With just a few days to save before launching the service, Nintendo has told us basically all that's about Nintendo Switch Online. As such, we realized that this would be the right time to compile a comprehensive FAQ, and address everything from the release date to the cost of the features of the warnings. If something new is revealed or something changes about the service, we will make sure to update the article.
When does it start?
Nintendo Switch Online will be available from September 18, 2018.
Do I really need it?
If you want to play games online, yes, you need a subscription. If you read this before September 18th, you still have time to play games for free on the web, but as soon as the service starts, you can only access the network features of a large majority of Switch Games to Pay for Nintendo Switch Online.
How much does it cost?
There are a number of payment systems for Nintendo Switch Online: $ 3.99 for a month, $ 7.99 for three months or $ 1
What do I get in my subscription?
In addition to the ability to play games online, you will also be able to access an ever-expanding library of classic NES games with additional features like online games, cloud stores that automatically back up all your stored data, the ability to chat with your friends through a smartphone app, and special offers from Nintendo.
What NES Games Are Included?
Here are all the NES games that have been announced so far, along with their expected release dates:
- September : Soccer Tennis ] Donkey Kong Mario Bros 19659013] Super Mario Bros Balloon Fight Ice Climber Dr. Mario The Legend of Zelda Super Mario Bros. 3 Double Dragon River City Ransom Ghosts & Goblins Tecmo Bowl Gradius Pro Wrestling Excitebike Yoshi Ice Hockey Baseball
- October : Solomon's Key NES Open Tournament Golf Super Dodge Ball
- : Mighty Bomb Jack 19659013] TwinBee
- December : Wario's Woods Ninja Gaiden Adventures of Lolo
It's a very strange rule worth noting of the NES games . While you can download the games and play them offline like most other games, you must go online at least once a week or the games are deactivated until you can connect. Something to keep in mind if you subscribe to the service.
What's on smartphone apps?
The Nintendo Switch Online app has been available for download in the App Store and Google Play for a while, but it becomes much more relevant when launching the service. In addition to voice chat support, the app will also offer a different screen experience to see the stats in the game while playing.
What are these special offers?
Nintendo has just revealed two exclusive offers for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers to this point. The first are the wireless NES controllers that were unveiled under the latest Nintendo Direct. They look exactly like those delivered with NES, and can actually be attached to the switch, just like Joy-Cons to charge. A set of two controllers will cost $ 59.99 and shipments begin in mid-December 2018. Anyone who pays for a 12 month or family plan will also get some exclusive gaming equipment for Splatoon 2 (Online Jersey and Online Squidkid V Shoes).
Everything else I should know?
Unlike Sony and Microsoft on PS4 and Xbox One, Nintendo says it can not "guarantee" that your storage data will be stored for an extended period of time "when your Nintendo Switch Online subscription expires. In other words, if you decide to stop paying for the service, there is a chance that your cloud will eventually disappear, even if you subscribe later. It seems as if this may change, but it will be the policy of launch.