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(Pocket-lint) - Nintendo is holding its first Nintendo Direct presentation since E3 2018, and during the prerecorded broadcast, it is announcing game updates as well as new hardware, such as NES-style controllers for the Switch.

Backing up a bit, Nintendo also detailed its upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service, which launches in September for $20 per year. The service includes Nintendo Entertainment System games, and so Nintendo is releasing a wireless NES-style controller for the Switch that will work with those games. It can attach to the Switch like a Joycon, only it looks like the classic gamepad from the 90s.

Nintendo said it plans to release a 6.0.0. firmware update for the Switch console soon that will include a paywall for online multiplayer as well as classic NES games. Players can only gain access to online multiplayer and the NES games after buying a subscription to the Switch's new online service. Other Switch Online features will include upcoming games like Super Smash Bros Ultimate and cloud saves.

As for the NES-style Joycons, Nintendo will start selling them exclusively to Switch Online subscribers on 18 September for $60 a pair.

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To watch the Nintendo Direct presentation for yourself, go here. For more Nintendo news, see Pocket-lint's hub here.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published on 13 September 2018.