Nintendo has just recently announced that the Nintendo Switch Online Services will launch on September 18th, 2018. This will be the very first time in the history of Nintendo that they will launch the online services on any of their consoles.
Previously, Nintendo has pressed this matter but they weren’t able to launch the online services for any console. Upon the launch of the Nintendo Switch Online Services, Nintendo intends to launch a subscription service as well for all of its users. This will eventually allow all the Nintendo Switch owners to access the services online.
It is also confirmed now that Nintendo will charge $20 yearly and $3.99 per month as the subscription fee. There’s a third option too available on Nintendo Switch Online Services subscription. If any of the Switch owners like, they can go with the per three month fee period as well. This will cost the owners $7.99 per three months.
#NintendoSwitchOnline memberships will start on 9/18. You can sign-up for a 7-day free trial from Nintendo #eShop at launch! We will introduce more information during the Nintendo Direct on 9/13.https://t.co/74Hzxk9spt pic.twitter.com/EJVFJH6F4I
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 12, 2018
Once subscribed, the Switch owners will be able to play multiplayer online games such as Splatoon 2, Arms, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition, and tons of other online games. Fans who’ve been playing all these games already will have to pay the subscription fee after this service is launched.
In addition, unlike any other company, Nintendo is offering some new services as well. They are doing it just to keep the Nintendo Switch owners happy. One of these services is that all the saved data will be fully synced with the Nintendo servers. In case of broken or replaced Switch units, players will need to restore their data from Nintendo servers. This feature will not be working with titles such as Splatoon 2, FIFA 19, Dark Souls Remastered, Dead Cells, NBA 2K19, and Pokemon Let’s Go.
For all the subscribers, all the NES games will be available without any cost. Initially, Nintendo will offer the 20 best NES games, with the passage of time, this number will increase. Nintendo will also offer a 7-Day free trial for the subscription.