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You can team up online with friends—or face off against them—with multiplayer games for Nintendo Switch system. Here’s a round-up of games with online multiplayer options for you to explore!


You can show ‘em who’s boss on the race track

There are so many ways to wreck the competition in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game. You can race against friends for the cup or mix things up in one of five different battle modes. And here’s the wild part: Up to 12 players can race online! With a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can play the Grand Prix, VS Race, and Battle modes online – and up to 12 friends can match up.


You can connect with friends on an island paradise

Island living can be even better when you share it. In the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, you can invite other players to visit your custom island paradise or go visit theirs. (Each guest needs their own game, system, and Nintendo Switch Online membership.) Up to eight players can hang out on the same island at the same time with online play!


You can battle it out in the ultimate showdown

You can set up a private room for online play with friends in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game. You can also choose to be matched according to your overall Global Smash Power and see how your skills stack up against other players around the world. Or, you can go for the win in online tournaments with up to 64 players!


You can dive into intense, ink-splatting action

You can set the mode, stage, and teams in a private online battle with friends in the Splatoon 2 game. You can also play Turf War with players from all over the world as you transform into your squid form to swim quickly through ink, hide, and ambush foes. For a more cooperative team experience, you can check the Salmon Run schedule in-game, where two to four team members work together to fend off waves of enemy Salmonids while collecting valuable Golden Eggs.


You can explore dungeons with your friends

When you’re in an epic quest to take down the evil Arch-Illager, it’s nice to have friends by your side. You can team up with other players to fight your way through the Minecraft Dungeons game, an action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeons crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe. Up to four players can battle together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels.


Nintendo Switch Online membership and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. Games, system, and Nintendo Switch Online membership sold separately.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Comic Mischief

Animal Crossing: New Horizons ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Comic Mischief

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ESRB Rating: EVERYONE 10+ with Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief, Suggestive Themes

Splatoon 2 ESRB Rating: EVERYONE 10+ with Cartoon Violence

Minecraft Dungeons ESRB Rating: EVERYONE 10+ with Fantasy Violence