If you've been waiting for more concrete details on the Switch Online service, Nintendo—barring any last minute interruptions—will finally have some news for you tomorrow morning. Let's tune in.
The Direct, which was rescheduled following the earthquake that struck Hokkaido earlier this month, will include news on 3DS titles, Switch games and the long awaited Nintendo Switch Online service.
The #NintendoSwitchOnline paid membership service will start on 19/09. You can sign-up for a 7-day free trial from Nintendo #eShop at launch! We will introduce more information during the #NintendoDirect on 14/09. ???? https://t.co/8HvDtIuoGm pic.twitter.com/AEMSEIPv1C
— Nintendo AU NZ (@NintendoAUNZ) September 12, 2018
The official FAQ notes that online play won't be available for those who don't sign up for the Switch Online service, although "other games will vary". So far, the only games that will have online access revoked for non-Switch Online subscribers include: Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, and Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido.
As announced before, the Switch Online service will cost $29.95 for 12 months, $11.95 for three months and $5.95 for a month-on-month subscription. Family subscriptions are also available for $54.95, which supports up to eight accounts under the one Family Group.
The Direct will kick off from 0800 AEST / 0600 AWST / 0730 ACST / 1000 NZST tomorrow. You can watch the stream through Nintendo YouTube channel below.
There's also a second stream through the Nintendo UK channel here.
We already know some of the titles that were scheduled to be shown, like Civilization 6 and the new Yoshi game. But what else would you like to see—and what more would you like to know about the Switch online service?