Nintendo Switch Online Details: Price, NES Games with Online Multiplayer
Nintendo has released details about the Switch’s upcoming premium online service and NES games with online multiplayer are part of the deal.
20 NES games will be available at launch with more to be added on a regular basis. Ten of those NES games were announced in the press release on Monday.
- Balloon Fight
- Donkey Kong
- Dr. Mario
- Ice Climber
- The Legend of Zelda
- Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros. 3
The NES games will be available for offline use and will feature voice chat via the free Nintendo smartphone app just like other Switch games. Switch owners on your friends list can also watch you play single player NES games. If your friends are laughing at how bad at Soccer you are, make them prove their worth with the option to “pass the controller” mid-play.
Nintendo says the service is coming in September. Switch owners who don’t pay for it will no longer receive online access to games like ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and the soon to be released Mario Tennis Aces. This Netflix-esque NES service at least sells the price tag a bit more. That price tag was also announced on Monday.
- One month: $3.99
- Three months: $7.99
- 12 months: $19.99
- “Family membership” (up to eight accounts for 12 months): $34.99
With that also comes a feature that will backup your save data for “most” Switch games.
If they can get Duck Hunt to work with the joy-con controllers, I will buy the family membership for myself out of respect.