Nintendo Switch fans should be happy to know that the highly anticipated online service is going to launch in September. Nintendo confirmed that the Switch Online subscription service will be available in the middle of September and that players will get access to games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, Arms and Mario Tennis Aces.
Not just that, but players will also be able to play classic NES games such as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Dr. Mario which can now be played online.
Switch Online Service
Even though getting access to online game is the most important feature that the Switch Online service will have to offer, it will also introduce Save Data Cloud backup. This is great news for Nintendo Switch fans because it means they can save their game data while online.
Just like Microsoft is charging a subscription fee for the Xbox Live Gold service, Nintendo Switch fans will have to pay a fee in order to get access to Switch Online. Nintendo announced that individual memberships will be priced at $4 per month, while a family subscription that supports up to eight members will cost $35 per year.
“#NintendoSwitchOnline will launch in the second half of September. The service provides access to online play & Save Data Cloud backup in compatible games and a growing library of NES titles with added online” said Nintendo over Twitter.
As previously mentioned, Switch Online will be quite similar to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold service. Therefore, we can be sure that Switch Online will offer a bunch of free games every month that subscribers get to try out for free. On the downside of things, we don’t have too much information about Switch Online and we will have to wait until September to find out more.