One of the longest-running mysteries of the Nintendo Switch has finally been revealed for the most part. Nintendo, as it previously announced, has revealed more expansive details on what we can expect from the long-delayed Nintendo Switch Online paid service.
Most importantly, the pricing plans have been detailed in full. It’s $19.99 for a year, $7.99 for three months, and $3.99 for a month at a time. Additionally, a family membership can be purchased by one Nintendo Account, and shared by up to seven others for $34.99. Those seven people can each have and use it on their own Switch.
While we already knew the service would be how online play will continue to operate, and run through the phone app for other features like voice chat, Nintendo also announced the service will enable cloud saves, something Switch users have been demanding for months.
Finally, the service will launch with 20 NES games that have added online play, which will support co-op, controller passing, or even screen sharing depending on how the individual game works. More games will be added in time, and Nintendo has confirmed elsewhere that the “Virtual Console” brand will not be revived for the Switch. What that means in its entirety is still up in the air, though.