We're coming up on a year and a half since the Nintendo Switch first launch, and yet the console still doesn't have a dedicated online service. Membership can be purchased from the Nintendo eShop and the official Nintendo website.
Nintendo has narrowed down the release date for its online Nintendo Switch service, confirming on Twitter that it will debut in the second half of September this year.
In the year since its launch, there has been no shortage of wonderful games coming, from huge first-party games like Mario and Splatoon to indie darlings like Owlboy and Celeste. It's been a long time coming, but now Switch owners just have a month and change left to wait until they can start paying to play games online.
Subscribers will also have access to classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) titles like "Donkey Kong", "Balloon Fight", "Dr. Mario,"The Legend of Zelda", and "Super Mario Bros". Depending on the game, players can engage in online competitive or co-op multiplayer, or take turns controlling the action. The smartphone app will also aid with this while also providing a boost to the Nintendo Switch Online features and special discounts on games.
Save Data Cloud Backup: By using Nintendo Switch Online, a backup of Nintendo Switch save data for most Nintendo Switch games will be stored online for easy access.
We'll update as soon as more details about the service are released.