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The long-awaited Nintendo Switch Online is coming September - CNET

The Nintendo Switch online service is launching in 2018, and it'll cost you about $20 a year. (That's US pricing, and converts to around £15 or AU$30). It's the first time Nintendo is charging for online play, but the good news is it's also throwing in ...and more »

Nintendo Switch's Online Service Will Be $20/Year, Includes Classic Games [UPDATE] - Kotaku

Nintendo Switch's online service will cost $20/year and will launch at some point in 2018, the publisher said today. Playing Switch games online will be free until the service launches. You can also get a one-month subscription for $4 and a three-month ...and more »

NES Classic will return (kind of) in updated Nintendo Switch online service - Ars Technica

Nintendo's first foray into a paid online gaming service received two major shake-ups on Thursday: a delay and a content upgrade. A Nintendo announcement clarified that Nintendo Switch Online's original paid launch window of "fall 2017" has been bumped ...and more »

Nintendo's online Switch service will launch in 2018 and cost $20 a year - The Verge

Nintendo has shed more light on the paid online subscription service it's planning to offer for its Switch console, confirming US pricing, and stating that it will launch in full at some point in 2018. The company says it will also launch a smartphone ...and more »

Nintendo details Splatoon 2 and ARMS E3 tournaments - Nintendo

Nintendo is bringing some incredible social, competitive tournaments to this year's E3 video game trade show. Over the course of two days, fans around the world can watch online as both pros and amateurs compete for glory in the Splatoon 2 and ARMS ...and more »

'Splatoon 2' voice chat leaves us asking: What exactly is Nintendo smoking? - Mashable

Nintendo's solution for giving voice chat to Splatoon 2's online community is unveiled, and it's completely ridiculous. The Switch doesn't feature any built-in support for the kinds of voice chat and grouped parties common to other gaming platforms ...and more »

A 3D printer gave my Nintendo Switch a real D-pad - Engadget

Okay, "make" might be a bit of an overstatement -- I didn't personally design or print anything -- but when a friend of mine asked if I wanted to run anything through his new magic 3D fabrication machine, I knew exactly what I wanted. Just days after ...and more »

Switch's first “chat headset” is a mess, and that's Nintendo's fault - Ars Technica

If you want to hear your friends and your Nintendo Switch game action at the same time on a headset, you'll need a smart device-compatible setup like Hori's. Hori. Lots of "hardcore" gaming headsets come with volume dongles like Hori's, but just ...and more »

Free Games For Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers: Here's How It Works - GameSpot

As part of its Nintendo Switch online service announcements today, Nintendo revealed a change to the free game program it announced in January. At the time, Nintendo said subscribers would get a free NES or SNES game each month, only playable for that ...and more »

Nintendo Switch's first voice chat headset leaves us worried - SlashGear

We may be getting our first glimpse at how Nintendo intends to handle voice chat on the Switch today, and what we're seeing isn't very encouraging. Manufactured by third-party company HORI, this new headset is going to launch along Splatoon 2 in July ...and more »