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Nintendo Direct Rescheduled, Switch Online Launches September 18

If you somehow manage to lose your Switch or it gets damaged, you can recover your cloud saves and any purchased digital content without too much hassle, along with your Nintendo Switch Online account. You can make use of a seven-day free trial by signing up on the Nintendo eShop starting September 18.

The long-awaited start of the online service for Nintendo's hybrid console is set in stone.

The service also unlocks access to a library of NES games, including Super Mario Bros.

"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. "It will also be possible to play these games offline".




Why it matters: Nintendo is late to the online party and while it might not be as feature-packed as the competition, at least that is reflected in its price point.

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.

Switch system update version 6.0.0 will launch on September 18 at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET, Nintendo announced.

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