Nintendo Direct to take place tomorrow, September 13

Nintendo Direct to take place tomorrow, September 13

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

There will be three options of purchase, including a 1-month membership that will cost $3.99 USD, a 3-month that will be $7.99 USD, and a 12-month subscription that will be $19.99 USD.

Just a few moments ago, Nintendo confirmed that Switch Online will launch on September 18.

The service is Nintendo's equivalent to Xbox Live and PS Plus and will also include "free" NES Virtual Console games, a new smartphone app, and the ability to save data to the cloud.

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According to Nintendo's site, individual plans will go for about $4 a month, and $20 for a year.

A year and a half after launching, the Nintendo Switch is finally getting an official online service.

Nintendo's rescheduled Direct event is now on September 13 at 3pm PT (6pm ET or 11pm BST), but is said currently to be focused on "information about upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch titles".

By the end of the month you'll no longer be able to play Nintendo games online for free, as Nintendo reschedules its cancelled Direct. But what else would you like to see-and what more would you like to know about the Switch online service?

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