Finally, Some Details On Nintendo's Online Service

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Online Play: Something we've also known about for some time, Nintendo Switch Online membership gives you access to online features in games.

Nintendo will announce further details about Nintendo Switch Online in the lead up to the service's launch in September. For now, Nintendo has announced that subscribers will be able to play Balloon Fight, Donkey Kong, Dr. Mario, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Soccer, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. One month will cost $3.99, three months will be $7.99 and a year will cost you $20.

Nintendo Switch Online will cost $3.99 per month in the US, or $19.99 per year.

A Nintendo spokesperson told Kotaku via email that there are no plans at the moment to bring classic games together under the title of Virtual Console in the same way Nintendo has done on previous systems. The NES Library will initially launch with access to 20 games, and more will be added on a regular basis.

Nintendo began offering a free trial version for the app for a limited time starting with the release of the Splatoon 2 game last July.

Visit the Nintendo website for more information about the Nintendo Switch Online service.

Easily the most requested feature since the Nintendo Switch launched, Save Data Cloud Backup is exactly as it sounds (despite a mouthful title). A family membership will also work across different Switch systems because it will be tied to the users' Nintendo Account and not the hardware itself.

Nintendo Switch Online App*: The Nintendo Switch Online smartphone application can be used to enhance the online experience for compatible games through voice chat and other features. Stay wired for even more details as we wait for the service to launch in September. The Japanese gaming giant have been rather tight lipped about this service up until this point, creating a lot of speculation within the community as to what a paid online service from Nintendo would look like.

After Nintendo Switch Online goes live, online play will only be accessible with a subscription just like Xbox Live and PSN. Rather than paying $19.99 a year for an individual membership, you can opt to pay $34.99 for the Family membership.

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