Nintendo unveils wireless NES controllers for Switch owners

The new Pokémon Switch bundle box featuring a Switch Online notice on the side

The new Pokémon Switch bundle box featuring a Switch Online notice on the side

To allow Switch owners to play these games they were played originally, Nintendo has released new wireless NES controllers that are compatible with the Switch gaming console.

Kirby's Epic Yarn is leaping from the Wii, on which it was released in 2011 and on Wii U in 2016, to 3DS next year. Ultimate Set, a bundle including a digital copy of the game complete with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bundle, you will receive a dock featuring challengers from the original version in the series along with a code to download the game once it becomes available.

Also coming on November 2 is the GameCube controller that was previously shown off for Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo Switch's online subscription service which launches later this month includes a couple of free NES games every month to try out, but you're going to need to connect you Switch to the internet at least once a week to play them. No word yet on whether or not you can buy a single controller individually.

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A similar FAQ on Nintendo's USA site essentially says the same: "Save data stored via the Save Data Cloud backup is available for as long as you have an active Nintendo Switch Online membership".

In regards to the NES games, the FAQ confirms that players will only have offline access to these classic titles for seven days as long as their Nintendo Switch Online subscription is active. U Deluxe has been officially announced for Nintendo Switch.

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