NES Controllers Exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online Members

Switch games we can expect to see include Super Mario Party, which is due out in October.

The Nintendo Switch online also gives players access to cloud saves. In addition to the $3.99 per month plan, Nintendo will offer a discounted three-month membership for $7.99, and an annual plan that runs $19.99. 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.

Nintendo revealed through a tweet that Nintendo Switch Online will launch on September 18, with more information on the service to be revealed in the delayed Nintendo Direct that has been rescheduled to September 13.

Naturally, you'll want it for those games.

Once the maintenance period is over, Nintendo Switch Online memberships will be available for purchase. Free-to-play games such as the massively popular Fortnite, however, will not require a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Sure, it may seem like a bit of a hassle to have to pay to casually race around Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online, but the benefits of paying for the Nintendo Switch Online service far outweigh the cons.

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The system goes above and beyond by zooming out or enhancing each view depending on when you signal or put the vehicle in reverse. Brightness will also be automatically adjusted to increase visibility at night and in the bad weather, improving security.

And while many will buy the new service for its access to online play, there are also a number of other benefits too. The Nintendo Switch Online EU release date is coming to consoles in the region on September 19, a whole 24 hours later than their United States cousins. Yoshi's Crafted World launches on Nintendo Switch in spring 2019.

The move comes after Nintendo announced in July that its quarterly profits had jumped 44 per cent in the fiscal first quarter, thanks to increased sales of Nintendo Switch game titles.

Kyoto-based Nintendo credited new game titles for Nintendo Switch for profit growth.

Look for full details following tomorrow' Nintendo Direct!

  • Delia Davidson