Nintendo sets a start date for Switch online service

14 September, 2018, 02:47 | Author: Julian Harrison
  • Nintendo Switch Online service goes live next week with a 7-day free trial

In addition to this, they've also confirmed that system software 6.0.0 will release alongside Nintendo Online. Originally set to launch in 2017, Nintendo ended up having to delay the service multiple times before eventually landing on the second half of September.

You can pre-order the Switch NES controllers on September 18th, and Nintendo says shipments will start in December.

After the maintenance is complete, Nintendo Switch Online memberships will be available for purchase. The company is planning on speaking about upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Switch titles, so be prepared for some possible character reveals for Super Smash Bros.




Why it matters: Nintendo is late to the online party and while it might not be as feature-packed as the competition, at least that is reflected in its price point. For $59.99, you get a pair with rechargable batteries that can attach to your Nintendo Switch to charge when not in use.

The service will cost $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three, or $19.99 for 12.

The Nintendo Direct that was postponed last week will instead take place tomorrow, September 13, at 11pm BST, Nintendo said this morning.

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