Nintendo have finally dropped a ton of new info today regarding the Switch’s upcoming subscription service for online play. It’s been known for a while that come the launch of Nintendo Switch Online this September, players would be required to fork out for a subscription in order to play online multiplayer games, much the same as they do on competing console platforms. As of now we also know that alongside multiplayer access, Nintendo will be giving subscribers some pretty juicy extra benefits including save backups to the cloud and access to a substantial range of NES games at launch.
In a post on their official website, Nintendo detail everything that will be included in the service as well as the pricing model for the subscription (including a ‘family membership’ option). While the pricing model for Australians was already previously revealed as being a very affordable $5.95 per 1 month, $11.95 per 3 months or $29.95 per year the USD $34.99 family plan has yet to be given local pricing.
As far as those sweet NES games go, they’ll be available to anyone with a subscription and will even include online support in the form of both competitive multiplayer (if relevant) or cooperative pass-the-controller style play for single player games. So far, 10 of the 20 launch titles have been revealed as below:
- Donkey Kong
- Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros.
- Balloon Fight
- Ice Climber
- Dr. Mario
- The Legend of Zelda
- Super Mario Bros. 3
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