Nintendo reveals Switch's online environment and confirms no Virtual Console

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First, cloud saves will allow you to backup you game saves and stop your precious Breath of the Wild progress from being lost if your console dies, gets lost or stolen, or whatever.

Where the free online gravity train for current online Nintendo Switch games will come to an end. Confirmed titles include Soccer, Balloon Fight, Tennis, Ice Climber, Donkey Kong, Dr. Mario, Mario Bros. These will be able to be played online with other players, which makes them more fully featured than previous Virtual Console ports.

Currently, the online play for compatible games is free. With the release window set for September 2018, Nintendo has finally revealed all of the details surrounding the system including price, subscription models, online services, and more. A Family Membership allows up to eight Nintendo Accounts to use the Nintendo Switch Online service, even on different systems. There are 10 more NES games planned that will be announced at a later time.

No changes were announced to the Switch Voice Chat app system, but you will be able to use it with the NES Games.

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The paid online service will also give you access to 20 NES games on launch, with more promised to be added regularly as the service continues. An online subscription will also be required for anyone who wants to play co-op or competitive games, like Splatoon 2 or ARMS. A Nintendo spokesperson responded via email the following statement: "There are now no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems".

Kotaku is reporting that despite featuring these NES games as part of Nintendo Switch Online, the Virtual Console will not be returning to Nintendo Switch. A month's subscription for Nintendo Switch Online will cost US$3.99 (about Rs. 250), three months for $7.99 (about Rs. 500), and a full year for $19.99 (about Rs. 1,280).

The plan pricing for Nintendo Switch online only covers one user account on a Switch. This family subscription will cost you $34.99 Dollars per year and you can invite up to seven members to join your family group. It's a big thing for Nintendo to launch the paid online service.

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