Nintendo has just revealed pricing for their upcoming online service for the Switch along with some details on access to Classic Games.
The online service will launch in 2018, a bit later tham Nintendo initially indicated. Anually, it will cost Switch users $20 to take advantage of the features of the online service. There are also options to pay $8 for 3 months or $4 for 1 month of service.
The features included will be access to play compatible competitive and co-op games online. There will be no support for voice chat or online lobbies as that will be handled through Nintendo’s smartphone app.
The biggest reveal is surrounding Classic Games. At last Nintendo has given us some information around the classic games. Any subscriber will have access to a wide array of classic titles, anytime, anywhere. Looks like Nintendo ditched the idea of providing only one free game a month as fans were initially not too pleased with that concept. There hasn’t been a list of what games these, but they have cited Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario as examples.
I think this a great step in the right direction for Nintendo. The service is very affordable and given the subscription style access to many classic games, you can’t go wrong with that deal. Even though features like voice chat and lobbies won’t be supported on the Switch and instead on the smartphone app, it’s nice to see some mention of online co-op gaming. I’m thinking how nice it would be to play games like Super Mario 3D World or Donkey Kong Country online with friends.
Do you like Nintendo’s plan with their online service for the Switch? Let’s break it down in the comments section!