Delayed Nintendo Direct Presentation Gets A New Date

Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

Personally I'd rather see that time devoted exclusive to games, and indulge a separate Direct for Nintendo Switch Online alone, but I am looking forward to finally learning more about the service.

The much anticipated online gaming service for the popular Nintendo Switch has a start date: September 18.

Once Switch Online is out the gate, you'll need an active subscription to play games online.

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Nintendo Switch Online will also give subscribers the ability to back up their save data in the cloud. These will include Super Mario Bros, Ice Climbers, and the original Legend of Zelda. Additionally, a 12-month family plan will be available for $34.99 which lets a Nintendo account holder invite up to seven others to join their group and all will have access to Nintendo Switch Online.

Announced via Twitter, Nintendo confirmed that their paid Nintendo Switch Online Service will be launching next week and that they will be revealing much more at tomorrow's 35-minute Nintendo Direct that will focus on upcoming Switch and 3DS titles. According to Nintendo, "it will no longer be possible to unlink your Nintendo Account from your Nintendo Switch user".

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