Nintendo Switch Online Launch Date Revealed

  • Nintendo Switch Online Launch Date Revealed

Nintendo Switch Online Launch Date Revealed

Nintendo Direct will kick off tomorrow at 11pm GMT.

By the end of the month you'll no longer be able to play Nintendo games online for free, as Nintendo reschedules its cancelled Direct.

Nintendo today announced it would finally be debuting the Online service for the Switch. Originally set to launch in 2017, Nintendo ended up having to delay the service multiple times before eventually landing on the second half of September. Nintendo Switch owners won't automatically become members when the service starts, so they will need to purchase an Individual or Family Membership in order to avoid disruption of their online play in compatible games. 3, Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, and The Legend of Zelda.

But the cloud saving details leaked out anyway, as did the name of the new Yoshi game, a new Ubisoft party game, and reveals of Civilization VI and Final Fantasy XV: Mobile Edition for Switch. Not all games will support this feature, but it's a relief to see Nintendo add a feature that should have been ready at launch.

After the one-week trial, Nintendo Switch Online will cost players either $3.99/£3.49 monthly or $19.99/£17.99 annually.