Just four more months till the Nintendo Switch Online launches.
After multiple delays, the Nintendo Switch Online is finally launching come September 2018. The paid service will be available to Switch users, enabling online play on Switch titles such as Splatoon 2, ARMS, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Connect online anywhere, anytime.
The Nintendo Switch Online does not only offer online play, it also lets Switch players save their data online using data cloud backup. Talk about easy access!
If you’re all in for convenience, a smartphone app (Nintendo Switch Online app) is also available for players on the go. The app lets you invite players who are active through the Online Lounge.
The app also lets you quickly send invites via social networks and messaging services. When you’re invited to a game, you’ll get notified right away via a push notification on your smartphone.
Nintendo also says you can use the voice chat feature while in-game. Sweet!
Currently, the game that uses the Nintendo Switch Online app is the third-person shooter title Splatoon 2.
Hail to the classics!
Subscribers to the service will not only receive online support, but multiple classic Nintendo games too! And that’s not just ten, but 20 NES games will be available on the Nintendo Switch. The NES games have officially arrived!
Currently revealed titles for the program are as follows:
- Donkey Kong™
- Mario Bros.™
- Super Mario Bros.™
- Balloon Fight™
- Ice Climber™
- Dr. Mario™
- The Legend of Zelda™
- Super Mario Bros.™ 3
Nintendo claims that players can use the online feature on these NES games — go against each other, team up, share your screen, or pass the controller!
Here are the pricing plans for the Nintendo Switch Online
There are two types of membership for the Switch’s online service — the individual and the family membership.
Rates for the individual membership are:
1 month – 3.99
3 months – 7.99
12 months – 12.99
The family membership costs 34.99 for 12 months, wherein a Nintendo Account holder may invite up to seven others to join a family group for access to the Nintendo Switch Online.
Upon its launch, the Nintendo Switch Online will be available for purchase on Nintendo.com and on the Nintendo eShop.