There’s only a month or so to go before the Nintendo Switch Online Service launches. Though it is a premium service which will enable online play, the service will also include things like cloud saves for compatible titles and NES games with online play, and it will all be available at the low price of £17.99 a year.
Nintendo UK just sent a press release regarding the release. Though no specific date was mentioned, they did offer the more specific timeframe of the second half of September. Here’s hoping we get some form of Nintendo Direct before then for them to really promote the service before its launch.
You can read the full press release after the break!
NINTENDO SWITCH ONLINE SERVICE TO LAUNCH IN SECOND HALF OF SEPTEMBER
Members get access to online multiplayer, a growing library of NES titles with online play, Save Data Cloud backup, and more
10th August, 2018 – Nintendo’s upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service is an affordable, multi-featured paid service that lets users enjoy online play for compatible Nintendo Switch games, access a growing library of 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.
When Nintendo Switch Online launches in the second half of September, members will have access to:
- Online play in games like Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Mario Tennis Aces.
- Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, a selection of classic NES games, like Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda and Dr. Mario with newly added online play.
- Save Data Cloud backup, which lets you save your game data online for easy access in compatible games. This makes it easy to retrieve your game data if you lose your system or start using a new one.
- Plus, enhance your online experience with features available through the Nintendo Switch smartphone app and receive special offers.
Nintendo Switch owners will not be automatically charged when the service launches in the second half of September.
For more information about Nintendo Switch Online, please visit the official Nintendo Switch Online website. More details, including the exact launch date, will be announced closer to launch.
For further updates:
Nintendo Switch Online website http://www.nintendo.co.uk/switchonline
Nintendo Switch website https://www.nintendo.co.uk/nintendoswitch
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk
Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo
Nintendo Switch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NintendoSwitch
Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK
Nintendo UK on Twitch http://www.twitch.tv/nintendouk
Nintendo UK on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/NintendoUK
SOURCE – Nintendo PR