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Cloud Saving and NES Classics Coming to Nintendo Switch With Paid Online Service in September 2018 May 7, 2018

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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Big news out of Nintendo today, gamers. The most anticipated feature for the Nintendo Switch since it launched over a year ago has been the ability to back up game saves in any way. Nintendo has just officially announced that feature is coming in September! You’ll be able to back up all of your important game save files online once Nintendo’s paid online service launches!

Cloud saves will not be the only feature Switch players will get with their paid service. Nintendo has confirmed players will get the following games will be available on day one of the service:

  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Donkey Kong
  • Mario Bros
  • Super Mario Bros
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • Dr. Mario
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Super Mario Bros 3

More games will be announced as we get closer to launch. The service will cost $19.99 a year, but you can also pay $3.99 for 1 month and $7.99 for 3 months of service. Family memberships for up to seven accounts on a shared plan will cost $34.99 a year.

I’m really happy with the cost and features Nintendo has announced today. They’re aggressively attacking the high price of services like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold, and matching features Sony and Microsoft already offer through those services at a third of the price.

The only unanswered question left is what will happen to a user’s access to the classic NES titles if their accounts expire. However, at $19.99 a year, I would be fine with losing access to the games if my account expires, most of those games are already offered on the NES Classic.

We will keep you posted with more information about this service as soon as we know it!

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