The Nintendo Switch online service, which was originally supposed to launch in 2017 now has an official launch target of September 2018
The premium monthly subscription service, will cost $4 per month, $8 for a three-month subscription, or $20 for a year. Currently, playing online is free, but after September, logging in to play Splatoon 2 competitively will become a premium feature.
Of, course, Nintendo is sweetening the pot. Switch Online subscribers will also get access to a classic Nintendo library of games with additional online features and can play a free classic game of Nintendo’s choosing every month.