Nintendo unveils official info and pricing for online services

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    {{909}} said:

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    06.01.17
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    Learn new details about the upcoming paid service, Nintendo Switch Online

    In 2018, Nintendo will launch a paid service called [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], which allows Nintendo Switch owners to enjoy online multiplayer gaming as well as a dedicated mobile app that connects to the Nintendo Switch console. This app will help players chat with their friends during online matches in compatible games, set play appointments, and invite their friends to join them online.
    Please note that online play will continue to be free for Nintendo Account holders until the paid service launches in 2018.
    Additional benefits include:

    • Classic Game Selection* access – Subscribers will get to download a compilation of classic titles with added online play, such as Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight, and Dr. Mario.
    • Nintendo eShop Deals – Special offers that may include discounts on select digital games and content.

    Pricing:

    • 1-month membership: $3.99
    • 3-month membership: $7.99
    • 12-month membership: $19.99

    A free, limited version of the mobile app will also be available summer 2017 if you want to try it out until the service launches. We’ll provide more details when they are available!
    * Product name subject to change.
    A Nintendo Account is required to access online services, and internet is required for online play. Compatible smart device required to use app, data charges may apply. Subscription terms for the Nintendo Switch Online service will apply and be made available prior to purchase.
    Currently, the paid online service will be available for customers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. For the latest list of countries, please contact Customer Support. Prices are listed in U.S. dollars and do not include tax. Pricing for additional countries, as well as details of the subscription terms, will be available closer to the launch of the service.
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
     
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    EvilBoB said:

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    Not too bad a price compared to $ony and Micro$ofts charges but they need the titles to justify it. At the moment I only play Mario Kart and don't really play it online so I'll not be buying it yet.
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    TJB said:

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    Playing Bomberman R online quite a bit. Is Street Fighter 2 an online game too?
     
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    Interesting addition to the info on Kotaku:

    We (very) recently reported that Nintendo has
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], which will cost $20 a year and is now due to launch next year.The original report suggested that Nintendo's plan to offer [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] has apparently been shelved, and now Nintendo has confirmed this to [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]:
    Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will have ongoing access to a library of classic games with added online play. Users can play as many of the games as they want, as often as they like, as long as they have an active subscription.
    Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be able to play a wide variety of classic games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario. More games will be announced at a later date. At launch the classic game library will include NES games. Super NES games continue to be under consideration, but we have nothing further to announce at this time.
    It's not yet known if this service will entirely replace the Virtual Console - when asked by Kotaku, Nintendo stated that it has "nothing to announce on this topic." It would seem that the company is following the lead of Microsoft and Sony here, which offer paid-for subscription services that not only offer online play but also bestow a library of free games that are only accessible for the duration of your subscription.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]