Nintendo has shared new details and pricing for its Nintendo Switch Online Service coming in September 2018.
The Nintendo Switch Online Service lets users enjoy online play for compatible Nintendo Switch games, access classic NES games with added online functionality, back up save data for most games and use additional features for the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app that will enhance the online experience for compatible games.
- Online Play:
A Nintendo Switch Online membership will be needed to participate in co-op and competitive online features for many current and upcoming Nintendo Switch games, such as Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, Mario Tennis Aces and Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido.
- Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online:
Subscribers will have access to NES – Nintendo Switch Online, a compilation of classic NES games. The collection will initially include 20 games, with more added on a regular basis. At launch, previously announced games Balloon Fight, Dr. Mario and Super Mario Bros. 3 will be joined by Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Soccer, Super Mario Bros. and Tennis. An additional 10 launch games will be announced in the future.
- Save Data Cloud Backup:
By using Nintendo Switch Online, a backup of Nintendo Switch save data for most Nintendo Switch games will be stored online for easy access. This is great for people who want to retrieve their data if they lose, break or purchase an additional Nintendo Switch system.
- Nintendo Switch Online App:
The Nintendo Switch Online smartphone application can be used to enhance the online experience for compatible games through voice chat and other features.
- Individual Membership:
- 1 Month: US$ 3.99 / €3.99 / £3.49
- 3 Months: US$ 7.99 / €7.99 / £6.99
- 12 Months: US$ 19.99 / €19.99 / £17.99
- Family membership:
- 12 Months: US$ 34.99 / €34.99 / £31.49
- With a family membership, up to eight Nintendo Account holders will be able to use the Nintendo Switch Online service, even on different systems.
For more information about the Nintendo Switch Online service, visit www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service.