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Nintendo unveils $60 wireless NES controllers for the Switch

14 September, 2018, 10:32 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

Nintendo fans were brimming with anticipation in the lead-up to Nintendo Direct on September 6, where the company was expected to reveal new games and info about its Switch and 3DS platforms.

The controllers will make it easier to play the 20 NES games coming to the system next week as part of the $US4 ($6) a month online subscription service.

Additionally, purchasing the NES Joy-Cons will require a paid membership to Nintendo Switch Online, as one of the special offers.

This may be a bit of a confusing process, but it will help ensure that users will be able to access their digital content, cloud game saves, and other personal data in the event they purchase a new Switch or lose their old one.

Max Pacioretty through the years
Dominique Ducharme and Luke Richardson were added to replace Jean-Jacques Daigneault and Dan Lacroix on the coaching staff. Back in February, an emotional Pacioretty said he was relieved not to be leaving Montreal at the trade deadline.

The Nintendo Switch Online service will let subscribers play online multiplayer games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 online.

In terms of perks, you don't get current gen games for free like you do on PSN.

The controllers are modelled on the classic NES hardware and cost £49.99 for a bundle of two. "It will also be possible to play these games offline". The information on Switch Online, however, still refers to voice chat only in reference to the app, meaning Nintendo might stick with this asinine idea in spite of the better options.

Nintendo Switch owners will not be automatically charged when the service launches in the second half of September, the company confirmed last month. Previously, playing online was free, but once Switch Online debuts, everyone will need to pay to play online.

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