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New Details Revealed About Nintendo Switch Online

Everything you need to know when the service kicks off on September 18th.

The Nintendo Switch is moving to an online service similar to that of Xbox Live or PSN. Beyond just online multiplayer access, the service features additional perks such as online cloud saves and classic NES games with multiplayer enhancements. Here’s what was revealed during the Nintendo Direct earlier today.

We’ve previously talked about the cost of the Nintendo Online service, with prices ranging from $3.99 for a month, $7.99 for three months, $19.99 for a year, and family plans that costs $34.99, and users can get a seven-day free trial to kick things off.

At launch, there are quite a few NES titles being brought forward, with many more promised down the line. Here’s a list of the games so far:

Soccer

Tennis

Donkey Kong™

Mario Bros.™

Super Mario Bros.™

Balloon Fight™

Ice Climber™

Dr. Mario™

The Legend of Zelda™

Super Mario Bros.™ 3

Double Dragon

River City Ransom

Ghosts’n Goblins™

Tecmo Bowl

Gradius

Pro Wrestling

Excitebike™

Yoshi™

Ice Hockey

Baseball

According to Nintendo, while some of these games will feature a traditional co-op experience, others will mix things up with their multiplayer, such as Super Mario Bros. offering an on-screen cursor that can be used to point things out. The online service also revealed that there will be “special offers”, however did not specify what these offers might be. While simply playing games online with friends is enough for many, Nintendo is also keen to ensure that players feel more involved in their online gaming, with the Nintendo Switch App for phones offering voice chat, so players can remain in contact. For more on what was shown during the Nintendo Direct earlier today, check out the tabletop games coming to Nintendo Switch, here.

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