Nintendo Switch Online service launches September 18

Laverne Mann
September 14, 2018

All newcomers to the service can test it out with a one-week free trial via the Switch eShop. Previously, playing online was free, but once Switch Online debuts, everyone will need to pay to play online. But what else would you like to see-and what more would you like to know about the Switch online service? This probably won't be a big deal for a most people, but if you've got multiple Nintendo Accounts linked to multiple Switch user accounts, you'll definitely want to make sure that everything is in order ahead of September 18. I'm not actually excited for Switch Online at all so far, but I also don't play any video games online. So... "It will also be possible to play these games offline".

Another long requested feature, cloud saves, will become available with this new service although it appears not all games will be taking advantage of the feature.

The service will cost $3.99/€3.99 for one month, $7.99/€7.99 for three months, and $19.99/€19.99 for a full year.

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Nintendo's delayed Direct video presentation is now scheduled to run on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET, the company announced Wednesday.

The individual and family plan prices are confirmed along with some additional details on how this new subscription will work for users.

Nintendo has announced their Switch Online memberships will launch in Canada, the U.S. and beyond on September 18, 2018.

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