Nintendo Switch Online service is finally coming this September with some surprises as Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima promised earlier this year. You’ll get some free games and the ability to back up data on the cloud.
One of the amazing features it brings is the storage of data online with the ability to send its backups directly to the cloud. Which means you can backup your data to avoid corruption or losing some important game saves you have. This is a useful feature nowadays and every other platform uses it.
That’s not all, Nintendo is giving away free NES games when the service launches later this year. At launch, the Nintendo Switch Online will include free access to 20 NES games which include Tennis, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Soccer, Super Mario Bros, Balloon Fight, Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong and Ice Climber.
The remaining 10 games have not been announced yet and will likely be presented in September. Some games will support online play which Nintendo calls ”pass the controller mode” for single player games.
This service will allow users to take advantage of online features of any game, as well as the Nintendo Switch smartphone app which is used for voice chat.
The voice chat service will also be compatible with most playable titles online.
On the other hand, another advertised feature is that it will be possible to share it with loved ones through family sharing and it will be possible to share the benefits of online service with other Nintendo accounts of the same group by taking a specific subscription. This family subscription will cost you $34.99 USD per year and you can invite up to seven members to join your family group.
You can get an individual membership for a month, 3 months and a year. Which will cost you:
- $3.99 USD for 1 Month
- $7.99 USD for 3 Months
- $19.99 USD for 12 Months
Keep in my mind that this Nintendo Switch Online is a paid service quite similar to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live. You will get to enjoy various benefits by getting the subscriptions and above all, it will be able to play games online which is available for free at the moment.