Nintendo Direct to take place tomorrow, September 13

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The company has taken to Twitter to announce that the service will go live next week, on September 18 in the USA and September 19 in Europe. For those of you who don't have a calendar handy, that's next Tuesday, so we're less than a week out from Switch Online's official launch.

The wait for Nintendo Switch Online ends on September 18.

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In case you've forgotten, the service will work basically like the Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus: You'll pay to play certain games online, get access to cloud saves, and basically anything else that requires connection. Switch owners will be able to take advantage of a 7-day free trial as well. 3, Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, and The Legend of Zelda.

This week's Nintendo Direct will be a 35-minute showcase of upcoming 3DS and Switch games. That all changed today, as Nintendo finally gave Switch Online an actual release date.

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Stay plugged in to Nintendo Wire for more Nintendo Switch Online news as it breaks! Some of the games that will be available at launch include Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros. Not all games will support this feature, but it's a relief to see Nintendo add a feature that should have been ready at launch.

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