Nintendo Switch Online Service Starting This Fall

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Nintendo has announced its online internet service for the newly announced Nintendo Switch to enable online multiplayer content. The service will be allow users to connect through a smartphone app, hinting future IOS/Android titles down the line. The service will include;

What You Need To Know

  • Online lobby and voice chat — Invite friends to play online, set play appointments, and chat with friends during online matches in compatible games─all from your smart device. A free, limited version of this app will be available for download in summer 2017.
  • Monthly game download — Subscribers will get to download and play a NES or SNES game with newly-added online play for free for a month.
  • Exclusive deals — Special offers for subscribers may include discounts on select digital games and content.

The Switch’s online service will be available for free after launch, and then will switch to a paid service in Q3 of 2017. To access any of your system’s online services, you’ll need a Nintendo Account.

 

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