Nintendo at Nintendo Direct event has announced wireless NES controllers for Nintendo Switch. The controllers will cost $60 and pre-order starts this September 18, while the shipment will start later in December.
The classic NES controllers this time come wireless and get charged when docked. The wireless NES controllers will make you feel all nostalgic since Nintendo announced players with online subscription service will get 10 classic NES games for free. Get all nostalgic you want, Nintendo has got you covered.
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Additionally, the online subscription service costs $4 for a month, $8 for 3 months and $20 for 12 months. Nintendo says the players can get a seven day free trial of online subscription from eShop. The online subscription also covers free 20 NES games for co-op gameplay via online connectivity.
Here is the list of classic NES games that will be a part of online subscription service.
- Donkey Kong
- Balloon Fight
- Dr. Mario
- Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Ice Climber
- The Legend of Zelda
Nintendo online website further puts a restriction on purchase of wireless NES controllers, mentioning that:
To purchase this item, you must have an active paid Nintendo Switch Online membership
This means that if you intend on buying the wireless NES controllers, you must be a member of online subscription service. We understand that the service will give owners an access to classic NES games but we are not sure as why the service is mandatory first for purchase.
Nintendo since the release of Switch, announced that it will get an online subscription service. The kind of service that PlayStation and Xbox consoles already have. But, the service got delayed one after the other. Until now, after the announcement and price point of month to annual basis, we can say that Nintendo by far charges lower than others.
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