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Nintendo has officially revealed when the Nintendo Switch Online service will launch, as well as when players will be able to learn more about pricing, features, and more.

According to a recent tweet from Nintendo of America, the Switch’s online service will launch on Tuesday, September 18th in the U.S. The U.K. will gain access to it just one day later. Users will also be able to take advantage of a free seven-day trial at launch through the Switch eShop.

The publisher previously revealed that the online membership will include access to a library of 20 NES games, 10 of which are still a mystery. Players will also be able to back up game saves through a cloud-based system, but it seems not all titles will be supported.

One of the main reasons Switch owners will want to try out the service, though, will be for the ability to use the online features of many Switch titles, such as Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. However, there’s a chance some free-to-play games, like Fortnite, won’t need the membership for online play.

Alongside the launch date reveal, Nintendo also announced a previously postponed Direct will take place on Thursday, September 13th at 3 p.m. PT. During the presentation, players will learn more about upcoming Switch and 3DS titles, as well as the full details on the online service.

It’s unclear if the membership pricing that was previously revealed will change, but for now, users can choose from one of three plans: one month for $3.99, three months for $7.99, or one year for $19.99. Families will also have a special plan that will allow eight different users to enjoy the service for $39.99 a year.

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Source: Nintendo of America on Twitter


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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

Nintendo Switch Online launch date revealed with special promotion

Nintendo has officially announced when the Switch Online service will arrive.

By Evan Slead | 09/12/2018 11:00 AM PT

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Nintendo has officially revealed when the Nintendo Switch Online service will launch, as well as when players will be able to learn more about pricing, features, and more.

According to a recent tweet from Nintendo of America, the Switch’s online service will launch on Tuesday, September 18th in the U.S. The U.K. will gain access to it just one day later. Users will also be able to take advantage of a free seven-day trial at launch through the Switch eShop.

The publisher previously revealed that the online membership will include access to a library of 20 NES games, 10 of which are still a mystery. Players will also be able to back up game saves through a cloud-based system, but it seems not all titles will be supported.

One of the main reasons Switch owners will want to try out the service, though, will be for the ability to use the online features of many Switch titles, such as Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. However, there’s a chance some free-to-play games, like Fortnite, won’t need the membership for online play.

Alongside the launch date reveal, Nintendo also announced a previously postponed Direct will take place on Thursday, September 13th at 3 p.m. PT. During the presentation, players will learn more about upcoming Switch and 3DS titles, as well as the full details on the online service.

It’s unclear if the membership pricing that was previously revealed will change, but for now, users can choose from one of three plans: one month for $3.99, three months for $7.99, or one year for $19.99. Families will also have a special plan that will allow eight different users to enjoy the service for $39.99 a year.

Read More

Source: Nintendo of America on Twitter



About Evan Slead

view all posts

Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.