Nintendo has been drip-feeding details about the service for months, starting with confirmation that subscribers will have access to classic NES games with additional modern features such as online play and voice chat. You will only be able to unlink a user account from a Nintendo Account until 8 p.m. ET on Sep. Eastern. You can stream the event live on the Internet over on Nintendo's website.
Additionally, purchasing the NES Joy-Cons will require a paid membership to Nintendo Switch Online, as one of the special offers. Ultimate, some more info about that new Yoshi game, and if you're feeling really lucky, an Animal Crossing Switch announcement.
Each controller can be used separately for any of the co-operative NES games you may play as part of the Switch online service. For example, when playing Super Mario Bros online, you can use a hand-shaped cursor to point out hints to your friends now playing. Not all games will support this feature, but it's a relief to see Nintendo add a feature that should have been ready at launch. To start, those who get the 12-month subscriptions will also be getting download codes for exclusive Splatoon 2 cosmetics. Additionally, Nintendo also gave updates on other first and third party titles coming to the Switch in the future, and also announced a plethora of ports coming to the hybrid console, such as City Skylines, Civilization VI, and Diablo 3.