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Nintendo Direct Rescheduled and Details on Switch Online Service

The delayed Nintendo Direct presentation will now take place later today. It was originally scheduled to take place last week but was postponed due to the devastating earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan.

The broadcast will feature information regarding upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Switch titles. It will be streamed on the official Nintendo Twitch and YouTube channels. It will commence at 11pm BST, 3pm PT and 6pm ET and is expected to last around 35 minutes.

You can watch it below via YouTube:

The company has not specified exactly which games are going to be showcased. Fans speculate that new details are going to emerge about the major upcoming Switch titles such as Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

According to information revealed via NintendoLife, we’ve also learned that the Nintendo Switch online service is set to launch next week. It will go live on September 17th in North America and the following day, September 18th, in Europe.

All Switch titles that offer online play will require players to subscribe to the service. Individual Membership will cost users £3.49/$3.99 for 1 month, £6.99/$7.99 for 3 months or £17.99/$19.99 for 1 year. There’s also a Family Membership option priced at £31.49/$34.99 per year.

Subscribers will receive various benefits such as access to the library of NES games with added online features, the ability to save their console data to the cloud and players can also use the Nintendo Online smartphone and tablet app.

Head over to the Nintendo website for more details on the Switch online service.

Stay tuned to Gaming Respawn for all the information coming out of the Nintendo Direct presentation.

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