A Roger Rabbit sequel, a REM reunion and a cloud-based backup for the Nintendo Switch… three simple wishes we thought would never be fulfilled. Thus far, we haven’t had any luck with the first two (Mr. Stipe, could you please give us a call). However, Nintendo has finally given us some details about a new Switch Online service and we are delighted to say that the third wish looks as though it is about to be granted.
For those of you who don’t know, Nintendo Switch Online is a new paid online service, in the style of PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live. It is set to be launched later this year.
There will be online interaction and deals for the describers, as well free NES games and online play. That’s not the best bit though – the best bit will be cloud saves. Switch fans have been asking for this for quite a while, so it’s great to see Nintendo listening to their fans.
Here’s what we didn’t know about until now: cloud saves. Your save needn’t be linked to your console anymore, which is great news, as anyone who has ever lost 20 hours of a NES game knows.
Other features include the ability to join online competitive or co-op multiplayer games and watch each other’s single-player games and pass the controls around.
The Japanese gaming company has already confirmed the first ten NES launch games — Balloon Fight, Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Soccer, Super Mario Bros. and Tennis — and will announce the other 10 before the service goes live in September.
The Nintendo website states that more details will be available before the official launch of online service in September.
The Nintendo Switch Online service will be $3.99 per month, $7.99 for three months or $19.99 for a whole year
Now, let’s talk about that Roger Rabbit sequel…