Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Nintendo Switch Online Launches in ‘Second Half’ of September

Nintendo Switch Online Launches in ‘Second Half’ of September Nintendo Switch Online Launches in ‘Second Half’ of September
Emmett Howard | 11 August, 2018, 02:58

Online play in compatible games, including Splatoon™ 2, ARMS™, Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis™ Aces, and more.

It's been a rather long wait but Nintendo have narrowed down the launch window for Switch's online services. When the service launches, online multiplayer in games will be locked behind the subscription. While we're still in the dark to a specific release date, Nintendo has at least confirmed that the service is starting in the latter half of the month.

Players will also get a selection of classic NES games with newly added online play. 3, The Legend of Zelda, Dr. Mario and several others - 20 in total at launch.

Nintendo Switch Online Launches in ‘Second Half’ of September

Nintendo's Switch online service was first scheduled for a release a year ago, but was later delayed to Fall 2018. An additional 10 launch games will be announced in the future. More details, including the exact launch date, will be announced closer to launch. Moreover, subscribers will have easy access to Save Data Cloud Backup.

Like PS Plus and Xbox Live, Switch Online will also grant users a few perks with their subscriptions. Family memberships for up to eight accounts will be available only for the 12-month subscription option for $34.99.

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