Nintendo Switch is getting wireless NES controllers

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Nintendo's online service, opening from 19 Sept, will cost £3.49 / $3.99 for one month or £17.99 / $19.99 for 12 months.

In other "Nintendo's being weird about online again" news, you also won't be able to play your Switch Online NES games without a weekly online check-in.

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Wireless NES controllers are coming to the Nintendo Switch - a flawless pairing with the Switch's upcoming library of NES games.

Watch the Nintendo Direct video below for more details of the above reveals, including gameplay demonstrations and examples. Sony locks its cloud saves behind the PS+ membership but they are kept for around 6 months or so.

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In comparison, cloud saves on Xbox One are free, while the PS4 does require a PlayStation Plus subscription but has a six-month grace period to access those saves should users choose to resubscribe within that time. That's going to be a bit of a pain if you are taking your Switch on holiday. U Deluxe has been officially announced for Nintendo Switch. To get access to this online library you must pay to subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online service which allows access to old NES games as a perk.

Oh, and while on the subject of the Switch Online NES games, Nintendo also revealed these cool retro controllers for playing them.

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Can NES - Nintendo Switch Online games be played offline? That doesn't appear to be the case with the Switch unless Nintendo clarifies further in the future. Have these newly-revealed restrictions changed your mind?

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