Nintendo has just marginally narrowed down the wide startup date of the Nintendo Switch Online services, its subscription that’ll be required for online play.
The month of release was originally leaked by Amazon earlier this year and now Nintendo has confirmed a late September release for the premium service. The new Nintendo Switch Online service will bring access to online gaming, Cloud Saving (with compatible games, please let Breath of the Wild be one!) and an ever increasing library of NES titles (most excitingly with newly implemented online features).
#NintendoSwitchOnline will launch in the second half of September. The service provides access to online play & Save Data Cloud backup in compatible games and a growing library of NES titles with added online play.https://t.co/74Hzxk9spt pic.twitter.com/JtNgmjnilE
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 10, 2018
Hopefully the Switch’s lack of Virtual Console will be a long forgotten complaint as VC never had any updated features, particularly not online play for the classic titles.
Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Balloon Fight, Soccer, Tennis, Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros, Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros. 3 & Donkey Kong plus 10 others have been promised for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers at launch.
It has been speculated that the Nintendo Switch Online service will launch on September 28 alongside FIFA 19 and Dragon Ball FighterZ, as these are two titles that both have massive online followings.
Whenever the Switch Online services get started to expect to see me getting endlessly beaten at Dr. Mario online…