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Redbox starts offering Nintendo Switch games at select locations

Redbox has offered video games for a while of course, but till now they haven’t gotten into Nintendo Switch titles.

Switch to Redbox

With kiosks located in loads of major (and minor) cities across the US, Redbox has carved out an impressive niche. They’re kind of the modern answer to the video rental shops of old. And while they’re still probably best known for movies, their video game business has exploded over the last few years. With plenty of PS4 and Xbox One games on offer, the automated rental “store” has given many gamers the chance to try before they buy.

And now you can add Nintendo Switch games to their stable. Redbox has announced that Switch carts are available right now, at select ‘boxes in some US cities. If you’re in any of the following towns, you might have a Switch-box nearby.

  • Seattle, Washington
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Portland, Oregon

No, that’s not a lot of locations, but I’d expect to see a bunch more before long. The Switch has accrued a very nice audience for itself after all, and it’s done it in a relatively small amount of time. So I imagine there’s a very solid chance that Redbox will expand it’s slate of not only cities, but also games sometime soon.

Currently titles rent for $3 USD a night and are not available for reservation. It’s strictly first-come, first-served.

What’s available now? So glad you asked. Here’s what you can pick up (if it’s in stock) at a Redbox in the above towns, along with a few “coming soons”:

  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
    The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the chaotic Rabbids into this once-peaceful land. To restore order, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi must team up with a whole new crew: four Rabbids heroes! Together, they will battle with weapons through four worlds filled with combat, puzzles, and unpredictable enemies.
  • Splatoon 2
    The squid kids called Inklings are back to splat more ink and claim more turf in this colorful and chaotic 4-on-4 action shooter. For the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go with the Nintendo Switch system, and use any of the console’s portable play styles for intense local multiplayer1 action. Even team up for new 4-player co-op fun in Salmon Run!
  • Pokémon
    Introducing the first Pokémon title for the Nintendo Switch console. Take direct control of one of 21 prized Pokémon fighters to defeat other Pokémon in arena fights. Call upon Support Pokémon to assist in the fight, then unleash your Pokémon’s unique Burst Attack to climb atop the ranks. With all new modes and new ways to battle with friends, this is your chance to become champion of the Ferrum Region!
  • Lego The Ninjago Movie videogame
    Find your inner ninja with the all-new LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game! Play as your favorite ninjas to defend Ninjago from the evil Lord Garmadon. Master the art of Ninjagility by wall-running and high-jumping, and battle foes to rank up and upgrade the ninja’s combat skills!

Coming to Redbox October 17

  • NBA2K19
    The follow-up to Take-Two’s best-selling sports game of all time, NBA 2K18 raises its game on the back of the best graphics seen in a sports game today, featuring unparalleled authenticity and improvements on the court!

Coming to Redbox October 24

  • Just Dance 2018
    Whether you’re a party starter,a dancer in the making, or a seasoned pro, get ready to turn up the volume and unleash your inner dancer with Just Dance 2018! Great for family gatherings, parties, and holidays, Just Dance 2018 brings family and friends together like no other game!

About Jason

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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