Nintendo confirms Fortnite on Switch won't require an online subscription to play

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However, for Super Smash Bros. enthusiasts, there was some important news about when they can expect to get their hands not only on the title but some themed hardware too.

Nintendo Switch's online service is set to launch soon, but before it does, two new facets of the service have surfaced, and it's more inauspicious news for Nintendo fans.

But here's the relevant line for royale battlers now and going forward: "Some games, such as Fortnite, can be played online without a Nintendo Switch membership".

Those after a truly authentic retro feel will nearly certainly want to pick up Nintendo's latest accessory - wireless NES controllers. A release date hasn't been announced yet, but customers will be limited to one pair per paid account.

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In this feature, we're taking a look back at the best Switch games so far. No word yet on whether or not you can buy a single controller individually. That isn't particularly reassuring.

Unlike Sony and Microsoft on the PS4 and Xbox One, Nintendo says that it can't "guarantee" your cloud save data will be stored for an "extended period of time" once your Nintendo Switch Online subscription lapses. After the lukewarm reception of the Wii U, many were beginning to wonder if the company would be able to survive in today's console market. The basic features, including cloud saves and a collection of NES games with added online play, were already known, but a few somewhat concerning new details have come to light. There's also a family plan that costs $34.99, but can support up to 8 Nintendo Accounts.

Exceptions will also be made for some games, enabling you to play online without paying anything in some cases.

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