Everything you need to know about Nintendo’s online Switch service


Nintendo Switch owners will soon have the opportunity to expand the capabilities of their portable devices with the launch of a paid online service along the lines of Xbox Live and PSN. Beyond granting multiplayer access to users, the service promises perks such as online cloud saves, and NES games added with multiplayer connectivity. Here’s what to expect.

As previously announced, Nintendo Switch Online ranges in price: $3.99 for a month, $7.99 for three months, $19.99 for a year, and family plans that costs $34.99 (provided there are at least two accounts) — but users can get a seven day free trial to start.

At launch, the NES offerings include titles such as Super Mario Bros. 3 and The Legend of Zelda, and more games will be added…

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