Good News Everyone! You Don't Need To Buy A Nintendo Switch Subscription Until Next Year
Until then it'll be free.
Nintendo’s premium Switch subscription service has been pushed back to 2018.
Initially slated to launch later this year, the delay of the subscription service - which has been confirmed as costing $4 for a month, $8 for three months, or $20 for the year in the US, but hasn’t received a UK price - means that, for now at least, everything remains free.
Buying a subscription (once available, obvs) gets you access to online games, eShop savings, and voice-chat over a mobile app… (yep, an app - it won’t be available through the console like PS4 or Xbox One).
There’ll also be access to a free “classic game selection”, which Nintendo has now confirmed means we’ll get access to a range of different NES games, instead of offering a single free multiplayer Virtual Console game.
"Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will have ongoing access to a library of classic games with added online play," Nintendo told Kotaku, "Users can play as many of the games as they want, as often as they like, as long as they have an active subscription."
While there are no definite plans for a SNES game library, it is being considered for the future.
On the subject of all things Ninty, did you hear its releasing a Zelda smart phone game? Meanwhile, check out the iconic Hyrule landmarks which are actually based on real-life places.
- By Vikki Blake @_vixx