Nintendo’s new wireless NES controllers are a Switch Online exclusive


On 9/18, your Nintendo Switch will be receiving a system update, version 6.0.0.

Nintendo's long-awaited online service finally has a launch date.

Nintendo says the Switch Online service brings benefits such as cloud-synced data for user profiles, so you don't need to worry about losing any of your game info, plus NES games will be available for free. Since there will be some games that won't be able to make use of cloud saves, for whatever reason. These are the most recent games Nintendo has announced for the Switch; previously Nintendo has announced other first party games in franchises such as Smash Brothers, Fire Emblem, Pokemon, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which is getting a standalone expansion.

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Much like the Switch's Joy-Con controllers, the wireless NES pads can be recharged by simply slotting them into the sides of your Switch console. "It will also be possible to play these games offline".

Nintendo plans to give more details about Nintendo Switch Online at an event tomorrow.

While Switch Online will rid of the ability to play online multiplayer games for free, Nintendo is assuring users that not all online features will require a subscription from September. For example, when playing Super Mario Bros online, you can use a hand-shaped cursor to point out hints to your friends now playing.