Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
IT | By Darin Griffith

Switch system update version 6.0.0 launches September 18

Switch system update version 6.0.0 launches September 18

The long-awaited start of the online service for Nintendo's hybrid console is set in stone. The company has taken to Twitter to announce that the service will go live next week, on September 18 in the United States and September 19 in Europe. All newcomers to the service can test it out with a one-week free trial via the Switch eShop. Special offers will also be made available, but there's not additional information on those at this time. These will include Super Mario Bros, Ice Climbers, and the original Legend of Zelda.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. Nintendo Switch Online players will also get to enjoy 20 classic Nintendo games, with more to come.

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While UK pricing hasn't yet been confirmed, we know how much it'll cost in the US. A family plan serving up to eight Nintendo accounts will be priced at $34.99/€34.99 for twelve months.

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.

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While Switch Online will rid of the ability to play online multiplayer games for free, Nintendo is assuring users that not all online features will require a subscription from September.

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