Nintendo Switch has been bothering online services even before the official launch. At this time in video game history, online games have become a staple for most players. Services like PS Plus and Xbox Live offer online experiences with added benefits like discounts and free games every month. Now, Nintendo has revealed even more details about what comes with its own online subscription.
Until this point, online games have been free for Nintendo Switch users. Arrived last September, Nintendo will start implementing its online services for Switch. There are four different subscription types for players. One month subscriptions start at $ 3.99, with three months at $ 7.99 and a year membership for $ 1
Online services will allow players to compete with each other in online games such as ARMS, Mario Kart 8 and Mario Tennis. If a system is lost and a new one is required, Save Data Cloud Backup will be included as an easy way to upload users' progress and retrieve it. Paid subscribers will also be able to choose from a library of classic NES titles that have been updated for online games. Nintendo now confirms that twenty titles will be available, with specifics ranging from Super Mario Bros. to Legend of Zelda.
In order to improve online services, Nintendo will also launch a Switch smartphone app that allows users to manage an Online Lounge where they can send and receive invitations to compatible games. Invitations will appear immediately on the app via push notifications. When connected, users can chat openly with friends in the lobby and during online games. Nintendo also promises that the app allows users to receive special offers. More details about the mobile app and the actual release date for Nintendo Online will be revealed closer to the release date in September.