Nintendo Switch Online Going Live Next Week
Ever since the Switch arrived on the gaming scene, many players have been wondering when an online service would launch. Big N has discussed the subscription-based service in the past, but has remained rather quiet as to when fans could expect its arrival. That is until recently, as we are now aware of when Nintendo Switch Online will go live, and it is very soon.
With the rescheduled Nintendo Direct set to arrive tomorrow, the company is likely going to be discussing the online service in more detail. For now, however, we know that the subscription switch will be flipped next Tuesday, September 18th, which means free play will come to an end. This means that in order to play online matches of games such as Splatoon 2, the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and the like, you’ll need to buy a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. It remains to be seen if this will affect free-to-play games like Fortnite and Paladins.
Luckily, the price isn’t too steep. In fact, it’s set at a incredibly wallet-friendly $3.99/month. Beyond that, players can choose a 3-month plan for $7.99 or simply cover an entire year for $19.99. If you’re still unsure about the upcoming service, Nintendo is offering a free seven-day trial that will be available upon launch. This will surely provide many fans with the necessary details and try-before-you-buy period before making the jump. It’ll even give you some time with classic NES titles that are offered with the service, and that is always a plus.
The upcoming Direct will surely provide more details about Nintendo Switch Online as well as additional information regarding upcoming 3DS and Switch titles. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Will you be subscribing to Nintendo Switch Online, or do you require more information before handing over your money? Do you believe their online service will hold up for the potential amount of traffic? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.