Nintendo Switch Online pushed back to September 2018, Mario movie made by Illumination finally confirmed


Mario Kart Tour isn’t the only bit of news Nintendo announced unexpectedly on Twitter tonight. The paid online service, now officially titled Nintendo Switch Online, will be released in September later this year.

Not much information has been released regarding this online service, but last year, Nintendo revealed that the paid service will be $20 a year and will include free classic games per month with online capabilities.

In addition to the Nintendo Switch Online news, Nintendo also confirmed that they will be partnering with Illumination Entertainment to create a movie starring Mario produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri.

Illumination Entertainment is commonly known for their Despicable Me films, which brought life to the infamous characters, the Minions. Their most recent release, Despicable Me 3, grossed $1.033 Billion in the box office.

This unnamed Mario movie is expected to be released some time after 2020 as production has just begun.

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