As it is planned by the company that the free trial for Nintendo Switch Online Service starts in March 2017. Therefore, if you want to get this online service during the free trial, you need to sign in with your Nintendo Account. You will be able to enjoy this service to play compatible co-op and competitive games online for free until the paid online service launches in fall 2017. When the paid online service launches, most games will require a paid online service subscription from Nintendo if you want to play it online. So, it is a great chance for subscribing to the Nintendo Switch’s online service during the free trial period to get the real experience of the service before it turns out into the paid one.
Official announcement about Nintendo Switch Online Services
On January 13th, the president of Nintendo Tatsumi Kimishima announced several points related to this Nintendo Switch online service during the Nintendo Switch reveal event.
Kimishima said: “With Nintendo Switch, you will, of course, be able to enjoy online multiplayer gaming,”
Then he continued with his next statement: “And when you use a smart device application that will connect to Nintendo Switch, you will be able to invite friends to play online, set play appointments and chat with friends while enjoying online matches games list, all from your smart device.”
At the end of his announcement, he also added: “Users will be able to try out Nintendo Switch online services for free during a trial period after launch. Then it will become a paid service beginning in the fall of 2017. We will provide additional details on this paid service and its features on our home page at a later date.”
From the announcement above, we can see what the benefits of the Nintendo Switch Online Service are. Although during the free trial, there are several services won’t be active such as Online lobby and voice chat, Monthly game download, and Exclusive deals because those services are planned for fall. Well, you need to create a Nintendo Account as soon as you can to get this online service soon after your Nintendo Switch is shipped. You can taste the new game console along with the free trial of Nintendo Switch online service. Soon after this service is officially launched, we would be right back with the more detail review about the service to give you more information about it. Stay tuned!