Back when Nintendo was still unveiling information about the Nintendo Switch, it was revealed that the online service would be a paid subscription akin to Playstation Plus and Xbox Live Gold. While this news wasn't particularly exciting for long-time Nintendo fans, the company has promised bonus perks for subscribers - including access to classic titles with added online play and the Nintendo Switch Online app.
Nintendo of America announced on Wednesday that the online subscription service would be launching in September 2018. One of the features that will only be accessible by subscribers is online gameplay, meaning Pokkén players will not be able to play with others online without paying for Nintendo Switch Online.
The below features will still be accessible to everyone, regardless of whether or not you pay for Nintendo Switch Online:
- System and game updates
- Access to Nintendo eShop
- Registering and managing friends
- Sharing screenshots and recordings to social media
- Access to Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app
You can learn more about Nintendo Switch Online on Nintendo's official website.