The World Ends with You: Final Remix has a Nintendo Switch Online trial this week


The free game trial runs from November 10–16 and you can pre-load it now on your Switch

It’s a minor perk more often than not, but free game trials are something I appreciate, especially when it’s a series that’s hoping to draw in new fans with a notable Switch release. The next game for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers to check out is The World Ends with You: Final Remix as there’s going to be a trial starting at 10:00 a.m. Pacific on November 10. It’ll be playable for a limited time until November 16 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.

The North American Switch Online trial for The World Ends with You: Final Remix can be downloaded prior to that start time, and you can pre-load it on the Nintendo eShop.

Our reviewer, CJ Andriessen, was pretty indifferent about The World Ends with You: Final Remix as someone who clicked with the original Nintendo DS game, which was a “compound piece of craftsmanship” that made the most of the hardware it ran on. You may have a better go of it as someone who’s looking to break into the series, though.

Another heads-up: if you don’t need to be convinced with this trial and you’ve been waiting on a sale, Square Enix is also running a 30 percent off deal on The World Ends with You: Final Remix (until November 23) and NEO: The World Ends with You (until November 19). The latter deal is currently live as of this writing, bringing NEO down to $41.99.

Nintendo recently told investors (and ever-watchful fans) that it intends to “improve and expand both Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, striving to provide services that satisfy customers.” As a subscriber, I’ll believe it when I see it. These game trials are fine for what they are, but they’re often easily skipped given the timing and game selection. NSO (and especially the Expansion Pack plan) has bigger criticisms to address — if we can get a steadier stream of trials, though, I’m all for it.

Honest question: have you ever bothered with any of these Switch Online trials?