Nintendo revealed more information about Nintendo Switch Online, including pricing, Save Data Cloud backup, and additional details about the classic NES games subscribers will be able to play when it launches in September.
Nintendo’s Nintendo Switch Online service will launch as a multi-featured paid service that lets users enjoy online play for compatible Nintendo Switch games, access classic NES games with added online functionality, back up save data for most games, and use additional features for the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app.
Various price points will offer a variety of options for different players, including one-, three-, and 12-month individual memberships, or a family membership.
Subscribers will have access to a compilation of classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games. The collection will initially include 20 games, with more added on a regular basis. At launch,Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Soccer, Super Mario Bros., and Tennis will join previously announced games Balloon Fight, Dr. Mario and Super Mario Bros. 3. Nintendo will announce an additional 10 launch games in the future.
For the first time ever, players will be able play 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. Friends can even watch each other play single-player games online and “pass the controller” at any time. Every classic NES game will support voice chat via the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app. It will also be possible to play these games offline.