A year and a half after launching, the Nintendo Switch is finally getting an official online service. Perhaps most immediately useful at launch, though, is its promise of allowing cloud saves for any games players have in progress.
In addition to facilitating online play, Nintendo Switch Online will include access to 20 NES games with online multiplayer components including The Legend of Zelda, Dr. Mario and Super Mario Bros. 3.
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That said, it's not all rosy: One of the biggest disappointments about the proposed online play of the Switch was that the only way to get voice chat going was apparently via the dubious Switch Online app. The full scope of memberships will be available on the Nintendo website and the eShop, with the 3-month and 12-month options also available at Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop.
The individual and family plan prices are confirmed along with some additional details on how this new subscription will work for users.
Are you excited for Switch Online to hit, or are you just disappointed that you'll have to pay to play online soon?