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Nintendo Switch Online Coming Next Week, Details to be Revealed in Nintendo Direct

A free trial will be available upon launch.

by Dylan Siegler


It has been known for some time now that Nintendo’s online service for the Switch will become available in September. However, aside from some broad descriptions of the service’s features, a lot is still unknown about the service.

Luckily, we’ll be getting some more information about Nintendo Switch Online soon. Nintendo recently announced that the Switch’s online service will start on September 18 and that more information about it will be revealed during tomorrow’s (September 13) Nintendo Direct stream. It was also stated that a 7-day free trial will be available from the Switch’s eShop upon the service’s launch.

What we currently know about this online service is its list of features and price tag. The service will include Online Play, allowing players to play with others online in certain multiplayer games like Splatoon 2ARMS, and Mario Tennis Aces; access to a library of NES games, such as Donkey KongSuper Mario Bros. 3, and The Legend of Zelda; access to Cloud Saves for your games (however, several games will apparently be incompatible with Cloud Saving, including Splatoon 2 and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee!); and “special offers” for members. Pricing for the online service includes plans that go for $3.99 for an individual membership for a month, $7.99 for an individual membership for three months, $19.99 for an individual membership for a year, and $34.99 for a family membership (up to seven Switch owners) for a year.

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