The paid Nintendo Switch Online subscription service will launch in September, and, as that continues to draw ever closer, Nintendo has promised that they will soon share more about their plans.
“We should be able to give you a little more information as we get closer to the official launch in September,” Nintendo director and managing executive officer Shinya Takahashi explained, asked how they will spread awareness about the service and what they have planned to promote it.
“Our aim is to provide consumers with [a] variety of ways to play and the ability to use the system in a more convenient way. I will have to ask for your patience until we are ready to discuss any further details.”
Those that sign up for Nintendo Switch Online will be able to play multiplayer games online, store their save data online thanks to cloud saves, use the Nintendo Switch Online app and have access to the Classic Game Selection – which, at launch, will include 20 games like Ice Climber, Soccer, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda, Tennis, Dr. Mario, Donkey Kong, Mario Bros. and Balloon Fight.
The pricing plans for Nintendo Switch Online are £3.49 ($3.99) per month, £6.99 ($7.99) for three months or £17.99 ($19.99) for 12 months. There is a 12 month Family Membership for £31.49 ($34.99) that will allow a Nintendo Account holder to “invite up to seven others to join a family group” that will all have access to Nintendo Switch Online.