For games that already feature multiplayer, that's going to simply add online functionality, but for single player games, it will implement a kind of online pass and play system.
Another equally important feature is the introduction of cloud saves. This is the first time that any of them will have official internet features. Those hundred plus hours of Zelda will now be safe if your current Switch meets its untimely end.
According to a press release, players can purchase one month of access to Nintendo Switch Online for $3.99.
Additionally the service will bring Cloud Based Saves, and a Nintendo Switch Online app for iPhone and Android devices, created to augment compatible games such as Splatoon 2.
There's still some pressure on Nintendo to deliver a robust online experience for the Switch, but charging less than its competitors also lowers expectations a bit. 20 games will be available at launch, with 10 revealed today, and 10 more "to be revealed". The only way to get access to some peace of mind would be through Nintendo's subscription.
From September, games that have online like Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Mario Tennis Aces will all required the Online Service to play online.
Finally, the long-awaited feature - backup all your saved games into the cloud.
If you want to talk with your friends while trading off Zelda dungeons, you'll still need the smartphone app, though. Adding friends on the Switch is still a mildly cumbersome process, too.
"We will store save data in the main body via the Internet".
The U.S. Pricing will offer various price points, offering a variety of affordable options for different players depending on their needs.
Crazy Justice is another game looking to hit it big in the now exploding battle royale genre, and even has a colorful aesthetic similar to Fortnite. Still, it's a step in the right direction, finally.
Nintendo Switch Online provides players with much of the same: online play and special deals for subscribers. What would you like to see them bring to the NSO?
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