We all knew it was on the way; Nintendo’s upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service will be “an affordable, multi-featured paid service that lets users enjoy online play for compatible Nintendo Switch games, access a growing library of classic NES games with added online functionality, back up save data for most games, and use additional features for the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app that will enhance the online experience for compatible games.”
When Nintendo Switch Online launches in the second half of September, members will have access to:
- Online play in games like Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Mario Tennis Aces.
- Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, a selection of classic NES games, like Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda and Dr. Mario with newly added online play.
- Save Data Cloud backup, which lets you save your game data online for easy access in compatible games. This makes it easy to retrieve your game data if you lose your system or start using a new one.
- Plus, enhance your online experience with features available through the Nintendo Switch smartphone app and receive special offers.
Nintendo Switch owners will not be automatically charged when the service launches in the second half of September.
If nothing else, it’ll bee great not having to worry about my save files anymore, and $32 doesn’t sound too bad for us Kiwis.