Nintendo Switch Online debuts in the second half of September

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Online multiplayer hasn't always been the best aspect of Nintendo's consoles, but with the Switch, there have been signs that things might change for the better. One such detail is Switch Online's release date, as thus far, Nintendo has only said that the service will launch in September.

In case you missed it, Nintendo Switch Online will finally allow users to back up save files in the cloud.

Nintendo will reveal how to tell if a game requires a Nintendo Switch Online subscription "at a later date".

Nintendo Switch Online will also be providing gamers will a large selection of Nintendo Entertainment System or NES games. It's unlikely that Nintendo will be able to hold the number 1 position with their classic console as the relaunch was paired with a lot of pre-orders and interest.

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Nintendo Switch owners do not automatically become members when the service launches; they will need to purchase a membership in increments of one month, three months, or 12 months. Let us know in the comments section below!

If you haven't heard already, the Switch Online price is going to be significantly less than Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus. We have asked Nintendo for more information and will update if and when we hear from them. This is the first time that the company has released a paid subscription-based online service but do you think the included features are worth the price?

Johnny Cullen is a freelance writer who has written for the likes of Eurogamer, VG247, Official PlayStation Magazine UK and so many more since 2009.

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