Nintendo announce details of their upcoming online subscription service - UPDATE 10/08/2018

Nintendo announce details of their upcoming online subscription service - UPDATE 10/08/2018

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

UPDATE - 10/08/2018 - Nintendo has revealed that the Nintendo Switch online service will launch in the second half of September - that's next month guys! They also announced that when the service launches, no Switch owner will be automatically charged, so you'll have to manually purchase a subscription.

More information about the Nintendo Switch online service can be found below.


Nintendo have announced more details on their soon-to-launch paid subscription service for Nintendo Switch owners. The new service 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.

There are a variety of subscription options:

  • Individual memberships:
    • One month (30 days): €3.99
    • Three months (90 days): €7.99
    • 12 months (365 days): €19.99

  • Family membership (12 months/365 days): €34.99

There will be twenty NES games available via the service on launch including:
  • Balloon Fight,
  • Dr. Mario
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Donkey Kong
  • Ice Climber
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Mario Bros.
  • Soccer
  • Super Mario Bros
  • Tennis
  • 10 others that will be announced in the future.

For the first time ever, players will be able to enjoy these games online. Depending on the game, players can engage in online competitive or co-op multiplayer, or take turns controlling the action. Friends can even watch each other play single-player games online, and “pass the controller” at any time. Every classic NES game will support voice chat via the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app. It will also be possible to play these games offline.

A Nintendo Switch Online membership will be needed to participate in co-op and competitive online features for many current and upcoming Nintendo Switch games, such as Splatoon 2Mario Kart 8 DeluxeARMSMario Tennis Aces and Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido.

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