Nintendo Switch Online finally has a concrete launch date

Judy Cobb
September 13, 2018

3 on your Nintendo Switch next Tuesday. Well, preparations have to be made, and Nintendo has just confirmed that the Nintendo Switch eShop will be undergoing maintenance on September 18th at 5pm Pacific Time, or 8pm Eastern.

Nintendo Direct will kick off tomorrow at 11pm GMT.

If you've been waiting for more concrete details on the Switch Online service, Nintendo-barring any last minute interruptions-will finally have some news for you tomorrow morning.

You'll be able to play Super Mario Bros. There will also be cloud-based saves.

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The company had planned a Nintendo Direct event for September 6th, but that has been rescheduled to September 13th (3PM PDT), where the company will share new information about upcoming Switch and 3DS titles.

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.

According to Nintendo's site, individual plans will go for about $4 a month, and $20 for a year. Nintendo is sweetening the pot by throwing in a library of NES games that you can play with your membership, and some of these games have been updated to be playable online with friends.

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