Nintendo Switch Online lands next week

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The vast majority of Nintendo Switch games will support Save Data Cloud backup. Its main benefit is to enable online multiplayer, which is now being offered for free to several Nintendo Switch games such as Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Arms. An added bonus to the online service will be access to 20 free NES titles with online play at launch. That's set to change on September 18, when the paid version of Nintendo's Switch Online service will finally launch worldwide.

The Nintendo Switch Online Service release date was formally announced earlier today on the Nintendo of America Twitter page alongside the announcement of the delayed Nintendo Direct happening tomorrow.

The reasoning behind that is unclear, but Nintendo, if it wants to elaborate, may choose to do so during the new Nintendo Direct on Thursday, September 13.

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These controllers come in packs of two and they're dedicated controllers for the Switch.

"It'll last approximately 35 minutes". At the moment, there aren't a ton of games that will require a Switch Online subscription, since most don't have an online multiplayer mode.

Nintendo Switch online will cost $3.99/£3.49, with a three-month bundle for $7.99 or a 12-month plan for $19.99. Those who sign up for a family membership can invite up to seven others to join a family group. Or - if you want to save yourself a lot of unnecessary clicking, you can check it out right here. It can attach to the Switch like a Joycon, only it looks like the classic gamepad from the 90s.

One of the surprise announcement was for Final Fantasy games that included at least 8 of them, which are launching this year and in 2019. Titles like Ice Climbers and Mario Bros return once more, but this time with the option to play online with a pal.

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