Switch online service will introduce cloud saves and NES multiplayer
Switch online service Nintendo’s long-awaited Switch online subscription service will bring back classic NES games with added online functionalities.
We already knew the service would grant access to a library of classic NES titles when it lands in September, but it looks like Nintendo has been quietly imbuing its vintage roster with online capabilities.
“For the first time ever, players will be able to enjoy these classic NES games online. Depending on the game, players can engage in online competitive or co-op multiplayer, or take turns controlling the action,” reads a post on the Nintendo website.
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There’ll be 20 titles on offer when the service goes live, including familiar names like Balloon Fight, Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Soccer, Super Mario Bros. and Tennis.
Even if you’re not interested in those extra bells and whistles, anyone who wants to play online and use features like voice chat will have to become a Switch Online subscriber,
Those with a penchant for online play will be able to choose between a one-month, three-month, or yearly membership plan costing $3.99, $7.99, and $19.99 respectively. A $34.99 family membership