Nintendo announced today that the long discussed online service for the Switch, appropriately named Nintendo Switch Online, will be launching September 2018. Switch owners have been able to use the services to play games online thus far, but Nintendo has made their intentions known early on that they will be charging for online play in the future. The online service has been reported to cost US$3.99 a month or US$19.99 per year. Like the same offering from Playstation and Xbox, subscribing to the online service is also expected to bring access to classic games available on the Switch. Details are not yet known regarding the limits of online play or the games that will be offered as part of the service, but more news is expected this summer. I personally do not yet see a need to play Switch games online, but many have already enjoyed doing so with games like Splatoon 2 and will certainly want to be online for expected future titles like the next Pokemon installment. I just hope Nintendo uses the extra funds to develop a worthwhile service rather than one plagued by claptrap and poor interfaces.