Nintendo Direct September 2018: What we learned from the announcements

Sunday, 16 Sep, 2018

He (or she) debuted in Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

For those who need a refresher, a subscription to Switch Online will grant players access to a library of classic NES games. "These items are stored locally on the Nintendo Switch system but can not be accessed without an active Nintendo Switch Online membership". Games shown during the Direct included Ghosts 'n Goblins, Ice Climbers, and Dr. Mario. A question arises, too, as to how Nintendo will handle the incoming accusations of being unfair to other third-party software developers: why do some games get special privileges, while others don't? Something to keep in mind if you subscribe to the service. Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online also uses the Save Data Cloud, so the same applies.

Awesome astronaut photos show hurricanes swirling in the Atlantic
Nasa's satellites have been monitoring its strength and speed, as well as recording some incredible images of the massive storm. Hurricane Florence intensified Monday, becoming a Category 4 storm , according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Putin: 'Nothing criminal' about men accused of poisoning ex-spy
A Russian man wanted by the United Kingdom over the novichok poisoning of the Skripals says he will comment on the case next week. Detectives believe the front door of Mr Skripal's Salisbury home was contaminated with Novichok.

Hurricane Florence Reduces Its Intensity But Not Its Destructive Power
Still, she said, "I think we're going to stay put", noting her neighborhood's past success in avoiding power outages and flooding. The rising sea crept toward the two-story home of Tom Copeland, who lives on a spit of land surrounded by water in Swansboro.

As has been previously noted, Switch Online will be required to play most games online. A set of two controllers will cost $59.99 and shipments begin mid-December 2018. If cloud saves are important to you, then, you'll need to make sure that your subscription to Switch Online is always active, lest they're lost to the ether when it runs out. Only Fortnite is specified as an exception, but I'd hazard a guess to say that other free-to-play games like Paladins and the upcoming Warframe Switch version, now set to arrive on November 20, will likely also be exempt. No word yet on whether or not you can buy a single controller individually.