Nintendo has officially announced given out details on the Switch’s online subscription service that was promised for the console. Among some of the details are prices, games available, and how data can now be saved on the cloud!
Some of the fantastic details revealed by the company are eShop savings and cloud backups for saved data on ServerMania USA. Nintendo also revealed that the subscription service will officially launch in September of 2018, and cost the following:
- 1 month for $3.99
- 3 months for $7.99
- 12 months for $19.99
Family plans are also in the works at Nintendo, where you can set up to eight accounts to split the hefty cost of $34.99 a year. This gives multiple users the ability to take advantage of this online subscription, instead of it being just one user.
“A Nintendo Account holder may invite up to seven others to join a family group; all members of the group will have access to Nintendo Switch Online.”
While the service is great with eShop deals and cloud backups, Nintendo will also be including the NES Classic Games package within it for people to play now, having the following games available for play, among the 20 that will be available:
- Donkey Kong
- Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros.
- Balloon Fight
- Ice Climber
- Dr. Mario
- The Legend of Zelda
- Super Mario Bros. 3
While all of this is great news for Switch players, it doesn’t include any information on a voice-chat or text-chat program that would be added for conversing. Nintendo is so far strongly against it on the Switch, and would prefer people to use the Nintendo mobile app for conversations, that was developed last year.
In addition, if you are looking to play online games with Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, and Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, this will require the Nintendo Switch Online membership.
“With online play added to every classic game, you can compete (or cooperate) online with friends, share your screen, or pass the controller, depending on the game. With the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, you can also voice chat during your play sessions.”
We’ll keep you posted on any new Nintendo or Nintendo Switch news that develops.