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Nintendo reveals long-awaited Switch Online launch date, features, and pricing

09 May, 2018, 00:42 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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As promised last month, Nintendo has officially detailed more information about Switch Online service.

It's A Meme, Mario! You also need the Switch online service for online play on games like Splatoon 2 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and ARMS.

Of those 20 titles, 10 have been announced so far: Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Balloon Fight, Soccer, Tennis, Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros, Dr Mario, Super Mario Bros. The collection will include 20 games to start with more games added on a regular basis.

The more intriguing option is what Nintendo calls its Twelve Month Family Membership, which, for $34.99, allows up to eight Nintendo accounts to use the subscription service - even on different consoles.

Nintendo recently shared new details for the Nintendo Switch Online service that launches this September, and fans have been wondering if there's a chance we'll get a Virtual Console on Switch.

The service comes with the Nintendo Switch app supporting voice chat. A single month for Nintendo Switch Online is just $3.99 versus the $9.99 a month it costs for either Xbox LIVE Gold or PlayStation Plus.

Paid membership to the Nintendo Switch Online service will be required when users want to play online starting this September.

Firstly we know that Nintendo plans on launching the service this year and its pricing had also been previously revealed. Will you be paying for Switch Online, or will you be sticking to offline gaming? Nintendo Switch Online enables you to play certain games online with your friends or with others.

First off, the classic games.

There will also be discounts and special offers for members so you can chip away at that Switch premium you've been paying for certain titles. Subscription to Nintendo Switch Online is relatively cheap though, costing AU$5.95 / NZ$6.55 for one month, AU$11.95 / NZ$13.15 for three months, or AU$29.95 / NZ$32.95 for a 12 month subscription.

The Nintendo Switch Online smartphone application can be used to enhance the online experience for compatible games through voice chat and other features.

Nintendo has revealed that the subscription will be tied to an account and not the hardware, so if two people share one console, one of them won't be able to use the other's membership unless they log into their account.

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