Since its announcement, fans have been waiting to get some details on Nintendo’s online service. Finally Nintendo has revealed the details of its online service and they are quite close to the months of speculations.
The cost for an yearly subscription of Nintendo online service is $20. This not it, Nintendo has thrown in some unexpected and sweet Add-ons with the deal, addition of online save game backup and playable NES games with added online multiplayer are the add on that have really won the hearts of players.
Last june when Nintendo announced that it’ll be launching its online service somewhere in 2018, it gave details of monthly subscriptions as well which are $3.99 and $7.99 for one month and three months respectively. Now with this announcement, Nintendo has cleared the air and demystified many of the things that it was earlier holding back from the users. Still there are a few unanswered questions which Nintendo might clear up at the upcoming E3 or near the September launch.
Fans and users were demanding save data to be backed up online, this was a constant demand for years since other platforms have been doing it already. Now with Nintendo providing this much sough after feature, there will be rejoice among the crowd.
NES- Nintendo Switch Online, the official name for the service is a quite interesting deal that the platform is offering. This is a collection of 10 games ready to be played and 10 games yet to come soon. The fantastic thing is that all of these games can be played in single player and multiple player online.
Nintendo has said that, “Depending on the game, players can engage in online competitive or co-op multiplayer, or take turns controlling the action.”
The 10 ready to play games are Balloon Fight, Dr. Mario and Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Soccer, Super Mario Bros. and Tennis. Another 10 games will be added in the meantime after the launch. All of these games are made by Nintendo and probably the upcoming ones will be too. Currently licensing negotiations are underway for classic games like Final Fantasy and Double Dragon.
To play online, the $20 yearly subscription will be necessary starting from September. There is a $35 yearly option that lets you authorize up to 8 accounts though, for families with multiple users.The subscription is bound with the account and not the hardware. This means that if two people share switch then only one will get the access. For both of them to have access, both their accounts must have subscription.
The switch online service is only for online play of NES games and not buying games online.