Nintendo Australia has confirmed that Nintendo Switch Online, their paid membership program for playing Switch games online, will roll-out sometime in the second half of September.
The membership is the cheapest of the 3 console makers, maxing out at $30 a year, but they also have monthly and quarterly plans as well. Family memberships are also available but they are only for a year at a time, you can find all the details here.
When Nintendo Switch Online launches, members will have access to:
- Online play in games like Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Mario Tennis Aces.
- Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, a selection of classic NES games, like Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda and Dr. Mario with newly added online play.
- Save Data Cloud backup, which lets you save your game data online for easy access in compatible games. This makes it easy to retrieve your game data if you lose your system or start using a new one.
- Plus, enhance your online experience with features available through the Nintendo Switch smartphone app and receive special offers.