply because of the Switch’s default storage capacity. Most games range from 1-3gb. That would eat up the storage very, very fast. It wouldn’t surprise me if that was the main reason it hasn’t been done for NSO.

      1. +megamansurvives
        Correct me if I am wrong but can they just make the games download to a larger SD Card? You can get a 512GB microSD Card in this day and age for a decent price so wouldn’t that be the answer to this problem?

    2. Or you know actual quality online. $10 less for 30% of the quality of PSN/Live. And all three still beyond over priced compared to PC or even mobile.

  2. Lmao, good thing I don’t find any of Nintendo’s games are fun to play online with. This is soooooo bad XD.

  3. This has to be the most greediest corporate thing I ever seen, your basicly renting dlc they better add some more games like GameCube and etc to justify that price tag.

  4. N64 doesnt even have that many games to begin with. Rare is nearly the bulk of N64 gaming library . And $30 more for this is outrageous!!why not just place these games on the eshope?

  5. I think that if you have friends or family members to split the cost of a family subscription it’s a fair deal. Especially if you were going to purchase the DLC anyway.

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