Published: Wed, May 09, 2018
Sci-tech | By Eric Barnett

Nintendo Has No Plans for Virtual Console on Switch

Nintendo Has No Plans for Virtual Console on Switch

Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online: Members will have access to Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online, a compilation of classic NES games. The prices for the online service were revealed back in June 2017 but Nintendo updated it with a new tier.

The Nintendo Switch Online Service, like other home console online subscriptions, will give players an option of how long their membership will be. "With the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, you can also voice chat during your play sessions".

After a lot of waiting and wondering, Nintendo Switch fans have finally been offered some more solid details on the Nintendo Switch's online service before it launches in September of this year.

Nintendo Switch Online App: The Nintendo Switch Online App, which can be downloaded now on iOS and Android devices, allows friends to voice chat with friends. Let's see if they got the Nintendo Switch Online service right and secure.

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Nintendo has also confirmed Canadian pricing for the Switch's online services.

"There are now no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems", a Nintendo spokesperson told Kotaku. Subscribers can also download a selection of classic NES titles, some with additional online play, such as Dr. Mario, Balloon Fight, and Super Mario Bros. 3. It will also be possible to play these games offline. However just to recap, the service will cost gamers $19.99 for one whole year, but alternatively they can purchase monthly subscriptions at $3.99 a month or $7.99 in blocks of 3 months.

Of course, all of these services are gated behind a paywall, but Nintendo Switch Online's cost is substantially less than those of Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus. There will be 20 at launch and more added regularly.

The more important features, though, are the cloud saves, which means we'll be able to save our games online for access anywhere. And for the first time ever, players will be able to enjoy these games online. We'll find out more after launch. According to Polygon, Square Enix, SNK, and Capcom all have classic 8-bit and 16-big game collections for Switch already on store shelves or headed there soon.

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