Nintendo Switch Online service launches September 18

You'll be able to play Super Mario Bros. 3 on your Nintendo Switch next Tuesday.                  Nintendo

You'll be able to play Super Mario Bros. 3 on your Nintendo Switch next Tuesday. Nintendo

They'll come in packs of two, including both a right and left controller, for $US60 (local pricing not available at the time of writing).

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. We might hear about more games during the Nintendo Direct on Thursday.

However, you'll need to shell out between £3.99 ($3.99) and £17.99 ($19.99) for the online gaming service, which kicks off next week.

In terms of perks, you don't get current gen games for free like you do on PSN.

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UPDATE: Nintendo's online page has confirmed the first 20 games for the NES: Soccer, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Excitebike, Tennis, Balloon Fight, Super Mario Bros. These controllers are modeled after the original NES ones and can be attached to the Nintendo Switch console to be recharged just like the joycons.

Nintendo recently announced that its online subscription service will be going live in the United States on September 18 and a day later in Europe. "It will also be possible to play these games offline". I'm not actually excited for Switch Online at all so far, but I also don't play any video games online. So...

Nintendo's answer to PlayStation Network and Xbox Live will cost $3.99 per month after the free trial.

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