Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
IT | By Darin Griffith

Nintendo Restricts New Switch NES Controllers Behind Online Subscription

Nintendo Restricts New Switch NES Controllers Behind Online Subscription

U Deluxe has been officially announced for Nintendo Switch.

In other words, you'll need to connect to the internet with your Switch at some point each week if you want to keep playing NES games.

Curiously, players still need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play Fortnite on its respective console, which now rings as odd considering the game's free-to-play status. It'll include a remastered version of the original game, which first came out in 2009, as well as a new story called "Bowser Jr.'s Journey".

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There's a very peculiar rule that's worth noting regarding the NES games. However they won't be available to everyone and they won't work in all games.

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Asmodee, makers of many popular tabletop games like Pandemic, Settlers of Catan and Munchkin, is bringing many of its tabletop hits to the Switch starting in December.

Shinya Takahashi, General Manager of Nintendo's Entertainment Planning & Development Division, said: 'Luigi's next spooky adventure is in development for Nintendo Switch.

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A new phone app also lets players voice chat on certain games.

Those after a truly authentic retro feel will nearly certainly want to pick up Nintendo's latest accessory - wireless NES controllers. Anyone who pays for a 12-month or family plan will also get some exclusive in-game gear for Splatoon 2 (Online Jersey and Online Squidkid V Shoes). No word yet on whether or not you can buy a single controller individually.

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