Nintendo Switch Online Members Can Get NES Controllers And Splatoon 2 Gear

Gerald Bowen
September 14, 2018

No word on their compatibility beyond that, considering the limited buttons, but it'll release in a pack of two controllers (one left, one right) sometime soon.

A year and a half after launching, the Nintendo Switch is finally getting an official online service. You can check out some images of the controllers in the gallery below.

Nintendo fans were brimming with anticipation in the lead-up to Nintendo Direct on September 6, where the company was expected to reveal new games and info about its Switch and 3DS platforms. We might hear about more games during the Nintendo Direct on Thursday.

UPDATE: Nintendo's online page has confirmed the first 20 games for the NES: Soccer, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Excitebike, Tennis, Balloon Fight, Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo also took the opportunity to announce that the Switch Online service will begin in North America on Tuesday, September 18.

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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.

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

Nintendo's answer to PlayStation Network and Xbox Live will cost $3.99 per month after the free trial. Nintendo will also offer a family bundle for $34.99 that allows up to eight people to use the same subscription.

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

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