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Gamers must pay to play Nintendo Switch online from tomorrow

Gamers must pay to play Nintendo Switch online from tomorrow

Since September 13, Nintendo Switch online offers the subscription, Kotaku reports. The favourite games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, Arms and Mario Tennis Aces will be available for the money only.

Nintendo Switch online offers many wonderful games but almost all of them will demand a subscription tomorrow. Gamers shocked because everyone are looking forward to the upcoming exclusives Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Eevee, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Now, Switch users should buy a year’s subscription costs £18/€20 per user account, or £31.50/€35 for eight accounts if you set up a family group membership. Moreover, gamers will also gain access to a Virtual Console-style library of NES games with added online play and be able to back up save data to the cloud.

The Nintendo Direct that was postponed last week will instead take place tomorrow, September 13, at 11 pm BST, Nintendo announced on Tuesday. It’ll run 35 minutes and cover both Switch and 3DS games, the company added in its press release. Nintendo added that the Switch’s online service will launch on September 18, be ready to the quick changes, do not forget to save all your games and to get the paid sub.

Of course, the online gamers and Nintendo Switch fans are angry with such moves. Commenting the paid subscription, one user wrote: ‘By “giving” us this online multiplayer for free since the Switch launched, it feels like they’re now taking something away, rather than offering a new service. It doesn’t help that it pales in comparison to Xbox Live Gold or even PlayStation Plus.’