Rescheduled Nintendo Direct Takes Place Tonight & 7 Day Trial Of Switch Online

Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

The Nintendo Switch Online launch is finally happening, after a delay of one and a half years. The 3DS's release schedule is a little sparse aside from that game, so Nintendo is likely to spend most of its time talking about the Switch.

Nintendo Switch Online will be available for £3.49 a month in the United Kingdom, £6.99 for three months, or £17.99 annually. However, some key Switch titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 will require the subscription.

During the Nintendo Direct on September 13th, there were a variety of huge announcements for the Nintendo Switch including Luigi's Mansion 3, a new Animal Crossing slatted for 2019. Thankfully, you won't have to pay the yearly or monthly subscription just yet in order to enjoy all of the service's offerings. If only one player has a copy of the game, you can still play co-op but only play through the bosses.

The Nintendo Switch Online Service has several options for pricing.

As part of tonight's Nintendo Direct, further details were divulged for the Switch's paid-for Nintendo Switch Online, including it's start date of September 18. You'll also get access to a library of classic games that have been updated to support online multiplayer and cloud backup for game saves.

Though it previously seemed like Luigi games were best left either on the Nintendo 3DS or dearly departed after the titular character was straight-up murdered in the latest Super Smash Bros.

Are you excited for this now greatly anticipated Nintendo Direct?

35 minutes leaves a lot of time to talk about incoming games, so expect Nintendo to hit every major release left in 2018 during the runtime of the Direct.

Kyoto-based Nintendo credited new game titles for Nintendo Switch for profit growth. While most people that would purchase these controllers are most likely to already be a member of the service, it is still an interesting decision on Nintendo's side. 3 and Donkey Kong.

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