Nintendo Direct Rescheduled, Switch Online Launches September 18

You'll be able to play Super Mario Bros. 3 on your Nintendo Switch next Tuesday.                  Nintendo

You'll be able to play Super Mario Bros. 3 on your Nintendo Switch next Tuesday. Nintendo

The Direct will kick off from 0800 AEST / 0600 AWST / 0730 ACST / 1000 NZST tomorrow. Otherwise, the announcement has no other information regarding details for the Nintendo Switch's new paid online gameplay service, particularly availability worldwide.

Memberships can be purchased from the Nintendo eShop or through Amazon, Best Buy or GameStop.

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will get access to 20 free NES games - including Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. I'd also recommend the cloud saves for those of you with massive completionist save files (looking at you, Breath of the Wild), so you don't have to worry about them being lost for some reason. Individual membership is separated into three tiers: $3.99 for one month; $7.99 for three months and $19.99 for 12 months. We might hear about more games during the Nintendo Direct on Thursday. According to Nintendo, "it will no longer be possible to unlink your Nintendo Account from your Nintendo Switch user".

The Direct, which was rescheduled following the quake that struck Hokkaido earlier this month, will include news on 3DS titles, Switch games and the long awaited Nintendo Switch Online service.

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