Nintendo Switch Online delayed until 2nd half of September

Nintendo has announced that Nintendo Switch Online will be delayed until the second half of September.

Jak Connor
Published Fri, Aug 10 2018 3:00 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Nintendo has announced via their Twitter that they will be delaying their Nintendo Switch Online service to the second half of September, after plans of releasing it early September.

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Back in June, we learned that Nintendo would be discontinuing their Virtual Console as a separate service but instead have decided to combine the Virtual Console into the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service. The Nintendo Switch Online service will be providing gamers online play for titles such as Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and more.

Nintendo Switch Online will also be providing gamers will a large selection of Nintendo Entertainment System or NES games. Also included within the online service is 'Save Data Cloud Backup' which will allow for gamers to save their game data to the cloud for ease of access. Pricing wise, Nintendo has three different options: 1 month, 3 months and 12 months. The pricing respectively follows: $3.99, $7.99 and $19.99. There is also a 'Family Membership' option that comes in at $34.99, this option will provide "A Nintendo Account holder may invite up to seven others to join a family group; all members of the group will have access to Nintendo Switch Online."

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The Nintendo Switch Online service has now been delayed until the later half of September, for further information visit the official website here.

Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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