Nintendo Announces Price, Details of Forthcoming Switch Online Service

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Online Play: Something we've also known about for some time, Nintendo Switch Online membership gives you access to online features in games.

The news came after Kotaku sent an e-mail to Nintendo in the wake of the online service's full reveal.

Nintendo's Online Service for Switch is planned to launch in September of this year.

There's no sign of anything about voice chat, although the existing Nintendo Switch Online, which is now used only for Splatoon 2, is advertised as one of the features. Allowing so much flexibility with classic NES games makes the Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online feature worth the small price of admission. It's unclear if Nintendo plans to only release retro Nintendo Entertainment System titles for the console as part of its online services. Along with Nintendo's normal pricing plan, there is to be a Family Membership Plan.

Perhaps the most exciting thing about Nintendo Switch Online is that the service unlocks access to a library of NES game with added newly-online multiplayer. 3 will be joined by Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Soccer, Super Mario Bros. and Tennis.

Not only will you be able to play these games, but you'll also be able to play them with a friend - even if they aren't multiplayer. A Family Membership allows up to eight Nintendo Accounts to use the Nintendo Switch Online service, even on different systems.

Ten classic NES games will be offered, with another ten to be announced at a later date. Note that Nintendo says, "for most" Switch games implying that at least some titles won't be able to support cloud saves and there is no indication what games might not support the feature now. It's possible that games for other consoles like the Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 will be added to the collection, though that remains unconfirmed. One month will cost $3.99, three months will be $7.99 and a year will cost you $20.

Late last night, Nintendo officially announced and detailed its long-awaited online service. More classic games are likely to follow. Designed along the lines of PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold, this membership is quite cheap, as it will cost just $20 for an entire year.

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