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Nintendo's first-ever paid online service launches on Switch Sept. 18

7 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / You'll need to collect a few gold coins to pay for online gameplay on the Switch very soon.
From the days of the Gamecube online adapter to Switch titles like Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon 2 , Nintendo has been the only current console maker to never charge its customers an additional fee for access to online multiplayer gameplay. That's set to change on September 18, when the paid version of Nintendo's Switch Online service will finally launch worldwide.
The paid subscription service, which was originally slated to launch in the fall of 2017 , replaces the current free online...
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Nintendo Switch Online launches September 18 with one-week free trial

Nintendo Switch Online launches September 18 with one-week free trial

7 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

In the same breath that Nintendo announced the date for its rescheduled Nintendo Direct online product announcement, the firm let loose that its Nintendo Switch Online service will go live in North America on September 18 with a one-week free trial for players. The news came as part of a simple update straight from Nintendo, tucked within the announcement of the new date and time for the next Nintendo Direct video release on YouTube. Otherwise, the announcement has no other information regarding details for the Nintendo Switch 's new paid online gameplay service, particularly availability...
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Nintendo Direct Will Now Take Place On September 13th

Nintendo Direct Will Now Take Place On September 13th

7 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Nintendo had previously announced that it would conduct a Nintendo Direct presentation on September 6th. It would have been the company's first Direct presentation after E3 2018. However, it had to postpone the presentation following the unfortunate earthquake in Japan's province of Hokkaido. The company has now confirmed that it has rescheduled the presentation on September 13th.
The possibility that the presentation could take place on September 13th was mentioned in a report earlier this week. Word about the rescheduling came from the Twitter account of Platinum Train, a game that's...
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Nintendo Switch Online launching on September 18

Nintendo Switch Online launching on September 18

7 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Nintendo announced today that its Switch Online service will launch on September 18. For $20 a year, it will give Switch owners access to online play, cloud backup saves for most games, and classic Nintendo Entertainment System games. A free seven-day trial will be available to all Switch owners Nintendo Switch Online is odd for many reasons. Switc...
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Nintendo Direct rescheduled for September 13

Nintendo Direct rescheduled for September 13

7 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Nintendo announced today that its next Direct presentation will take place on September 13 at 3 p.m. Pacific. The stream will talk about future Switch and 3DS games, and it will go on for 35 minutes. This Direct was supposed to take place on September 6, but Nintendo delayed the presentation following an earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan. Some announce...
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Nintendo Switch Online Service Launches September 18

Nintendo Switch Online Service Launches September 18

7 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Nintendo had previously confirmed that its Switch Online service would be launching in September. However the company did not mention when exactly it would launch in September, but now it seems like we have a date to look forward to as Nintendo has confirmed that the service will officially kick off on the 18th of September. For those unfamiliar, Nintendo's online service will be similar to the online services offered by Sony and Microsoft for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles. It will be required for players to play their games online with other players. It will also allow players to save...
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