Nintendo Switch Online Service Has a Launch Date, Direct Coming This Friday

Nintendo Switch Online Service Has a Launch Date, Direct Coming This Friday

Nintendo have announced that Nintendo Switch Online, the paid online subscription service for Nintendo Switch will finally launch for the system on September 19th.

Nintendo Switch users will be able to sign-up for a 7-day free trial of the Nintendo Switch Online service via the eShop on launch day, meaning that those curious about the service will be able to see what it has to offer before paying for it. More information regarding the service will be presented during the next Nintendo Direct, which will air on Friday September 14th.

The Nintendo Direct airing on September 14th was initially meant to be streamed on September 7th, but it was delayed due to a powerful earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan.

The direct will still run for the originally promised 35 minutes, with Nintendo to speak about upcoming games coming to both the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS systems. We know that Nintendo will be discussing Nintendo Switch Online, but other than that, we aren’t quite sure what may be covered. Could it just be more information on already announced titles? Or could Nintendo have some yet to be announced software to tease? Sadly, we will just have to wait until Friday.

The Nintendo Direct will be streamed live on Friday, September 14th at 8am AEST. You can watch the official broadcast right here:

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