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Save Data Cloud Backup and More Revealed for Switch Online

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Nintendo recently revealed a few new details about their upcoming Nintendo Switch Online Service. There's not a whole lot new to see here, but among the details is a confirmation that we'll finally get cloud backups for our saves... if you subscribe to the service. It'll run you $19.99 for a year or $3.99 month-to-month.

A new option for pricing is the family membership, which can be purchased for $34.99 per year. This membership is good for 8 Nintendo Accounts. This service will be necessary for online play in most Switch games (all first party), but not local multiplayer.

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We've known for a while that the subscription will include some monthly classic games, and it seems for now we'll only be getting NES games to start. There will be 20 at launch with more added regularly. These games will feature a brand new online multiplayer mode. These are the currently confirmed NES games:

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

It also seems that Nintendo is serious about their Nintendo Switch Online App. They've reiterated that it will be the only way to use voice chat in online play. The online service will launch this September. After it launches, it will be required for online play on the Switch.

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