Nintendo Switch Online Service UK price and possible SNES games revealed
Nintendo Switch Online Service may have been delayed until 2018, but that hasn't stopped Nintendo from revealing lots of brand new details.
After revealing US pricing and subscription packages, Nintendo has confirmed the price for UK and Europe.
A 30 day subscription costs £3.99 (€3,99 in Europe), a 90 day package is £7.99 (€7,99 in Europe) and an annual subscription is £19.99 (€19,99 in Europe).
It was also revealed that subscribers will be able to download "a compilation of classic titles with added online play, such as Super Mario Bros 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario".
Subscribers will be able to play these games as often as they like, but only if they have an active subscription.
While the announcement only mentions NES games, Nintendo has suggested that Super Nintendo (SNES) games could follow.
"At launch, the classic game library will include NES games," a spokesperson told IGN. "Super NES games continue to be under consideration, but we have nothing further to announce at this time."
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Other features include online gameplay and chat functions, as well as a dedicated smartphone app that connects to your Nintendo Switch system via your linked Nintendo Account.
And even though the service has been delayed, the app will be available to trial this year.
"Our new dedicated smart device app will connect to Nintendo Switch and let you invite friends to play online, set play appointments, and chat with friends during online matches in compatible games─all from your smart device," Nintendo continues.
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“A free, limited version of this app will be available for download in summer 2017.”
It's possible Nintendo will reveal more during E3 2017, which takes place later this month.
Two Nintendo Switch exclusives will take centre stage in a tournaments for both professional and amateur gamers.
The 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational will take place on June 13 at 10.30pm UK time.
"For the first time ever, competitors from four different global regions will compete for world dominance in Splatoon 2," reads a Nintendo statement.
It will be followed by the 2017 ARMS Open Invitational, which will pit four pro gamers from the fighting community against E3 attendees who qualify during the conference.
"The eight tournament participants will do battle until a champion emerges to win the coveted 2017 ARMS Open Invitational championship belt," Nintendo explains.
The tournament announcers include D1 and VikkiKitty, while the participants have been named as Street Fighter pro Alex Valle, as well as Smash Bros players Kelsy Medeiros, Daniel “Tafokints” Lee and Marie-Laure “Kayane” Norindr.