Nintendo Switch Online service to deploy this week


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Nintendo Co., Ltd. this week will launch the Nintendo Switch Online service.

Nintendo Switch Online, to drop Sept. 18, is a paid service that provides access to online play. Titles including Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8, Mario Tennis, and Sushi Striker: Way of Sushido will require a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

In addition, paid service will offer a selection of Nintendo Entertainment System titles with added online play. Launch titles include Balloon Fight, Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros. Soccer, Super Mario Bros., and Tennis.

Finally, the service offers Save Data Cloud Backup to save data online.

A 1-Month membership will cost $3.99, 3-Month at $7.99 and 12-Month at $19.99. A 12-Month Family membership with up to seven members will cost $34.99.

The service is only for the Nintendo Switch and will not include the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS.

Memberships will be sold at, the Nintendo eShop and select retailers in Sept.

Customers can pre-order the membership prior to launch.

The Nintendo Switch Online 12-Month Membership sells at $19.99.

The Nintendo Switch Online 3-Month Membership sells at $7.99.

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