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[UPDATE] August 10, 2018 2:05 p.m. EST The company has officially announced that Nintendo’s Switch Online service will arrive in the second half of September, according to a tweet published on Thursday.

While the exact date has not been revealed, the “second half of September” target could mean that it should go live anywhere between September 17 and September 30.

More details on the features, plans and pricing, as well FAQs of Nintendo Switch Online can be found via its official website.

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Nintendo has announced details of its upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service today in a company statement, as the paid service will allow users to experience online play for compatible Nintendo Switch games, access classic NES games with added online functionality, back up save data for most games, and more.

Expected to go live this September, the official cost is priced at $3.99 USD a month, while other plans are listed for three months at $7.99 USD and one year for $19.99 USD. There’s also a $34.99 USD option for a family plan that works across up to eight accounts.

While one of the main points for signing up for the service will be its library of NES games that is slated to be Switch compatible with online compatibility and voice chat, there will be 20 games offered for the initial lineup, with the following 10 already confirmed for launch:

Balloon Fight
Donkey Kong
Dr. Mario
Ice Climber
The Legend of Zelda
Mario Bros.
Soccer
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 3
Tennis

According to Nintendo, more titles are expected to be added on a regular basis, and the games will also be playable when offline.

For the full details, head on over to Nintendo.

Also, ‘Super Smash Bros.’ is finally coming to Nintendo Switch.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

Renz Ofiaza is a Staff Writer at Highsnobiety and based in Brooklyn.

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