Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

The service will include a number of obvious features and bonuses for Nintendo online.

Nintendo now has a new date for the Direct presentation that was scheduled for September 6.

The Nintendo Switch Online service will let subscribers play online multiplayer games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 online. Special offers will also be made available, but there's not additional information on those at this time. Online play, Save Data Cloud backup and Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app features available in compatible games.

Cities: Skylines was announced for Nintendo Switch and released overnight on the eShop.

Nintendo will throw the proverbial switch on the Switch Online service beginning September 18. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.

Ninty has provided more details on the whole account linking and unlinking here and here, so give it a read if you're a bit lost.

Nintendo is offering several plans for the service.

The service also unlocks access to a library of NES games, including Super Mario Bros. For individual memberships, one, three and 12-month subscriptions will cost $3.99, $7.99 and $19.99, respectively. You can get a glimpse of them in action in the trailer above.

Will you be signing up for Switch Online once it debuts on September 18th?

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