Nintendo Online paid service starts next week, Nintendo Direct tomorrow


Nintendo has just announced via social media that the Direct will indeed air tomorrow, September 13th.

After installing the system update planned for September 18th, 2018 (Tuesday) at 5pm Pacific Time, it will no longer be possible to unlink your Nintendo Account from your Nintendo Switch user. The company then finally confirmed a specific launch date on Wednesday, stating in a tweet that more information about the online service will be revealed during a rescheduled Nintendo Direct stream on September 13th. We're sure to get more info on the service during tomorrow's Direct, so we'll see what else is in store for the soon-to-come update. These will include Super Mario Bros, Ice Climbers, and the original Legend of Zelda. Individual membership is separated into three tiers: $3.99 for one month; $7.99 for three months and $19.99 for 12 months.

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The Nintendo Switch Online service will let subscribers play online multiplayer games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 online. Family subscriptions are also available for $54.95, which supports up to eight accounts under the one Family Group.

We already know some of the titles that were scheduled to be shown, like Civilization 6 and the new Yoshi game. There will also be cloud-based saves.