Nintendo Reveals Important Information About Switch Ahead of Online Service Arrival

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In today's Direct, Nintendo announced three brand new games coming to the Switch: Luigi's Mansion 3, Animal Crossing (2019), and Yoshi's Crafted World.

Additionally, purchasing the NES Joy-Cons will require a paid membership to Nintendo Switch Online, as one of the special offers. You can make use of a seven-day free trial by signing up on the Nintendo eShop starting September 18. Originally set to launch in 2017, Nintendo ended up having to delay the service multiple times before eventually landing on the second half of September.

Starting 18 September, Nintendo Switch users will be getting an online service comparable to PSN and Xbox Live. More information on all of this will be revealed tomorrow during the Nintendo Direct. Obviously, it's mostly made up of Nintendo games like Pro Wrestling ("A victor is you!"), Excitebike, Mario Bros., Ice Climber, Dr. Mario and more.

Are you excited for Switch Online to hit, or are you just disappointed that you'll have to pay to play online soon?

The service also unlocks access to a library of NES games, including Super Mario Bros. Not only is the feature not guaranteed to be compatible for all games, it must also be done via the Nintendo Switch Online app.

Despite being classic NES games, Nintendo has at least been kind enough to add some modern day functionality to them.

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