Nintendo Switch Online Memberships Start on September 18, More Details in Thursday's Rescheduled Nintendo Direct

The September Nintendo Direct presentation gets a second take.

Last week's wayward Nintendo Direct presentation is coming home. It's officially been re-scheduled for tomorrow (September 13) at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET.

The presentation, originally scheduled for September 6, was delayed out of respect for victims of the magnitude 6.6 earthquake that shook Hokkaido, Japan on September 5. The Direct presentation is still on-track to show us upcoming Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS titles. You can watch the presentation on Nintendo's official YouTube feed of the event, as well as its Twitch feed.

A couple of the surprises Nintendo intended to bestow upon us seemingly leaked out into the world following the delay (for example, Yoshi's new Switch game might be called Yoshi's Crafted World), but here's one surprise Nintendo unveiled ahead of time: The Direct will give us more information about Nintendo Switch Online, which is launching on September 18. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial once the service goes live.

Hopefully the Nintendo Direct will answer all the lingering questions we have about Nintendo Switch Online; there's still a lot we don't know about the service, and the included retro game subscription that's more or less taking the place of Virtual Console. We've already started unravelling Nintendo's big online mystery with our Nintendo Switch Online guide and FAQ, so check it out.

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