Missing your friends? Play these online Nintendo Switch games with them
Given these uncertain times, finding a way to connect with close friends & family is essential, and we can’t think of a better way than to connect online and play some exciting Nintendo games on your Switch.
Don’t let a little social-distancing keep your spirits down – not when so many new & fun games are available to keep you smiling through this current pandemic. Find an exciting multiplayer game, connect with those close to you, and have yourself as awesome a time as possible.
Here are some fun Nintendo Switch games you & your friends can play online right now!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a legacy game that brings together popular & iconic characters from past video game lore, only instead of teaming up, they’re duking it out on the battlefield. Whether you choose Nintendo stars like Mario, Link, Star Fox, or others, make sure you latch onto a hero capable of leading you to victory.
Fun fact: Kirby is actually really good, so make sure that you “hustle” your friends into a kind wager before the match.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
If life’s got you feeling like you’ve driven over one too many bananas, then perhaps settle down and join your friends in a Grand Prix circuit on the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe track.
Another legacy game many undoubtedly played as children, Mario Kart is a classic case of “don’t fix what ain’t broke.” Grab your favorite character and prepare to race your friends & family while dodging those annoying track weapons including the dreaded purple shell.
Just promise us you’ll avoid slamming your Switch into the ground if you lose, okay? Mario Kart is, after all, one of the most frustrating games of all time if you lose a tight match.
Overwatch is a team-based shooter game that will allow you to travel the world engaging in classic six-vs.-six combat, pulling you and your friends with each other . . . or even pitting you against each other.
With a variety of modes, you’ll never get sick of playing Overwatch, unless of course you “oversleep”.
An addictive hybrid of soccer & racecar-driving as well as a complete dismissal of physics & logic, Rocket League sets up you and others playing in an epic online soccer match. Only instead of kicking a ball you’re driving into it in a fancy car, where you play within a large arena, clashing with competitors.
Jackbox Party Pack 6
Jackbox Party Pack 6 features a variety of fun party games bound to keep you laughing for hours on end. Whether you use your Nintendo Switch or iPhone, this party pack will take you on multiple adventures, mimicking familiar game themes such as murder mystery, Pictionary, or an all out roast battle where your friends can vote on who came up with the funniest answer to a dumb question.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Create your own paradise on a lost & deserted island and invite friends & family to pack their bags and explore in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!
This online game welcomes world-creating, and there’s no comfortable place to do it better than on your sofa with your Nintendo Switch. Customize your own “dream island”, or perhaps visit others’ if you require a break from your own utter genius.
But beware of saying the title of this game to your parents. They’ll inevitably ask, “really? Which road are they crossing?”
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Uncover new Pokémon legends as you explore the Galar region in Pokémon Sword & Shield, where you’ll hook up with friends in the multiplayer hub to challenge the masters of Team Yell.
A long departure from Ash, Misty, Brock, and the rest of the OG Pokémon gang, we think it’s safe to say this online game is leaps & bounds more exciting than the long lost days of Pokémon Yellow on Gameboy, right?