Nintendo Switch Online Launch Date Revealed

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Notice how the words "Nintendo Switch Online" are nowhere to be found.

The membership will net users access to online play, classic NES games, save data cloud backup, and use of the Nintendo Switch Online mobile application.

Nintendo has revealed that their upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service will be launching next Tuesday, September 18, and will arriving with a 7-day free trial from the Nintendo eShop. Previously, playing online was free, but once Switch Online debuts, everyone will need to pay to play online. These will include Super Mario Bros, Ice Climbers, and the original Legend of Zelda.

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"Depending on the game, players can engage in online competitive or co-op multiplayer, or take turns controlling the action", Nintendo said earlier this year. We might hear about more games during the Nintendo Direct on Thursday.

The service will cost $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three, or $19.99 for 12.

The Direct, which was rescheduled following the quake that struck Hokkaido earlier this month, will include news on 3DS titles, Switch games and the long awaited Nintendo Switch Online service. Family subscriptions are also available for $54.95, which supports up to eight accounts under the one Family Group.