Nintendo Switch's Online Service Will Launch In 2018

June 2, 2017

The full paid service that lets Nintendo Switch owners enjoy free games, online multiplayer gaming as well as a dedicated smartphone app that connects to your Nintendo Switch was originally meant to launch this fall, but Nintendo just updated its official website moving the release date for this service until some time in 2018.

 

 

Here are the full details:

 

Online Play on Nintendo Switch


You’ll be able to play compatible co-op and competitive games online by signing in with your Nintendo Account. Online play will be free for Nintendo Account holders until our paid online service launches in 2018.

 

 

 

Online lobby and voice chat
 

Our new dedicated smart device app will connect to Nintendo Switch and let you invite friends to play online, set play appointments, and chat with friends during online matches in compatible games─all from your smart device. A free, limited version of this app will be available for download in summer 2017.

 

 

 

Classic Game Selection

 

Subscribers will get to download a compilation of classic titles with added online play, such as Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario.

 

 

 

Nintendo eShop deals
 

Special offers for subscribers may include discounts on select digital games and content.

 

 

 

And here's is the best part:

Pricing

  • 1 month: $3.99

  • 3 months: $7.99

  • 12 months: $19.99

 

Everyone will enjoy online services for free until the paid service’s official launch in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information visit Nintendo's official website.

 

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