Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
IT | By Darin Griffith

Nintendo Online paid service starts next week, Nintendo Direct tomorrow

Nintendo Online paid service starts next week, Nintendo Direct tomorrow

The premium service was originally slated to arrive in late 2017, but was eventually pushed back by nearly a year. Both have offered online services for years, but at a much costlier price.

We got a new bit of news about the upcoming port of Luigi's Mansion for Nintendo 3DS during today's Nintendo Direct.

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Nintendo Switch system update version 6.0.0 has been scheduled for September 18th, 2018 (Tuesday) at 5pm Pacific Time. All newcomers to the service can test it out with a one-week free trial via the Switch eShop. I'm not actually excited for Switch Online at all so far, but I also don't play any video games online. So... Another is a download code for Splatoon 2 in-game gear.

Although it was recently revealed that not all games will use cloud saving, including some major first and third party titles.

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The link contains a FAQ page and a full table of the features available to Nintendo Switch online subscribers over those who do not subscribe, which you can see below. You can also watch the event on Nintendo's Twitch channel.

This will be especially important if you have multiple Switch profiles in your house, such as those for children and other family members.

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The delayed Nintendo Direct didn't hold back in showing off the primary features for the Nintendo Switch Online service.

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