Nintendo has now announced that the Nintendo Switch online service will be released sometime in the second half of this September. The online features allow you to play multiplayer Switch games plus gives you access to play many old school NES video games.
You can read about the full details of the Switch online service below. All information posted below has been taken from Nintendo’s official press release.
Nintendo’s upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service is an affordable, multi-featured paid service that lets users enjoy online play for compatible Nintendo Switch games, access a growing library of classic NES games with added online functionality, back up save data for most games, and use additional features for the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app that will enhance the online experience for compatible games.
Members will have access to:
- Online play in games like Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Mario Tennis Aces.
- Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, a selection of classic NES games, like Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda and Dr. Mario with newly added online play.
- Save Data Cloud backup, which lets you save your game data online for easy access in compatible games. This makes it easy to retrieve your game data if you lose your system or start using a new one.
- Plus, enhance your online experience with features available through the Nintendo Switch smartphone app and receive special offers.
The online service promises to be really affordable costing gamers only $20 to sign up for an entire year. This is significantly much cheaper than the $60 per year that people have to pay for Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus. A cheap $4 per month and an $8 per every three month subscriptions are also available for Nintendo owners to buy. Are you excited for the online features for the Switch console?