Nintendo Switch online subscription service delayed to 2018

Nintendo's PS Plus, Xbox Live competitor delayed till 2018

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    • Online Subscription Service previously had a spring 2017 launch
    • Subscription cost revealed to be $19.99 per annum
    • The free trial for users extended till 2018

Nintendo Switch’s online subscription service that was slated to be launched in the fall of 2017, has now been pushed back to 2018 by Nintendo. The company has also provided details regarding its pricing and launch in a few territories.

Nintendo has now infinitely delayed the launch of the online paid service for Nintendo Switch until the end of 2018. Also due to the pushback of the release date, Nintendo has extended the free trial offer for the users until they are able to launch the service fully.

Moreover, Nintendo mentioned that the free trial is over and most of the games will require a subscription for online play.

Plans offered by the Nintendo Switch –

  • One Month – $3.99
  • Three Months – $7.99
  • Yearly – $19.99

The gaming company stated that specific plans for regions will be revealed near the launch.

Nintendo Switch’s online subscription will come with a dedicated application for your smartphone. This app will help you invite and chat with your friends. And also set up a schedule for when you and your friends are available to play. A limited and free version will be released by Nintendo this summer.

Like the Playstation and XBOX online subscription services, players will also be able to download NES and SNES generation game titles like Super Mario Bros 3, Dr. Mario, and much more. Besides, Switch online subscribers will get special offers and discounts on the Nintendo eShop.