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

Saturday, 15 Sep, 2018

Nintendo will throw the proverbial switch on the Switch Online service beginning September 18.

Luigi's Mansion 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019, according to Nintendo's Shinya Takahashi to start today's Nintendo Direct.

In terms of perks, you don't get current gen games for free like you do on PSN. Even if you arent going to purchase Nintendos online service, you still need to make sure everything is how you want it before September 18th arrives. Perhaps most immediately useful at launch, though, is its promise of allowing cloud saves for any games players have in progress. The full scope of memberships will be available on the Nintendo website and the eShop, with the 3-month and 12-month options also available at Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop.

Nintendo said it plans to release a 6.0.0. firmware update for the Switch console soon that will include a paywall for online multiplayer as well as classic NES games. Nintendo is also promising a new Animal Crossing title in the same year, as well as Yoshi's Crafted World. The company then finally confirmed a specific launch date on Wednesday, stating in a tweet that more information about the online service will be revealed during a rescheduled Nintendo Direct stream on September 13th.

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