Nintendo Switch Online Members Can Get NES Controllers And Splatoon 2 Gear

Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

The Nintendo Direct will start at 3pm PT, 6pm ET, 11pm BST.

Nintendo's long-awaited online service finally has a launch date.

What was the standout moment for you? I'd also recommend the cloud saves for those of you with massive completionist save files (looking at you, Breath of the Wild), so you don't have to worry about them being lost for some reason. Some of the games that will be available at launch include Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros.


Nintendo's most recent Direct has so far been met with much enthusiasm; the subreddit r/NintendoSwitch, for example, has been flooded with excitement and news. Previously, playing online was free, but once Switch Online debuts, everyone will need to pay to play online. Nintendo announced on Wednesday that Nintendo Switch Online memberships will kick off on September 18th, which is less than a week away.

According to Nintendo's site, individual plans will go for about $4 a month, and $20 for a year. All Nintendo Account holders will get a free seven-day trial, and more information about features and pricing are available on Nintendo's site.

Today Nintendo hosted a "Nintendo Direct", a special stream that Nintendo hosts when the company has an (or several) announcement to make, typically for new consoles and games.

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