Nintendo Switch Online Service Delayed? Site Lists Fall 2018 Release

Nintendo Switch Online app is live for iOS and Android
Nintendo Switch Online app is live for iOS and Android Nintendo

As we start 2018, more information on Nintendo’s online service for its Switch console should be released soon, but it seems fans may have to wait to check out the new service. According to a post on the official Italian Nintendo website, which has since been changed, the Switch online service will release in Fall 2018.

The change was made to make it the general 2018, which has been the latest release date news from Nintendo since a June announcement that the online service was being delayed. The original release for the Nintendo Switch online service was Fall 2017, but to make sure the service was up to its standards the company decided to extend its free trial period as work continued.

Of course, the Fall 2018 release date could have been a simple error but it's unclear until Nintendo gives confirmation. We reached out to Nintendo for comment and will update as soon as we learn more.

Nintendo Switch Online will have three payment options: monthly, every three months or yearly. Users can pay around $3.99 a month, $7.99 for three months or $19.99 for a year.

Besides being able to connect to the internet and play with friends, Nintendo Switch Online allows for “Online Lobby and Voice Chat,” which has already been implemented via the smartphone app for Splatoon 2.

Paid subscriptions also give players the ability to download from the “Classic Game Selection.” Titles like Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Doctor Mario will be available.

As long as a subscription is active, players will be able to download and play as many games as they want from the “Classic Game Selection.” Users will also receive discounts from the Nintendo eShop.

What do you think of the Nintendo Switch online service? Do you believe it will release in the Fall? Let us know in the comments section below.

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