Nintendo Direct to take place tomorrow, September 13

Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

Obviously, you'll need to update in order to the Nintendo Switch eShop as well as Nintendo Switch Online.

Nintendo has been drip-feeding details about the service for months, starting with confirmation that subscribers will have access to classic NES games with additional modern features such as online play and voice chat. You can sign-up for a 7-day free trial from Nintendo #eShop at launch! Notice how the words "Nintendo Switch Online" are nowhere to be found. I'm not actually excited for Switch Online at all so far, but I also don't play any video games online. So... Online play, Save Data Cloud backup and Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app features available in compatible games.

Nintendo Switch Online will remain free to non-scubscribers up until the paid service launches and a deeper dive into the service will happen during the upcoming Nintendo Direct on September 13, 2018.

Nintendo Switch owners will not be automatically charged when the service launches in the second half of September, the company confirmed last month.

The service will cost $3.99/€3.99 for one month, $7.99/€7.99 for three months, and $19.99/€19.99 for a full year. The family membership plan, which will allow the account holder to invite up to seven others to join the family group, has one tier priced at $34.99 for 12 months.

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