Nintendo has just announced that the long awaited Nintendo Switch online services will launch in the second half of September later this year.
The Japanese gaming giant had only previously announced that the services will go live in September but now we know that they won’t be up before the first two weeks at least.
#NintendoSwitchOnline will launch in the second half of September. The service provides access to online play & Save Data Cloud backup in compatible games and a growing library of NES titles with added online play.https://t.co/74Hzxk9spt pic.twitter.com/JtNgmjnilE
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 10, 2018
Some of the features that Nintendo Switch Online will have are as follows:
- Online play in compatible games, including Splatoon™ 2, ARMS™, Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis™ Aces, and more.
- Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online – A selection of classic NES™ games with newly added online play.
- Save Data Cloud Backup – Save your game data online for easy access*. This makes it easy to retrieve your game data if you lose your system or start using a new one.
The wait was long for Nintendo Switch Online but its almost here after numerous delays.
Really disappointed though that its taken Nintendo this long to put out something that their competitors have had available since day 1. Expect to hear more about Nintendo Switch Online soon in the coming weeks, probably first at Gamescom which is 15 days away.
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