Nintendo’s online service for Switch was expected to launch this fall, but it has been delayed to sometime in 2018 and will go for $20 for a year of its service. Here are more details from the official website.
The Nintendo Switch online service is basically its own version of PlayStation Network or Xbox Live, and will allow users to play co-op with friends or competitive games online using their Nintendo Accounts.
However, unlike the PlayStation and Xbox counterparts, online lobby and voice chat features won’t be a part of the Nintendo Switch console, but rather, you’ll need to download a smartphone app that’ll let you 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 is expected to launch sometime this summer.
Another bonus for the online service is its Classic Games Selection. Subscribers will get to download a compilation of classic titles with added online play. That means you’ll get to play classic titles such as Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight, and Dr. Mario with friends online.
The Online Service will be available for the following prices:
Again, online play will be available for free until the service launches.
Here’s more on what you’ll be getting from the service:
Previously, the plan was to allow subscribers to have access to a different game each month, but it has since then been changed to allowing online subscribers an access to a library of classic games. That means subscribers won’t be restricted to one title, but they’ll be able to play as many from the library as they want, as long as their subscription remains active.