Nintendo Online brings save back-ups, free games to Switch this fall
Nintendo’s long-awaited online service is finally coming to Switch in November, and it’s bringing a slew of benefits — including, importantly, the ability to back up save data in the cloud.
The service also includes access to a library of classic NES games, with 20 available at the start. Confirmed titles include Balloon Fight, Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Soccer, Super Mario Bros., and Tennis.
The remaining 10 will be announced at a later date. An unspecified number will also support online play, including what Nintendo describes as a “pass the controller” mode for single player games.
Subscribers in the U.S. will have three options to choose from: Month-by-month for $3.99, three months for $7.99, or a full year for $19.99. There’s also a $34.99 family membership that allows for up to eight Nintendo Account holders on the same subscription.
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