Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Kristin Zimmerman

Nintendo Switch Online delayed until 2nd half of September

Nintendo Switch Online delayed until 2nd half of September

The Nintendo Switch Online service is expected to arrive on platforms during the second half of September.

The Nintendo Switch Online service isn't free. It was initially scheduled to roll out that summer, but Nintendo eventually pushed the release back to 2018, and later revealed that the service wouldn't be ready until this fall. However, there are indications that free to play games such as Fortnite and Paladins will not require the subscription, as their eShop entries do not feature a disclaimer stating that Switch Online will be required after its launch. The Online Nintendo membership will include; Mario Tennis™ Aces, Splatoon™ 2, Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe, ARMS™, and much more.

Instead, we get the same rundown of what Nintendo Switch Online will look like and cover, including basic online play for games with online multiplayer modes. The plans start at $4 Dollars a month and users can also purchase a three month subscription for $8, or the most discounted rate of $20 for a full year. Users can go for pre-ordering the 3-12 months of membership from the selected retailers. It runs similarly to that of the Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus programs, even EA's Origins has a similar option for the PC platform.

With its launch on the second half of September, Nintendo fans can start planning things ahead of the launch of this new service. It's not uncommon and does unlock the full potential for a platform. If you ever want to chat Nintendo, you've come to the right place. Cloud saving will also be a nice feature, especially for users who may have had the misfortune of breaking or damaging their switch, forcing them to send the console in for fix can rest assured, that all personal save data will be available to do them, regardless of Nintendo factory resetting their devices or sending in another unit.

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