New Details Revealed for Nintendo Switch Online

The Nintendo Switch Is Finally Getting Cloud Save Backups Shannon Grixti

The Nintendo Switch Is Finally Getting Cloud Save Backups Shannon Grixti

"Friends can even watch each other play single-player games online, and "pass the controller" at any time". Until the service launches, you can play those games online for free.

Only half of the titles in the initial lineup have revealed thus far, but they consist of some of Nintendo's best-known NES games, including Super Mario Bros. 3 and Donkey Kong.

First, cloud saves will allow you to backup you game saves and stop your precious Breath of the Wild progress from being lost if your console dies, gets lost or stolen, or whatever.

The answer to both of those questions is no and, as Jason Schreier of Kotaku reports, that's because "there are now no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems", as a Nintendo spokesperson told Kotaku after Schreier reached out to the company via email. Those looking to use more than one account to jump online will have to look into the Family option, which allows up to eight Nintendo accounts to go online for 12 months for $34.99.

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Nintendo is continuing to offer online play for free to Nintendo Account holders until the paid service launches this year. Note that Nintendo says, "for most" Switch games implying that at least some titles won't be able to support cloud saves and there is no indication what games might not support the feature now.

Like the equivalent services on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the Switch's online service has a cost attached: $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three months, or $19.99 for a year.

Finally, the service will be launching with only 20 NES games with the promise of more to be added later.

While you've probably played most of these games to death already, the Big N has revealed they'll boast some additional features, such as competitive and cooperative online play and voice chat. At launch, previously announced games Balloon Fight, Dr. Mario and Super Mario Bros. And, about 18 months on from its original release, the Nintendo Switch's online service is finally due to launch in September. Online NES Games are interesting with potential for more system is exciting.

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