Nintendo Switch Online launches September 18 with one-week free trial

Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

The Nintendo Switch Online service will let subscribers play online multiplayer games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 online.

Donald Trump honors Flight 93 passengers who fought back against 9/11 hijackers
Other 9/11 ceremonies happened throughout the day as Americans marked the 17th anniversary of the terror attacks . Mr Trump praised the passengers' "incredible valour" and said their revolt was "the moment America fought back".


Stay tuned! We'll be watching the Nintendo Direct live, and breaking down every announcement and reveal as they happen. Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus both cost $59.99 for a year-long subscription, while Nintendo Switch Online is available for $19.99 per year for an individual or $34.99 for families. 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. Nintendo Switch Online, as it's called, will be launching on September 18, and beginning on that date, you'll need to pay a subscription fee in order to play games online.

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More details on the service are expected during Nintendo's rescheduled Direct event which takes place on September 13 at 6:00 p.m.

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Getting onto Switch Online is going to require a firmware upgrade. Perhaps most immediately useful at launch, though, is its promise of allowing cloud saves for any games players have in progress. Nintendo is sweetening the pot by throwing in a library of NES games that you can play with your membership, and some of these games have been updated to be playable online with friends.

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