If you own a Switch, you do not need an NES Classic anymore, due for re-release in summer 2018.

The news came after Kotaku sent an e-mail to Nintendo in the wake of the online service's full reveal.

Switch Online, which has been in development since the console launched previous year, will charge a monthly fee and in return enable users to play online against others and back up data from their console to the cloud.


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.

There will also be discounts and special offers for members so you can chip away at that Switch premium you've been paying for certain titles. You can play the retro games right on Nintendo's newest console. 3, Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Soccer, Super Mario Bros., Tennis, with 10 more to be named later. Apart from the ability to play online, it will also allow gamers to have their saved files backed up in the cloud, so they can access them on whatever system they want.

The long-awaited online service for the Nintendo Switch is finally arriving this September, and the company released the price and details regarding the forthcoming service's offerings late Monday. Friends can even watch each other play single-player games online, and “pass the controller” at any time. One month is set to be priced at $4.99 CAD, three months is priced at $9.99 and 12 months costs $24.99. Those games include Balloon Fight, Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros.


Nintendo didn't clarify if the 20 NES games would later be joined by SNES games, but they did mention that they would be expanding the roster of NES titles over time. One great feature, now lacking that will be included, is cloud backup for game saves.

Virtual Console has been expected to be introduced to Nintendo Switch ever since it was launched, however, Nintendo has confirmed that Nintendo Switch will not be getting one and Nintendo has no plans for it.

The Virtual Console, as we know it, is dead, but that's not to say classic games won't be repackaged and resold to Switch owners in some way. More details about this will be revealed before the launch. But the games usually had some useful modern features included and offered a way for Nintendo fans to access the games they loved most from years gone by.


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