Nintendo Switch Online finally has a concrete launch date

Nintendo Switch Online finally has a concrete launch date

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Nintendo eShop maintenance planned after launch. Notice how the words "Nintendo Switch Online" are nowhere to be found.

Nintendo has revealed that their upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service will be launching next Tuesday, September 18, and will arriving with a 7-day free trial from the Nintendo eShop.

We still aren't going to be getting a Virtual Console, though the company will be adding 20 NES games to the console, along with the option to play them in co-op. Some of the games that will be available at launch include Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros.

The Nintendo Switch Online service will let subscribers play online multiplayer games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 online. "It will also be possible to play these games offline".

It'll be free for the first week but after that it'll cost £3.49 a month, £6.99 for three months, or £17.99 for a year.

Nintendo fans were brimming with anticipation in the lead-up to Nintendo Direct on September 6, where the company was expected to reveal new games and info about its Switch and 3DS platforms. The family membership plan, which will allow the account holder to invite up to seven others to join the family group, has one tier priced at $34.99 for 12 months.

  • Terrell Bush