Nintendo surprised quite a few people last night by announcing that their paid online service for the Nintendo Switch had been pushed back till 2018. Some fans were rejoicing that online play on the Nintendo Switch will now be free until 2018. The full paid online service is $20 a year and includes 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. Here’s more details:
Will Nintendo announce new details about its new online service plan at E3 2017?
We will announce further details later this year.
Does the compilation of classic games include Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 games?
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.
Will the test version of the chat app launching this summer include the appointment feature?
Starting this summer, any Nintendo Switch owner with a Nintendo Account and a supported smart device will be able to use a version of the smart-device app with limited functionality. We have nothing further to announce at this time.
Is a subscription to the new Switch online service the only way to get classic games or will there also be a virtual console-type service that allows you to purchase games individually?
We have nothing to announce on this topic.
Are the Classic Game Selection compilation titles yours to keep as long as you’re subscribed to Nintendo Online? Do you lose access to these games if you unsubscribe?
The Nintendo Switch Online collection of classic games is available only to users with an active subscription