Nintendo has confirmed that Nintendo Switch Online will launch this September. According to the official webpage for the service, Nintendo Switch Online will be a paid service that allows members to play online, either with friends or against other players.
Also announced, is a companion app that will amplify the online experience. So far, the only confirmed video game to use the app is Splatoon 2. The app can also be used to look at your stats, voice chat, and communicate with other players through social media and invitations.
With the app, you can send online play invitations to players on your Nintendo Switch system’s friend list. The app also lets you quickly send invites via social networks and messaging services. When you’re invited to a game, you’ll get notified right away via a push notification on your smart device.
Once players are connected, you can use voice chat openly with friends while in the online lobby and during online play (depending on the game).
While you can currently play games online for free, you’ll have to pay once the service launches this September. Are you excited for Nintendo Switch Online? Will You Be using the companion app? Leave a comment below.