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Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

In a tweet, the company confirmed that the service will land on 18 September and said users will be able to download a seven-day trial from the Switch store before committing to a subscription. Online Play is exactly what it sounds like, allowing players to compete or cooperate in games like Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros. If you somehow manage to lose your Switch or it gets damaged, you can recover your cloud saves and any purchased digital content without too much hassle, along with your Nintendo Switch Online account. Every classic NES game will support voice chat via the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app. Native voice chat was incorporated into the port of Fortnite, so we know it's at least possible with the Switch. Nintendo has announced that the 35-minute presentation will now be taking place tomorrow on Sep 13 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET.

The start date for the online service was presumably going to be announced last week during the planned Nintendo Direct, but the presentation was cancelled following a major quake in Japan. Individual membership is separated into three tiers: $3.99 for one month; $7.99 for three months and $19.99 for 12 months. For $59.99, you get a pair with rechargable batteries that can attach to your Nintendo Switch to charge when not in use.

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