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Nintendo Switch online service to launch within the week

Nintendo Switch online service to launch within the week

The Nintendo Switch’s online service is launching in less than a week.

In a tweet this week, Nintendo revealed that the service will be available on September 18th, and users will be able to download a seven-day trial from the Switch store before committing to a subscription.

Much like Xbox Live or the PlayStation Network, the Switch’s new service will require users to pay to play certain games online, including notable Nintendo titles like Splatoon 2 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It’s also the only way for Switch owners to get cloud backup for game saves.

To sweeten the deal, subscribers will also get access to online-enabled NES games, which will include 20 titles at launch, such as Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda.

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Nintendo says new games will be added “regularly.”

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