Tonight, Nintendo released some details about the paid online service coming to the Switch!
First, the big news – online pay will be free until 2018! Online play will be free for Nintendo Account holders until our paid online service launches in 2018. At that time, the price will be the following –
$19.99 a year!! That is a pretty awesome price point.
Nintendo also announced some information about their new dedicated smart device app that will connect to Nintendo Switch. The app will allow you to invite friends to play online, set play appointments, and chat with friends during online matches in compatible games. A free, limited version of this app will be available for download in summer 2017. Remember, the app will only be usable if you are a subscriber.
And don’t forget about the games that will be available when the subscription service is live. Subscribers will get to download a compilation of classic titles with added online play, such as Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario. Plus, subscribers will get special offers from the E-Shop, which may include discounts on select digital games and content.
We will bring you more information when it is available. In the meantime, are you happy with the price? Let us know in the comments below!