Nintendo Switch's Online Service Will Finally Let You Back Up Your Saves

09 May, 2018, 01:28 | Author: Shawn Conner
  • Nintendo Leaks

Where the free online gravity train for current online Nintendo Switch games will come to an end. While it may seem like a bit of a bummer that this service will require a fee starting in September, Nintendo is offering some unique features for this program.

The service will cost £3.49 for one month, £7.99 for three months, or £17.99 for a full year.

Nintendo Online Service will be available from September, where it will cost as little as £3.49 a month in the UK. When the service launches, 20 of these games will be available at launch.

We now know pricing and exactly what your membership fees will get you, so here's everything you need to know about Nintendo Switch Online. Right now, save data is confined to the system memory of your Switch console. The other 10 games will be announced closer to launch and more games will be added regularly after September. Friends can also watch friends online play the games, and can allow other friends to take control of the game at any time.

The Nintendo Switch Online service will grant players the ability to play online in multiplayer and co-op games.

The Switch's subscription will also give you access to the smartphone app - which is now free - and 20 NES games.

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The more important features, though, are the cloud saves, which means we'll be able to save our games online for access anywhere.

"There are now no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems", a Nintendo spokesperson told Kotaku.

Nintendo Switch Online has been priced, dated and detailed by Nintendo.

Whispers of Nintendo's forthcoming online subscription service - its own answer to Microsoft's Xbox Live and Sony's PSN - have been in circulation for some time, even before the Japanese gaming giant launched the Nintendo Switch console in 2017. At launch, previously announced the titles "Balloon Fight", "Dr. Mario" and "Super Mario Bros". But we're getting cloud saves! For games that already feature multiplayer, that's going to simply add online functionality, but for single player games, it will implement a kind of online pass and play system. That family plan supports up to eight users across systems for $34.99 per year.

While there now aren't any fighting games in the list yet, we may see some later down the road.

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