Nintendo sets a start date for Switch online service

Posted September 14, 2018

The long-awaited start of the online service for Nintendo's hybrid console is set in stone.

Yesterday, Nintendo finally confirmed the launch date for the Switch's paid online service. Some of the games that will be available at launch include Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros. That's right, Luigi's Mansion 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch!

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Video game stories from other sites on the web. Native voice chat was incorporated into the port of Fortnite, so we know it's at least possible with the Switch. You can save a few bucks by opting for a three-month membership for $7.99 or a 12-month subscription for $19.99. There are options for both individual and family memberships (up to 8 users).

If you have multiple Switch users on a single home system, you'll definitely want to check your account settings and make sure all the accounts are in order.

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Nintendo, which delayed taking the wraps off the service (and a host of other Switch goodies) after postponing last week's Nintendo Direct event in the wake of a september 9 quake, will likely explore the new service's features in greater detail at the rescheduled event, which kicks off Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.

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