Nintendo Switch Is Getting a Pair of Nostalgic NES Controllers

At launch, there are quite a few NES titles being brought forward, with many more promised down the line.

The Nintendo Switch Online Service release date was formally announced earlier today on the Nintendo of America Twitter page alongside the announcement of the delayed Nintendo Direct happening tomorrow. To ensure that Save Data Cloud backups can not be used to unfairly affect online multiplayer rankings, the feature will not be enabled in Splatoon 2.

Luigi's Mansion 3 (working title) was announced for Nintendo Switch on the Nintendo Direct September 2018. Nintendo will offer a free seven-day trial when the Online service goes live, so you can see just how reliable it is, as well as try out its offering of 8-bit NES classics, which you can play with others online.

There will also be exclusives for Pokémon Let's Go! and Super Smash Bros.

During today's Nintendo Direct, the company shared a few more details on the upcoming Online Membership that'll be implemented on September 18.

In addition to these announcements, Yoshi's debut title on the Nintendo Switch was revealed and it is Yoshi's Crafted World. Online services are now free, but the company announced a while back that it would be switching to a paid subscription model. Another feature of the platform is that it will be launching with 20 Nintendo Entertainment System games including fan favorites such as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. The online service is also the only way for gamers to backup and save their progress to the cloud.

'But you're telling me. that they're literally switching free online to forced paid subscription, months after the release of the console? Whether it's the placeholder UI indicating ghost health points, the off-kilter visuals or a lack of polish, it looks a lot rougher than previous demo videos for Nintendo Switch games.

  • Latoya Cobb