The Nintendo Switch Online app will be released in two weeks.

The Nintendo Switch console

The Nintendo Switch console

The technology firm has decided to give fans of the console a taste of what they can expect by partially launching the app later in July, with the full roll-out still a few months away.

It has been announced that the mobile app for the Online service will go live on July 21, meaning it will chime with the release of 'Splatoon 2'.

Nintendo has confirmed, too, that app's first major feature will be linking to SplatNet 2, meaning gaming enthusiasts will be able to access a number of exciting features, such as allowing them to invite friends to matches.

The announcement comes shortly after Nintendo revealed it is not planning to bring any of its games to PC.

The gaming giant said that whilst it has noticed an increase in the number of users of computers when it comes to gaming, it won't be making ports of its games for the systems as the firm believes the "integrated hardware-software business" is the way forward.

Speaking at the latest Annual General Meeting, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said: "We are aware that many consumers play PC games.

"However, we believe that the integrated hardware-software business is the best way for us to provide the surprises and new gameplay experiences that we want to achieve."