Things will be changing in 2018 for online gameplay on the Nintendo Switch!
Nintendo has released some information on the new paid online services they will be launching next year. To clear some things up, you’ll be able to play compatible co-op and competitive games online by signing in with your Nintendo Account. Online play will be free for Nintendo Account holders until our paid online service launches in 2018.
Nintendo has given us the following information:
Online lobby and voice chat
Our new dedicated smart device app will connect to Nintendo Switch and let you invite friends to play online, set play appointments, and chat with friends during online matches in compatible games─all from your smart device.
A free, limited version of this app will be available for download in summer 2017.
Classic Game Selection*
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.
Games featured rated:
*Product name subject to change.
Nintendo eShop deals
Special offers for subscribers may include discounts on select digital games and content.
Enjoy online services for free until the paid service’s official launch in 2018.
Pricing looks good as this will not be as feature driven such as Xbox Live and Playstation offer. This is a smart move for Nintendo as they are bringing games back to the system and trying to make Splatoon 2 have a complete competitive scene! Cannot wait to see what else comes from this!