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Nintendo says the Switch Online service brings benefits such as cloud-synced data for user profiles, so you don't need to worry about losing any of your game info, plus NES games will be available for free.

Nintendo has announced the upcoming launch of a wireless controller for the Nintendo Switch, one that is created to look like the original controller included with the NES.

Not a bad price, considering PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold both cost about $60 a year, though by all accounts you won't get as much with a Switch Online subscription. 3, Tecmo Bowl, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, Double Dragon, Gradius, Ice Hockey, Mario Bros., Dr. Mario, River City Ransom, Pro Wrestling and Baseball. They will become available for order as a special offer to online service subscribers at an undisclosed date. It's certainly an interesting tactic but one that is not entirely new, since for years now, Nintendo has been rewarding its loyal customers with exclusives through alternate rewards programs.

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This will be especially important if you have multiple Switch profiles in your house, such as those for children and other family members.

Nintendo Switch Online has been a long time coming.

Nintendo Switch owners will not be automatically charged when the service launches in the second half of September, the company confirmed last month.