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As mentioned earlier today, The Legend of Zelda – Living the life of luxury has been added to the Nintendo Switch Online app with the latest game update. Check out some footage below.

Three more NES games are now available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. As was announced last week, Nintendo has added in NES Open Tournament Golf, Solomon’s Key, and Super Dodge Ball.

There also appears to be an additional surprise. The Legend of Zelda – Living the life has also been added, which is the first example of a “special” version of the classic.

Did you know that the NES games as part of Nintendo Switch Online have a low-latency mode? When enabled, input delay will be reduced when playing games online. However, Nintendo says that it may affect audio and visuals.

You can follow the steps below to enable low-latency mode:

One of the main features of Nintendo Switch Online is the ability to upload all of your save data to the cloud. However, there’s been some concern about what happens to those saves after your subscription ends.

As a reminder, Nintendo’s official FAQ has stated:

Chinese Switch owners were unexpectedly unable to access Nintendo Switch Online after purchasing it, encountering black screen and connection errors. This is because Nintendo’s voice chat is hosted on Google servers, and all Google services are banned in China. Nintendo is unlikely to do much, given the Switch isn’t even officially sold in China, but we’ll have to wait for more information.

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GameXplain has put together a video comparing the emulation behind the new Nintendo Switch Online service and the NES Classic Edition. Watch it below.

Nintendo has opened up pre-order for the NES controllers tied in to Nintendo Switch Online. Orders can be placed here.

Note that you’ll need to have an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription in order to be eligible. Furthermore, you must have a paid membership and a Nintendo Account.

The Nintendo Switch Online service starts this week. As it turns out, you can actually pay the initial fee using My Nintedo Gold Points, as an FAQ on Nintendo’s website reveals:

Gold Points can be used when purchasing a membership in the Nintendo eShop. They cannot be used for auto-renewal.

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More and more details about the NES games included with Nintendo Switch Online are coming to light. The latest batch of information comes straight from the official site.

On the Nintendo Switch Online page for NES games, a couple of clips are shown. One of these confirms that suspend points will be included.

Nintendo is sending out emails to its customers about Nintendo Switch Online. Some additional interesting information has come to light about the NES games.

First, these titles are said to run in “HD resolution”. The same email also states that filters will be available, though no further details are provided.

Nintendo Switch Online launches September 18 in North America and September 19 in the rest of the world.


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