As well as enabling online play, it will give paying members access to a selection of multiplayer-enabled NES titles, cloud saves, special store discounts and offers, and a companion app for smartphones.
As part of the Nintendo Switch online service players will have many NES games available to play, and what better way to play them than with a classic Nintendo Entertainment System controller. 3, Tecmo Bowl, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, Double Dragon, Gradius, Ice Hockey, Mario Bros., Dr. Mario, River City Ransom, Pro Wrestling and Baseball. Originally set to launch in 2017, Nintendo ended up having to delay the service multiple times before eventually landing on the second half of September.
It'll be free for the first week but after that it'll cost £3.49 a month, £6.99 for three months, or £17.99 for a year. To start, those who get the 12-month subscriptions will also be getting download codes for exclusive Splatoon 2 cosmetics.
Finally, there's the very inconvenient voice chat process for online games. The patch will arrive alongside the launch of Nintendo Switch Online.
Nintendo sent along instructions in its email, which walks users through the process of linking the appropriate Nintendo Account step by step. Leave your comments below.