Nintendo announces wireless NES controllers to play classic games on Switch Online

Judy Cobb
September 16, 2018

I have been waiting for this announcement since the Switch was announced, and had nearly given up hope.

For those who need a refresher, a subscription to Switch Online will grant players access to a library of classic NES games. As of late, that includes the way it shows off the future of its games and consoles. There is also a family plan available that costs $34.99 annually and is shareable between up to eight Nintendo Accounts. Ports of Wii U games were among them, as expected.

Nintendo has long done its own thing when it comes to video games.

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One of the Nintendo Switch's greatest asset is its portability, so it seems odd to not allow its players to be away from Internet more than a week to play NES games. No further information was given on these special offers during the Nintendo Direct.

Nintendo's cloud save page now also has a footnote explaining that not all games support cloud saves at all.

Nintendo says the first shipments will go out the door in mid-December priced at $59.99 for two. These new Joy-Cons are shaped like NES controllers, and you'll only be able to buy them if you're an online subscriber.

Warframe is now available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. In other words, if you decide to stop paying for the service, there's a chance your cloud saves will eventually disappear, even if you resubscribe at a later date.

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