Nintendo is still planning on debuting the Switch's hotly-anticipated Nintendo Switch Online subscription service later this year in September, but as it stands we simply don't know that much about it. We know that it exists (hooray!), we know that we'll be able to play online with our friends, and we know that it'll feature reasonably-priced subscription tiers in the form of one month for $4 and three months for $8 as well as a full year for $20.
But for a service we're looking forward to that'll help cement the Switch even further as a contender for which console we play on the most, we don't know enough to predict whether we'll use it. Nintendo is stepping in to fix all that with the promise of details about Nintendo Switch Online, coming in early May.
This declaration came in the middle of Nintendo's monthly earnings report, referencing additional info that would be coming in early May, but that's just about all the confirmation we ended up getting. Luckily, May is right before E3, so hopefully in the next couple of weeks we'll know more about how the service works in general, what it can offer in terms of the free games we've heard about, and how it can improve our experiences with the Switch.
We'll keep you updated as we learn more about the service, as we're still very much in the dark right now. Hey, at least we're getting something, right?
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At this point I'm not really sure what they could do with their online service that would make it worth a monthly subscription. The whole idea rubs me the wrong way, as I see internet connectivity as a feature of the game system, not of an add-on service.
...other than free range over a VC catalog that I don't own, but can play via a streaming service. That would make it worth it.