Nintendo's Switch Online subscription launches late next month

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Earlier today, Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe both announced that Switch Online will launch in the "second half of September". The Nintendo Switch Online service was originally slated to launch in September, and now, as we're nearing the month in question, Nintendo has slapped down a a more precise release window. That being said it is still something to get excited about. The service includes online play, save data backups for compatible games, and access to a compilation of classic NES games.

I love all things Nintendo, especially the GameCube era and Animal Crossing!

Although, not as robust as Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus's lineup of monthly games, it is nice to see Nintendo offer anything at all, on top of the paid access to online multiplayer. 3, The Legend of Zelda and Dr. Mario.

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We're hoping Nintendo will be more specific with its plans sooner than later before launch (perhaps through a Nintendo Direct that will also announce games that will heavily use the service).

We previously reported on free-to-play games for the Nintendo Switch apparently not requiring a subscription for online play, which Nintendo is launching this fall. A cheap $4 per month and an $8 per every three month subscriptions are also available for Nintendo owners to buy. Family membership, which allows up to eight people on one membership, is $34.99 annually (£31.49 / AUS$54.95). Friends can even watch each other play single-player games online, and "pass the controller" at any time.