Nintendo sets a start date for Switch online service

Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

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.

The link contains a FAQ page and a full table of the features available to Nintendo Switch online subscribers over those who do not subscribe, which you can see below.

Nintendo fans were brimming with anticipation in the lead-up to Nintendo Direct on September 6, where the company was expected to reveal new games and info about its Switch and 3DS platforms. You also have the option of a family subscription. Ultimate, some more info about that new Yoshi game, and if you're feeling really lucky, an Animal Crossing Switch announcement.

Nintendo Switch Online has been a long time coming.

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

When Switch online goes live on September 19, Switch owners will be able to buy 20 classic NES games including Dr Mario, River City Ransom and The Legend of Zelda. The patch will arrive alongside the launch of Nintendo Switch Online. But we do know that the service will enable online play, cloud game saving and more.

They can be played locally and online with other people using the Joy-Con, but the original formfactor will no doubt feel and work a lot better with them.

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