Nintendo Switch Online launches on September 18th with 7-day free trial

Joanna Estrada
September 14, 2018

We'll hear more information regarding the firm's Switch Online service tomorrow as well.

UPDATE: Nintendo's online page has confirmed the first 20 games for the NES: Soccer, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Excitebike, Tennis, Balloon Fight, Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo had previously revealed that the Nintendo Switch would eventually require an online subscription similar to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live in order to play games online. Exclusive gear for Splatoon 2 will be given to anyone who purchases a 1yr membership, starting in early October. I'd also recommend the cloud saves for those of you with massive completionist save files (looking at you, Breath of the Wild), so you don't have to worry about them being lost for some reason.

Are you excited for Switch Online to hit, or are you just disappointed that you'll have to pay to play online soon? For $59.99, you get a pair with rechargable batteries that can attach to your Nintendo Switch to charge when not in use. There are options for both individual and family memberships (up to 8 users). You can make use of a seven-day free trial by signing up on the Nintendo eShop starting September 18.

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