Nintendo Switch Firmware 6.0.0 Arrives September 18, 2018

Posted September 14, 2018

3 on your Nintendo Switch next Tuesday.

Switch Online is the Nintendo's unimaginatively-named subscription-based online service. 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.

Nintendo today announced it would finally be debuting the Online service for the Switch.

"Depending on the game, players can engage in online competitive or co-op multiplayer, or take turns controlling the action", Nintendo said earlier this year.

Nintendo has announced that it will roll out a new Switch update on September 18, created to lock user profiles to their linked Nintendo Accounts.

"Friends can even watch each other play single-player games online, and "pass the controller" at any time".

The service will cost $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three, or $19.99 for 12. I'm not actually excited for Switch Online at all so far, but I also don't play any video games online. So... A family plan serving up to eight Nintendo accounts will be priced at $34.99/€34.99 for twelve months.

Are you excited for Switch Online to hit, or are you just disappointed that you'll have to pay to play online soon?