Nintendo of America has released details about its much-anticipated paid online service for the Nintendo Switch.
The service dubbed “Nintendo Switch Online” will allow Switch owners to engage in online multiplayer gaming as well as an interactive app that will connect with the Switch console itself. According to Nintendo, the app will help players chat with their friends during online play, set play appointments and allow them to invite friends to join them online. A free limited version of the app will be available during the summer of 2017.
In the meantime, once the service launches sometime during the summer of 2017, online play will be free for Nintendo Account holders until the paid service launches sometime in 2018.
There have been some additional services announced including: Classic Game selection (subscribers get to download a compilation of classic titles with added online play. Some examples given were: Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight, and Dr. Mario.
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Pricing for the service has three different payment tiers: 1-month membership for $3.99,a 3-month membership for $7.99, or a 12-month membership for $19.99
For more information, check out Nintendo’s website about it here.