Nintendo Switch Online will add Cloud Saves and Classic Titles with Multiplayer

Nintendo Switch Online will add Cloud Saves and Classic Titles with Multiplayer

Nintendo announced details around its upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service Monday night and soon after confirmed that there is no plan for the Virtual Console to come to the Switch.

The more intriguing option is what Nintendo calls its Twelve Month Family Membership, which, for $34.99, allows up to eight Nintendo accounts to use the subscription service - even on different consoles.

Nintendo Entertainment System- Nintendo Switch Online: As we had heard perviously, Nintendo Switch Online members will get access to a compilation of classic NES games. 3, Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Soccer, Super Mario Bros. and Tennis.

While Nintendo hasn't revealed much about how it will work - though has promised more will be revealed closer to the September launch - Nintendo Switch Online will also feature a Cloud Save component to store your game progress data on the company's servers.

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JAPANESE GAMING OUTFIT Nintendo has finally revealed the details of its paid-for online service ahead of its September 2018 arrival.

Besides NES games, the Nintendo Online service features Data Cloud Backup, a feature that has been requested the most for the Nintendo Switch.

The Switch doesn't now have any way of backing up your game saves, so if you lose them that's it. Join the online service though and you can back up your data to the cloud - although there's already a caveat that says that won't include all games.

The perks of the subscription include exclusives offers, access to free NES games, online multiplayer and Switch Online app for Smartphones. Online play for certain games is free for the moment, but will also end up locked behind this service once it launches in September.

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Of course, all of these services are gated behind a paywall, but Nintendo Switch Online's cost is substantially less than those of Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus. One of the big issues for Nintendo Switch gamers right now is that if your console breaks in (or out of) warranty, you lose all your local save data meaning all your game progress is lost.

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima noted that despite 3DS being 7 years old is still being supported by Nintendo because it is cheaper compared to Switch and that makes it easier for parents to but this handheld for their children. "As expected, the service will be priced at $20 per month, though "$4 for One Month" and "$8 for Three Months" plans will also be available.

Of note is the representative's use of "banner", as classic games will still be included on the eShop and as part of the online service model.

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