Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

No word on their compatibility beyond that, considering the limited buttons, but it'll release in a pack of two controllers (one left, one right) sometime soon. Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus both cost $59.99 for a year-long subscription, while Nintendo Switch Online is available for $19.99 per year for an individual or $34.99 for families.

This week's Nintendo Direct will be a 35-minute showcase of upcoming 3DS and Switch games.

Nintendo did provide a glimpse of some of the classics you'll be able to play starting next week, and it appears that some third-party titles will be included in the Nintendo Switch Online lineup.

Nintendo has announced the upcoming launch of a wireless controller for the Nintendo Switch, one that is created to look like the original controller included with the NES.

NES games available on the Nintendo Switch include titles like "The Original Mario Bros: Arcade Classic Series", "Excitebike", "Double Dragon", and more.

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In terms of perks, you don't get current gen games for free like you do on PSN. "It will also be possible to play these games offline".

Nintendo Switch Online will also give subscribers the ability to back up their save data in the cloud.

While Switch Online will rid of the ability to play online multiplayer games for free, Nintendo is assuring users that not all online features will require a subscription from September.

Will you be signing up for Switch Online once it debuts on September 18th?

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