What you need to know about the Switch online service

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After a someone vague outlining of the Nintendo Switch Online service in last night's Direct, Nintendo updated an online FAQ page for the service to make some clarifications. To allow Switch owners to play these games they were played originally, Nintendo has released new wireless NES controllers that are compatible with the Switch gaming console.

Those after a truly authentic retro feel will nearly certainly want to pick up Nintendo's latest accessory - wireless NES controllers.


We reached out to Nintendo to ask what kind of breathing room users can expect before their hard-earned save file disappeared, but had not heard back at time of writing.

There are a variety of payment schemes for Nintendo Switch Online: $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three months, or $19.99 for a year. Additionally, those interested in these joypads will have to fork out $59.99 for the pair of and they are available for pre-order from 18 Sept, direct from Nintendo.


Super Mario Bros U get the deluxe treatment on January 11, 2019, and will feature 164 courses and new playable characters such as Toadette and Nabbit. Ultimate-branded Joy-Con controllers and dock for $359.99.

Pokemon fans might be more interested in the Pikachu and Eevee themed Nintendo Switch consoles. As Polygon reports, these are rather old games, but FF10.2 remastered should spruce up the visuals in at least one instance. A million kids across the country can all breathe a sigh of relief because Nintendo says in its FAQ that Fortnite will remain free-to-play.


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