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Nintendo shared all the details of its new Nintendo Switch Online service, including new game releases and new wireless old-school NES controllers for the Nintendo Switch console.
After 38 years in the gaming-hardware business and 15 years after the launch of Xbox Live, Nintendo is finally offering an online subscription service in its latest console, the Switch. Nintendo Switch Online goes live on the evening of Tuesday, September 18th, allowing players to access multiplayer, cloud saves and a collection of 20 classic NES games for $20 a month. Nintendo operates outside of the standards established by Xbox and PlayStation, its two main rivals in the console market.
Back in June, Fortnite fans cheered when the popular game arrived on the Nintendo Switch. While the Fortnite Bundle won't feature a custom designed console (you get the red and blue Joy-Con version instead), the set comes with 1,000 V-Bucks (Fortnite's currency, which can be used to purchase in-game items and/or a Battle Pass) and the Double Helix set, which is a unique Character Outfit, Pickaxe, Glider and Back Bling. The game itself is free to download on any Nintendo Switch console and will remain free to play after the launch of the Switch's online service.
Nintendo is at last (at last!) bringing some new content to the Switch! Yes! In a Nintendo Direct, the company let fly a number of games and a couple of original titles. The biggest Nintendo-produced titles we had glimpses of are a new Animal Crossing in development for the Switch and Luigi's Mansion 3.
The news that Nintendo would be adding NES games to the Switch as part of its paid online service had a mixed reception, but the company has made up for this controversial decision by releasing wireless NES controllers to play those games with. The controllers were revealed during the latest Nintendo Direct video news dump, alongside a host of other nostalgia bombs, like a new Animal Crossing and about a million Final Fantasy ports.
A new, full-fledged entry in the series is heading exclusively to the Switch in 2019. Nintendo saved this juicy announcement for the end of its September 2018 Nintendo Direct live stream, keeping hungry fans waiting just a little bit longer. Over the past few months, players have been clamoring for a Switch version of Animal Crossing, and they've finally gotten their wish.
If you want a classic NES gameplay experience on the Switch, be prepared to shell out $60. Nintendo announced new Switch NES controllers today as an exclusive for subscribers of the Switch's online service. From what we can tell from the Nintendo Direct presentation, they seem to be an accurate rendition of the classic console gamepads.
Nintendo delayed the September edition of its Nintendo Direct live stream after an earthquake rocked Hokkaido, Japan, earlier this month, but it's full steam ahead today. The show kicks off at 6PM ET / 3PM PT, and Nintendo will finally share details about the Switch's coming online features. Nintendo Switch Online is a $20-per-year subscription service that will enable cloud saving, connected features and online multiplayer for the first time on the console.
Legendary Nintendo video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto originally had a much different vision for the Mario character.