Nintendo Switch Online Service Details Revealed!

It looks like the wait is finally over because the Nintendo of America Twitter account released information about the Nintendo Switch’s Online Service last night on Nintendo’s official website.


The service will launch in September, and if players want to continue playing online with friends they’ll have to pay for the subscription service once it launches. According to Nintendo of America’s website, the subscription’s plans and prices are:

Prices & Plans:

Individual Membership Plans:

  • 1 Month – $3.99 USD
  • 3 Months – $7.99 USD
  • 12 Months – $19.99 USD

Family Membership Plans:

  • 12 Months – $34.99 USD

The family membership allows eight Nintendo accounts in a family group to split the cost for the online service. If you don’t want this plan then you’ll have to pay an individual subscription fee for every Nintendo account in your house. Even if their account is attached to your main Switch system.

Nintendo Switch Online also launches with 20 NES games with added online play, even for the single player titles. Essentially, players can play Donkey Kong and pass it off to another person’s Switch system while online or they can share screens. You can also use the Nintendo Switch’s online app to voice chat. Here’s a list for some of the games coming with the service.

  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Donkey Kong
  • Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • Dr. Mario
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Super Mario Bros. 3

The biggest take-away from the announcement was the fact that cloud saves are coming to the Nintendo Switch. Now, players can back-up their saves for their Nintendo Switch games. Meaning, if your Switch is destroyed or lost, you’ll have a method of gaining your progress on those titles back. Subscribers will also receive exclusive Nintendo eShop deals.

Nintendo plans to provide more details on the cloud saves feature before the September launch.

With E3 on the horizon, it makes sense for Nintendo to release the information about the online service now. Considering how Super Smash Bros. is the main focus at this year’s E3; it wouldn’t be odd for Nintendo to release this title alongside the Nintendo Switch Online Service. We hope to hear about the other ten titles and cloud saves from Nintendo in the future.

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