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Nintendo Switch Online Service will Launch this September

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Nintendo recently revealed via Twitter that the Nintendo Switch Online service will be launching in September, 2018. The service was originally planned for a Fall 2017 launch, but a series of delays has moved that date to this autumn instead. Until September, Switch users can continue playing online multiplayer for free. After the service launches, most games will require a subscription to play online. No new information has been given about the service bar a launch month.

A subscription to the Nintendo Switch Online service can be purchased for $19.99 per year or $3.99 per month. The subscription will include online multiplayer in compatible Switch games, access to the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, a selection of classic games for free download, and deals in the Nintendo eShop. Users who opt to not purchase a subscription will still be able to connect to the internet on their switch to use video streaming services, register and manage friends, purchase from the eShop, and connect on social media. Everything we know about the service can be viewed on Nintendo's website.

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