It’s usually the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live that we report on going down, but the latest victim to a bit of an online wobbly is Nintendo. The company are reporting that all network services, which include Nintendo Switch Online, Wii U and 3DS networks, as well as their web services like the eShop, are unavailable.
This will also affect anyone trying to play digital games on a Switch that is not set to be their primary console.
Whatever the reasons, whether it’s higher than usual demand, something a little nefarious or someone tripping over a power cable, you’ll not be getting online until this is all resolved. More like Nintendo Switch Offline, am I right?
Anyway, we’ll let you know once there’s any change.
While you wait why not read our glowing review of Animal Crossing: New Horizons? “Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the perfect island escape, drawing you in to play day after day,” we said. “All of the charms of the series’ previous games are here, but with gorgeous new graphics, DIY crafting and the eventual ability to remodel your island, you can really create the island settlement of your dreams.” You can read the full review here.
Coming to Switch soon is the Zombie Army Trilogy which will launch on 31st March.
Zombie Army Trilogy takes players back to 1945 to fight Hitler’s undead hordes across three campaigns, whether playing alone or in the drop-in, drop-out co-op for four players. The game stemmed out of Sniper Elite V2, back in the day, taking the levels constructed for that game and repurposing them into two small mini-campaigns. The third was then the icing on the cake, a bespoke creation as Rebellion cooked up a trilogy release for PC and home consoles.
The company have really embraced the Nintendo Switch over the last year and a half, first porting Battlezone to the hybrid console, before including it on the roster for the Sniper Elite V2 Remastered release and bringing Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition to it last year. Zombie Army Trilogy continues that track record, tapping into a bunch of the console’s main features like local wireless co-op, motion controls, Pro Controller and HD Rumble support.