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While this Nintendo Direct was initially delayed because of the earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, it will now go live today, September 13. We’re expecting lots of announcements, trailers, and news about Nintendo Switch Online, the paid online service, and you can tune into it live by watching the stream below. The stream will begin on this page at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET / 11 PM BST.
There aren’t many specifics on today’s Nintendo Direct, but the company has said it will focus on games for Switch and 3DS. Viewers can expect details on Nintendo Switch Online, too. The service launches next week, on September 18.
Nintendo has already shared many details about the paid service, including its pricing tiers. We still don’t know the full lineup of games available in Switch Online’s NES library, just that subscribers will have access to 20 classic NES titles and online play when the service launches, with more to be added “regularly.”
As far as what games will take centerstage in the broadcast, we’ll likely get more details on those games missing from Nintendo’s E3 2018 presentation, like the Yoshi game for Switch. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are also hotly anticipated releases coming soon, so the company could tease more info about what to expect from these games when they release on November 16 and December 7, respectively.
Ready to find out what Luigi’s death means for the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom? A Nintendo Direct starts at 6pm ET tonight, and you can watch it right here. Nintendo says it’ll last about 35 minutes and cover Switch and 3DS games.