Nintendo Switch Online service launches September 18

You'll be able to play Super Mario Bros. 3 on your Nintendo Switch next Tuesday.                  Nintendo

During today's Nintendo Direct, the publisher confirmed that it would be bringing specially designed NES wireless controllers to the system, set to work with the 8-bit classics that will be offered via the Nintendo Switch Online network, which launches next Tuesday.

Nintendo has revealed new games and a new control method for the NES games on Nintendo Switch Online.

What was the standout moment for you? Some of the games that will be available at launch include Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros.

We still aren't going to be getting a Virtual Console, though the company will be adding 20 NES games to the console, along with the option to play them in co-op.


Will you be signing up for Switch Online once it debuts on September 18th?

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.

There are two pricing plans: individual and family memberships.

In the same breath that Nintendo announced the date for its rescheduled Nintendo Direct online product announcement, the firm let loose that its Nintendo Switch Online service will go live in North America on September 18 with a one-week free trial for players. This probably won't be a big deal for a most people, but if you've got multiple Nintendo Accounts linked to multiple Switch user accounts, you'll definitely want to make sure that everything is in order ahead of September 18.

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