Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Gets Nintendo Switch ‘Cloud Version’ In Japan (VIDEO)

Nintendo has been pretty busy as evidenced by the company’s recent Direct presentation. In addition to several other exciting reveals, third-party titles such as Final Fantasy VII and Warframe received announcements for the Nintendo Switch. While this seemed enough to leave any fan of Big N with a wide-reaching grin, the Direct over in Japan included one more announcement that was left notably absent everywhere else: a Switch version of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

The upcoming Ubisoft title will see release as a streaming-only variant for the Nintendo Switch dubbed the “Cloud Version.” Suggested by the announcement trailer below, this solely online edition looks to retain most of the main elements of the full game such as naval combat, open-world exploration, and loadout customization. We also get a quick look at the game playing on an actual Switch, engaging in Spartan combat in handheld mode.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Cloud Version is currently slated for release in Japan this October, with no official confirmation placing the launch in any additional region. This notion was later backed up by a Ubisoft representative, who confirmed the current eastern exclusivity in a statement with GameSpot: “At the moment, this is a limited release for the Japanese market.”

While presenting a streaming-only edition of graphically intense titles isn’t a normal occurrence for the Nintendo Switch, another such ‘Cloud’ edition made its reveal earlier this year with a port of Resident Evil 7. This variant provided scare-inducing gameplay through online servers rather than from the console’s hard drive, replicating an experience in the like of Sony’s PlayStation Now service.

The Switch edition of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will have to wait for the West, but everyone will be able to play the game when it releases for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 5th.

What do you think? Are you gathering your Yen to get your hands on the Cloud Version of Odyssey, or are you not a fan of streaming games online? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more announcements from the recent Nintendo Direct, check out these next few news stories:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.

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