Nintendo Switch Online Service Will Feature 20 NES Games At Launch
The Big N has finally released more information regarding its upcoming Nintendo Switch Online Service, and the details revealed are sure to please fans of the company’s classic NES titles. Announced over on its official website, Nintendo has revealed that 20 classic NES games will be made available through its subscription service at launch, with new games to be added regularly post-launch. Nintendo has released a list of half the titles that will be available at launch:
Nintendo Switch Online Service – First Ten Games
- Donkey Kong
- Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros.
- Balloon Fight
- Ice Climber
- Dr. Mario
- The Legend of Zelda
- Super Mario Bros. 3
According to Nintendo, players can “engage in online competitive or co-op multiplayer, or take turns controlling the action.” Additionally, each classic NES game will support voice chat via the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app. As mentioned above, the list is only ten of the twenty titles that will be available at launch; Nintendo will reveal the other ten titles at a later date, perhaps during its E3 2018 presentation.
In addition to the newly announced titles, Nintendo has also broken down what to expect from the Nintendo Switch Online Service, along with subscription costs. Here it is:
- One month: $3.99
- Three months: $7.99
- 12 months: $19.99
Family membership (12 months): $34.99
With a family membership, up to eight Nintendo Account holders will be able to use the Nintendo Switch Online service, even on different systems.
Save Data Cloud Backup: By using Nintendo Switch Online, a backup of Nintendo Switch save data for most Nintendo Switch games will be stored online for easy access. This is great for people who want to retrieve their data if they lose, break or purchase an additional Nintendo Switch system.
Online Play: A Nintendo Switch Online membership will be needed to participate in co-op and competitive online features for many current and upcoming Nintendo Switch games, such as Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, Mario Tennis Aces and Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido.
Nintendo Switch Online App*: The Nintendo Switch Online smartphone application can be used to enhance the online experience for compatible games through voice chat and other features.
The Nintendo Switch Online Service launches in September 2018.
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