Switch version 6.0 removing ability to unlink Nintendo Account from user profiles

Nintendo Switch Online service goes live next week with a 7-day free trial

Nintendo Switch Online service goes live next week with a 7-day free trial

The long-awaited start of the online service for Nintendo's hybrid console is set in stone.

Nintendo plans to give more details about Nintendo Switch Online at an event tomorrow. Perhaps most immediately useful at launch, though, is its promise of allowing cloud saves for any games players have in progress.

It should be noted that after installing the update, you will no longer be able to unlink your Nintendo Account from your Switch user account. Some of the games that will be available at launch include Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo's also teasing "20 NES games with added online play for the first time ever" as soon as the service debuts, but so far hasn't indicated which titles we'll be getting first.

Why it matters: Nintendo is late to the online party and while it might not be as feature-packed as the competition, at least that is reflected in its price point.

While UK pricing hasn't yet been confirmed, we know how much it'll cost in the US.

Nintendo has announced that it will roll out a new Switch update on September 18, created to lock user profiles to their linked Nintendo Accounts.

Are you excited for Switch Online to hit, or are you just disappointed that you'll have to pay to play online soon?

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