Nintendo’s best-selling console is going online this September and now we know how much it’s going to cost Canadians.
On Tuesday, Nintendo announced that the much anticipated online paid service would come in four options — three individual options and a family membership.
Here’s how it breaks down in Canadian dollars.
- One month: $4.99
- Three months: $9.99
- 12 months: $24.99
Family membership (12 months): $44.99
The family membership will let up to eight Nintendo account holders utilize the Nintendo Switch online service — even on different systems.
The online service will work for compatible Nintendo Switch games — such as Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS — and let gamers access classic NES games with added online functionality.
Here’s a look at the NES games previously announced, as well as a few new ones.
- Balloon Fight
- Dr. Mario
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Donkey Kong, Ice Climber
- The Legend of Zelda
- Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros.
Nintendo said 10 other games will be announced in the future.
The online service will also function as a cloud – allowing gamers to back up saved data for most games.
And what would online gaming be without being able to talk to your party members?
Nintendo says the Switch online app can be used for voice chat for compatible games. Note, Nintendo Account holders must be 13 years of age or older to use the app.