Version 6.0 is available for the Nintendo Switch on Sept. 18 and after a brief maintenance period the online service will be live.
Online play now requires this subscription service.
Nintendo is about to start charging $20/year for online features on the Switch console — here's how its service stacks up against PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (NTDOY, MSFT, SNE)
Since its launch in March 2017, owners of the Nintendo Switch console have been able to play games like "Splatoon 2" and "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" online for free.
Nintendo was the last major console maker to offer free online multiplayer services, but the launch of the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service marks the end of an era for the console — and for online gaming in general.
Starting September 18th, all console gamers on the current generation of systems, which include Microsoft’s Xbox...