Nintendo Switch online services confirmed to launch second half of September

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There's only a few weeks left until Nintendo Switch Online launches, according to a press release from Nintendo. Today, Nintendo narrowed that release window down a bit, but it still hasn't gotten as specific as many people would probably like.

Nintendo provided an update for its upcoming Switch online service, and while we don't have an exact date yet we can expect to see it launch sometime in the second half of September.

For anyone who enjoys playing certain Switch games online, a subscription will also be required for some games.

Nintendo Switch Online service coming in the second half of September

Nintendo will reveal how to tell if a game requires a Nintendo Switch Online subscription "at a later date". The service includes online play, save data backups for compatible games, and access to a compilation of classic NES games.

If you haven't heard already, the Switch Online price is going to be significantly less than Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus.

Online play in compatible games, including Splatoon™ 2, ARMS™, Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis™ Aces, and more. Subscribers will also get to back up their save data to the cloud, which is seen by many as a necessary feature as there's no easy way to back up save data now.

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