Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
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Nintendo sets a start date for Switch online service

Nintendo sets a start date for Switch online service

One is a pair of Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers that will work with the Nintendo Switch's enhanced NES games.

Nintendo also took the opportunity to announce that the Switch Online service will begin in North America on Tuesday, September 18.


Nintendo has been drip-feeding details about the service for months, starting with confirmation that subscribers will have access to classic NES games with additional modern features such as online play and voice chat. Some existing titles such as Splatoon 2 have received significant updates, too. Notice how the words "Nintendo Switch Online" are nowhere to be found. We might hear about more games during the Nintendo Direct on Thursday. These will include Super Mario Bros, Ice Climbers, and the original Legend of Zelda.

According to Nintendo's site, individual plans will go for about $4 a month, and $20 for a year. If you somehow manage to lose your Switch or it gets damaged, you can recover your cloud saves and any purchased digital content without too much hassle, along with your Nintendo Switch Online account. Nintendo Switch Online, as it's called, will be launching on September 18, and beginning on that date, you'll need to pay a subscription fee in order to play games online.

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