Nintendo fans will soon have to start paying for the privilege of playing video games online with their friends. The video game company has finally revealed when online functionality, which has been free to access for all players since the launch of the Nintendo Switch last year, will become a paid-for extra for owners of the console. Switch Online will launch on September 18 2018 and cost £18 ($20) for an annual subscription, or £3.49 This marks the first time Nintendo has charged players to access online multiplayer features, which were available for free on the Wii and the Wii U. A free seven-day trial will be available to all Switch owners at launch. Nintendo fans will soon have to pay for the privilege of playing the online elements of their favourite games.
A fantasy adventure that has captivated video gamers since the 1980s could soon be coming to your smartphone. Nintendo is rumoured to be developing a Legend of Zelda mobile app for Android and Apple's iOS operating systems. The release date has not yet been confirmed, but is believed that the Japanese gaming company are hoping to have it on the market before the end of the financial year. Nintendo is rumoured to be developing a Legend of Zelda mobile gaming app for Android and Apple's iOS operating systems. The first Legend of Zelda game, launched in 1987, was an early hit on Nintendo's iconic NES gaming system.
Nintendo has posted more details about the Switch Online service that's scheduled to launch this September. The Japanese gaming firm has revealed that members of the Nintendo Switch Online service will be able to play 20 classic NES games. "For the first time ever, players will be able to enjoy these classic NES games online. Depending on the game, players can engage in online competitive or co-op multiplayer, or take turns controlling the action," Nintendo said on its website. "Friends can even watch each other play single-player games online, and "pass the controller" at any time.
Nintendo's Zelda franchise has been on nearly every Nintendo console since the company's inception. Soon, the game series could be heading to your phone. Nintendo is developing a new entry for The Legend of Zelda that will be for smartphones, the Wall Street Journal reports. Few details are available about the series' smartphone entry, but it is slated to release in the second half of 2017 alongside Nintendo's delayed mobile Animal Crossing game. As the WSJ notes, Nintendo's exact The Legend of Zelda mobile and Animal Crossing release dates are still undetermined for both smartphone titles.
Get the turtle shells ready: Mario Kart is racing to your smartphone. Video game company Nintendo announced it is developing a mobile version of its popular racing game, which it says it will release during the fiscal year ending in 2019. Nintendo did not provide more details on the game outside of a tweet published to its official account confirming it was in development. The checkered flag has been raised and the finish line is near. A new mobile application is now in development: Mario Kart Tour! #MarioKartTour Releasing in the fiscal year ending in March 2019.