Nintendo to sell NES-style Switch wireless controllers to online service subscribers

Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

Nintendo Direct Rescheduled, Switch Online Launches September 18

On 9/18, your Nintendo Switch will be receiving a system update, version 6.0.0.

In a tweet, the company confirmed that the service will land on 18 September and said users will be able to download a seven-day trial from the Switch store before committing to a subscription. Ultimate, some more info about that new Yoshi game, and if you're feeling really lucky, an Animal Crossing Switch announcement.

The service also unlocks access to a library of NES games, including Super Mario Bros.

Each controller can be used separately for any of the co-operative NES games you may play as part of the Switch online service.

They can be played locally and online with other people using the Joy-Con, but the original formfactor will no doubt feel and work a lot better with them.

As if the Nintendo Switch wasn't getting enough awesome accessories already (like that GameCube controller and adapter), it's set to become home to classic gaming NES fun! Not only is the feature not guaranteed to be compatible for all games, it must also be done via the Nintendo Switch Online app. For individual memberships, one, three and 12-month subscriptions will cost $3.99, $7.99 and $19.99, respectively. Previously, playing online was free, but once Switch Online debuts, everyone will need to pay to play online. You can make use of a seven-day free trial by signing up on the Nintendo eShop starting September 18.

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