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Nintendo Switch Online launch date confirmed

Nintendo Switch Online launch date confirmed

A seven-day free trial is also available, and you can find more info here if you're in North America, and here if you're in Europe.

Nintendo has announced their Switch Online memberships will launch in Canada, the US and beyond on September 18, 2018.

As well as enabling online play, it will give paying members access to a selection of multiplayer-enabled NES titles, cloud saves, special store discounts and offers, and a companion app for smartphones. The company has taken to Twitter to announce that the service will go live next week, on September 18 in the U.S. and September 19 in Europe. Previously, playing online was free, but once Switch Online debuts, everyone will need to pay to play online. For those of you who don't have a calendar handy, that's next Tuesday, so we're less than a week out from Switch Online's official launch. 3, Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, and The Legend of Zelda.

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There will be three options of purchase, including a 1-month membership that will cost $3.99 USD, a 3-month that will be $7.99 USD, and a 12-month subscription that will be $19.99 USD.

Nintendo Direct will kick off tomorrow at 11pm GMT.

Nintendo Switch Online has been a long time coming.


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