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Nintendo Switch’s paid online service has been pushed back

You’ll have to wait just a little while longer until you can start playing your Nintendo Switch online. We know, it’s a huge bummer.

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Recently, the official Nintendo website announced new information regarding their highly anticipated online subscription service. Nintendo Switch owners will have to wait just a little while longer before the online service goes live.

According to a recent post on the company’s website, their online services will be available, free of charge until 2018. While a free (yet limited) version of the service will go live sometime this summer, “[o]ur new dedicated smart device app will connect to Nintendo Switch and let you invite friends to play online,” the post explains. “A free, limited version of this app will be available for download in summer 2017.”

“Our new dedicated smart device app will connect to Nintendo Switch and let you invite friends to play online, set play appointments, and chat with friends during online matches incompatible games,” the post adds. “A free, limited version of this app will be available for download in summer 2017.”

Once the online service goes live, Nintendo has confirmed that a variety of options will be available for Switch owners, including the Nintendo Switch equivalent of the Virtual Console, a rundown on the membership pricing deals, and more.

Here’s a summary of everything that paid subscribers will receive courtesy of Nintendo:

  • Classic Game Selection –  Subscribers will get to download a compilation of classic titles with added online play, such as Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario.
  • Nintendo eShop Deals – Special offers for subscribers may include discounts on select digital games and content.
  • Pricing* – 1-Month ($3.99 USD), 3-Months ($7.99), and a full year subscription ($19.99)

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Hopefully, Nintendo will provide more information in regards to when in 2018 their online services will go live.

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