Nintendo is launching a wireless NES-style controller for the Switch

Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

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Coming as Paradox Interactive's first foray into a Nintendo console, Cities: Skylines has now been fully released on the hybrid console. Nintendo announced new wireless NES controllers today as an exclusive for subscribers of the Switch's online service.

Nintendo confirmed that the Nintendo Switch Online service would launch on September 18th in North America, with a United Kingdom launch happening the following day. Special offers will also be made available, but there's not additional information on those at this time.

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The delayed Nintendo Direct didn't hold back in showing off the primary features for the Nintendo Switch Online service.

NES games available on the Nintendo Switch include titles like "The Original Mario Bros: Arcade Classic Series", "Excitebike", "Double Dragon", and more.

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The days of free online play are ending for Nintendo Switch, as their paid-for service is scheduled to go live on Wednesday, September 19. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates. You can get a glimpse of them in action in the trailer above.

Nintendo will reveal further details about the plans tomorrow, during its rescheduled Direct show. Since there will be some games that won't be able to make use of cloud saves, for whatever reason.

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

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