Nintendo Switch Online Features Revealed In Nintendo Direct
The latest episode of Nintendo Direct just aired giving us a ton of new info about upcoming games. It also gave us what should be the last details of their Nintendo Switch Online service. Here's are the 5 aspects of the service that were revealed.
1. Online Play
Basically, once the service becomes available September 18th, you'll be required to have a Switch Online subscription in order to play your favorite games online.
2. Access To A Library Of Classic NES Titles
Subscribers to the service will also gain access to a library of classic NES title. IGN asked Nintendo whether or not we'll eventually see other console games such as SNES or N64 eventually. They responded saying that at this point, only SNES titles are under consideration although no confirmation has been made just yet.
At the moment, here are the list of games that subscribers will be able to play.
- Donkey Kong
- Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros.
- Balloon Fight
- Ice Climber
- Dr. Mario
- The Legend of Zelda
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Double Dragon
- River City Ransom
- Ghosts'n Goblins
- Tecmo Bowl
- Pro Wrestling
- Ice Hockey
IGN has stated that three new games will be added each month for the rest of 2018:
October: Solomon's Key, NES Open Tournament Golf, and Super Dodge Ball
November: Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack, and TwinBee
December: Wario's Woods, Ninja Gaiden, and Adventures of Lolo
3. Save Data Cloud
Gamers will soon be able to store their saved data onto the cloud, ensuring that if something were to happen to the Switch device itself, you can always recover your progress.
4. Smart Phone App
It seems like all in-game voice for Nintendo games will be run through their smart phone app which will require a Nintendo Switch Online account.
5. Special Offers?
Lastly, Nintendo revealed that Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be eligible to receive "special offers" though did not further elaborate on this in the Nintendo Direct episode. All that was stated was that further info would be announced at a later date.
What's interesting to note about the fine print here is that the special offers won't be available in all countries. Hopefully this means that in those countries, the pricing is different. Otherwise, people in certain countries would effectively be getting less while paying the same price for the service.
On the topic of price, Nintendo revealed the pricing structure for their upcoming service.
Again, with the subscription rolling out in a few days on September 18, we most likely won't be getting any more updates. So ladies and gentlemen, this is what you can expect to get with your Nintendo Switch Online subscription for now.
If any updates get made, we'll be sure to let you know.