Today Nintendo tweeted that soon Nintendo Switch Online memberships will be launching. Starting on September 18th, you'll be able to access the service, which is similar to Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus.

Benefits will include online play for compatible games, 20 NES games with online play, save data cloud backups, and special members-only offers. More games will be rolled out with online compatibility, too. Currently compatible games include Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and more.

More details will be coming during the September 13th Nintendo Direct, and you can look forward to a 7-day free trial once the service launches. You can also pre-order a membership here. Read more about the service here.

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