Nintendo’s cancelled Direct showcase has been rescheduled, the Japanese giant confirmed this after on. The Nintendo Direct will now take place tomorrow, Thursday, 13th September, at 3pm PDT / 6pm EDT / 11pm BST / Midnight CEST.
The Nintendo Direct presentation was originally due to air last Thursday, on September 6th, but was cancelled at the last moment due to tragic events as an earthquake hit the island of Hokkaido, Japan.
The new Direct will be last for approximately 35 minutes and will be focused on game announcements for the Nintendo Switch and, somehow, in 2018, the Nintendo 3DS. This is the same length as the original showcase, so it looks as if Nintendo’s putting out pretty much the same Direct despite the reveals of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles and Civilization VI for Switch this week.
On top of this, Nintendo has also confirmed its Nintendo Switch Online service will commence on September 18th in North America, and September 18th in Europe. More info is set to be revealed during tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct but we know the subscription service will be required to play online games. It’ll including a growing library of NES games, cloud storage for save data, exclusive offers for members, and a dedicated Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app for voice chat.
Here in the UK the service will be a fair bit cheaper than either PS+ or Xbox Live Gold, costing £3.49 per month or £17.99 for the year. Still, paying for online is never an enjoyable experience so it’s not exactly a moment to be celebrated. There will be a free 7-day trial available, or you could you just play your Switch online for free now and pretty see exactly what you’re getting for your money.