Nintendo has announced that the online gaming service for their Switch console is going live on September 18.
Great news from the gaming world, Nintendo Switch is finally getting an online service, and as soon as next week.
This will the first time Nintendo launches a subscription program for online services, which will make it possible for players all over the world to communicate and play together.
#NintendoSwitchOnline memberships will start on 9/18. You can sign-up for a 7-day free trial from Nintendo #eShop at launch! We will introduce more information during the Nintendo Direct on 9/13.https://t.co/74Hzxk9spt pic.twitter.com/EJVFJH6F4I
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 12, 2018
In terms of prices, the Nintendo subscription is substantially cheaper than other online gaming services. A one year subscription will cost you only $20, while a month costs $3.99 and $7.99 for three months.
Subscribers will be able to join other subscribers over online games, such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and Arms.
Anyone who is already playing those games online will have to start paying as of September 18.
— The Life Pile (@thelifepile) September 13, 2018
Also, subscribers will have a digital profile where all data will be synchronized, meaning that their user profiles, scores and standings will remain saved even if a person’s Switch breaks or gets lost.
Unfortunately, that feature will not work with Splatoon 2, Dead Cells, Dark Souls Remastered, FIFA 19, NBA 2K19 and Pokémon Let’s Go.
And if you’re still not convinced, it is because you haven’t heard the best part yet. Subscribers will be able to play around 20 classic NES games for free! Yes, 20 NES games, for free! What kind of loyal Nintendo player could resist that?