Nintendo Switch Online lands next week

Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

Nintendo, which delayed taking the wraps off the service (and a host of other Switch goodies) after postponing last week's Nintendo Direct event in the wake of a September 9 natural disaster, will likely explore the new service's features in greater detail at the rescheduled event, which kicks off Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.

Until now, Nintendo has allowed Switch owners to play their games online for free. Special offers will also be made available, but there's not additional information on those at this time.

The controllers are $60 and are available exclusively for Nintendo Switch Online members.

The Nintendo Switch service and the update to the Switch firmware arrive in approximately six days.

Although it was recently revealed that not all games will use cloud saving, including some major first and third party titles. For individual memberships, one, three and 12-month subscriptions will cost $3.99, $7.99 and $19.99, respectively. For instance, Civilization 6 was confirmed for Switch on the game's official website, but all promotional details were quickly scrubbed away after showing up online. You can get a glimpse of them in action in the trailer above.

Prior to this change, it is important to confirm that your Nintendo Account or your child's Nintendo Account is linked to the correct user.

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