Nintendo Direct Officially Announced for Tomorrow

Nintendo Switch Online service goes live next week with a 7-day free trial

The start date for the online service was presumably going to be announced last week during the planned Nintendo Direct, but the presentation was cancelled following a major natural disaster in Japan.

Nintendo eShop maintenance planned after launch.

It's been a long road to get to the launch of the Nintendo Switch Online service, but it looks like it will finally happen next week. Nintendo Switch owners won't automatically become members when the service starts, so they will need to purchase an Individual or Family Membership in order to avoid disruption of their online play in compatible games. Some of the games that will be available at launch include Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros.

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The service will cost $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three, or $19.99 for 12.

The Direct, which was rescheduled following the natural disaster that struck Hokkaido earlier this month, will include news on 3DS titles, Switch games and the long awaited Nintendo Switch Online service. But we do know that the service will enable online play, cloud game saving and more.

If you have multiple Switch users on a single home system, you'll definitely want to check your account settings and make sure all the accounts are in order.

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