Nintendo Direct set for 9/13, will include Switch Online details

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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.

Are you excited for Switch Online to hit, or are you just disappointed that you'll have to pay to play online soon? Plus, you can enhance your online experience with features available through the smartphone app and receive special offers. These will include Super Mario Bros, Ice Climbers, and the original Legend of Zelda. Perhaps most immediately useful at launch, though, is its promise of allowing cloud saves for any games players have in progress. Switch Direct also will enable owners of current-release games like Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Mario Tennis Aces to go online for cooperative gameplay with other subscribers worldwide.

While UK pricing hasn't yet been confirmed, we know how much it'll cost in the US. You can save a few bucks by opting for a three-month membership for $7.99 or a 12-month subscription for $19.99.

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Nintendo Switch Online will remain free to non-scubscribers up until the paid service launches and a deeper dive into the service will happen during the upcoming Nintendo Direct on September 13, 2018.

In a short but sweet kick-off during today's Nintendo Direct, the company announced Luigi's Mansion 3 for Nintendo Switch.