Monday, 28 May, 2018

Nintendo's Virtual Console is Dead, but Something Better Might be Here

Nintendo Switch Online services detailed Nintendo Reveals Cloud Saves And More For Its Paid Online Switch Service
Edmund Robinson | 09 May, 2018, 00:45

As for Nintendo Switch Online, subscribers will have access to NES Nintendo Switch Online, which will be a compilation of classic NES games. After this announcement came more talk of a potential Virtual Console on the new system, but when Kotaku passed the question over to Nintendo of America, it wasn't the answer people wanted to hear. Although the Nintendo Switch already supports online play for free, that has so far simply been an extensive "grace period" between the launch of the console and the launch of the service.

No changes were announced to the Switch Voice Chat app system, but you will be able to use it with the NES Games.

Nintendo has finally shared more information about its upcoming Nintendo Switch online subscription platform. 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.

Family Plans: Nintendo Switch owners have the option of buying individual membership plans or a family plan.

The first 10 of the games included in this library have now been announced and among the games on offer will be The Legend Of Zelda, Super Mario Bros, and Donkey Kong. Friends can even watch their friends play these single-player games online.




With a family membership, up to eight Nintendo Account holders will be able to use the Nintendo Switch Online service, even on different systems.

"You can compete (or cooperate) online with friends, share your screen, or pass the controller, depending on the game", reads information about the Switch's online services on Nintendo's website. One month will cost $3.99, three months will be $7.99 and a year will cost you $20.

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.

Nintendo didn't clarify if the 20 NES games would later be joined by SNES games, but they did mention that they would be expanding the roster of NES titles over time. We'll find out more after launch. In a way this is similar to what Microsoft offers with its Games with Gold feature, although admittedly Nintendo's offerings are considerably older.

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