New Animal Crossing and Luigi's Mansion Announced at Nintendo Direct

The new Pokémon Switch bundle box featuring a Switch Online notice on the side

The new Pokémon Switch bundle box featuring a Switch Online notice on the side

Additionally, Nintendo announced the Switch Super Smash Bros. If anything new is uncovered or anything changes about the service, we'll be sure to update the article. Animal Crossing will be released on Nintendo Switch in 2019.

Nintendo's coverage of the Switch online service during the latest Direct broadcast briefly summarised what was in store for subscribers.

However, it's worth remembering that Nintendo Switch Online is much cheaper than the competition, coming in only at $20, meaning it being lighter and less appealing in certain ways is inevitable. There is also a family plan available that costs $34.99 annually and is shareable between up to eight Nintendo Accounts. If you want to try it out before you commit to paying, there's a 7-day free trial as well.

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Curiously, players still need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play Fortnite on its respective console, which now rings as odd considering the game's free-to-play status.

September: Soccer, Tennis, Donkey Kong, Mario Bros. Now they're a powerhouse of studio with millions of Warframe users, many of which are buying into the game's myriad microtransactions, which the developer touts as cosmetic in nature.

What's up with the smartphone app?

In addition to voice chat support, the app will also offer a second screen experience to view your in-game stats while you're playing.

Shinya Takahashi, General Manager of Nintendo's Entertainment Planning & Development Division, said: 'Luigi's next spooky adventure is in development for Nintendo Switch. If cloud saves are important to you, then, you'll need to make sure that your subscription to Switch Online is always active, lest they're lost to the ether when it runs out.

Nintendo says the first shipments will go out the door in mid-December priced at $59.99 for two.

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