There is presently no cost involved in online gaming on the Switch, and it will remain that way until 2018, until the paid servers launch.

This doesn’t sound like something to get too excited about, but it does bring an online lobby and voice chat, online store discounts and, perhaps most interesting of all, a selection of classic games. Nintendo’s website states that they will have added online play, which is pretty cool, but we’re mostly hoping that some SNES games will join the line up as the service matures.

Pricing has the service at $19.99 for a year’s subscription in the US, which seems reasonable, although we’ll hold out for Australian pricing before we approve that with a big rubber stamp.

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