Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Watch The Nintendo Switch Online Direct Here

Watch The Nintendo Switch Online Direct Here

Both have offered online services for years, but at a much costlier price. Personally I'd rather see that time devoted exclusive to games, and indulge a separate Direct for Nintendo Switch Online alone, but I am looking forward to finally learning more about the service.

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. Nintendo has announced that the 35-minute presentation will now be taking place tomorrow on Sep 13 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET. 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.

It should be noted that after installing the update, you will no longer be able to unlink your Nintendo Account from your Switch user account.

The Direct, which was rescheduled following the quake that struck Hokkaido earlier this month, will include news on 3DS titles, Switch games and the long awaited Nintendo Switch Online service. At this point, there aren't a ton of games that will require a Switch Online subscription, simply due to the fact that there aren't many that have an online multiplayer component.

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