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Nintendo Switch online services confirmed to launch second half of September

Nintendo Switch online services confirmed to launch second half of September

We've been waiting for Nintendo to launch its online service for the Switch for a while now, along with any perks it has beyond simply being allowed to play online.

As it so happens, products like Epic Games' Fortnite, Hi-Rez Studios' Paladins, and other free-to-play games that require an Internet connection now lack a warning for customers to tell them that they will lose access when Switch Online launches.

We're coming up on a year and a half since the Nintendo Switch first launch, and yet the console still doesn't have a dedicated online service. 3 will be joined by Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Soccer, Super Mario Bros. and Tennis.

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Once Nintendo Switch Online releases, you'll need a subscription to play your Switch games online. These include cloud saves, online play, and a library of classic NES games, some of which have been enhanced and now let you play online.

Nintendo first began discussing the online service back in January 2017 - two months before the console launched. For an individual player, this feature will fun about 4 bucks a month, though a three month and twelve month option is also available. This is great for people who want to retrieve their data if they lose, break or purchase an additional Nintendo Switch system.

These will be releasing in Japan this October, with pre-orders hopefully going up soon on Play-Asia.