Nintendo Debunks Rumors of Nintendo Switch Virtual Console, Again

The Nintendo Switch Is Finally Getting Cloud Save Backups Shannon Grixti

It's A Meme, Mario! This is needed in order to play games online in co-op or competitive games, such as Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, and more. These will include classics like "The Legend of Zelda", "Mario Bros.", "Balloon Fight", "Donkey Kong", and many others. When the service launches, 20 of these games will be available at launch.

For one, Nintendo will be adding more NES games to the Switch's online service regularly, which now sounds like it's going to work sort of like Netflix and allow subscribers to have access to any game they like without any extra cost beyond the subscription price. Nintendo had previously said that the $20/year plan would allow Switch owners to play NES games with online features. All in all, nothing too major from today's announcement, other than confirmation that social functionality including chat will be handled by a separate Nintendo Switch Online App for both iOS and Android devices.

Alternatively, fans can opt for a three month membership for £6.99, or an annual subscription for £17.99.

Nintendo has stated that more details of the service will be announced closer to the September launch period.

Virtual Console has been expected to be introduced to Nintendo Switch ever since it was launched, however, Nintendo has confirmed that Nintendo Switch will not be getting one and Nintendo has no plans for it. In addition to this, Nintendo touts cloud saves and access to games from its Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console as other advantages of using the service. Until the service launches, you can play those games online for free.




More importantly, the Switch Online membership will offer free games on a regular basis.

The price of Nintendo Switch Online varies depending on whether you like to pay monthly, quarterly or yearly.

The most exciting feature coming with Nintendo Switch Online is the long-awaited ability to back up your Nintendo Switch save data to the cloud. However, those of you who want to use your online subcription across multiple accounts on a single console must fork out for a Family membership, which costs $34.99.

The Nintendo Virtual Console was Nintendo's attempt at bringing games from older consoles in a mostly unaltered state for the Nintendo Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS.

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