Nintendo Switch Online kicks off September 18

The Nintendo Switch Online launch is finally happening, after a delay of one and a half years. Nintendo Switch owners won't automatically become members when the service launches, so they will need to purchase an individual or family membership in order to continue using online play in compatible games.

More news about the upcoming service will also be announced during this week's Nintendo Direct livestream event on September 13. You'll find me praying to Todd Howard that Fallout 76 is going to be game of the year.

Nintendo Switch Online is essentially a service that will give subscribers access to Nintendo's library of classic games in the NES game console. That'll probably mean even more footage of the latest Smash Bros, though fingers crossed for some cheeky glimpses of Metroid Prime 4, Fire Emblem: Three Houses and - if we've been a lot more nice than naughty this year - Bayonetta 3. Sure, it may seem like a bit of a hassle to have to pay to casually race around Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online, but the benefits of paying for the Nintendo Switch Online service far outweigh the cons.

Softness Liker said: 'Gamers: "The Wii U should have a paid online service, these servers are bad!"

Kyoto-based Nintendo credited new game titles for Nintendo Switch for profit growth.

In addition to these announcements, Yoshi's debut title on the Nintendo Switch was revealed and it is Yoshi's Crafted World. However, in certain games, this feature would make it possible to, for example, regain items that had been traded to other players, or revert to a higher online multiplayer ranking that had been lost.

The firm revealed it had now sold 19.67 million units of the Nintendo Switch as of June 30, 2018.

One of the new titles, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, sold 1.4 million units between May and June.


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