We are fast approaching September which means soon we will all have to fork over our hard-earned cash for a service that we have been getting for free…and it doesn’t offer much else (that we know of so far). What we know of the service is that it will allow online play for the games that have it, we will get NES titles that have new online capabilities (yay?), and we will get backup saves…pretty much the most useful out anything the service will offer.
Nintendo of America has recently tweeted out a reconfirmation of the service’s September release:
#NintendoSwitchOnline will launch in the second half of September. The service provides access to online play & Save Data Cloud backup in compatible games and a growing library of NES titles with added online play.https://t.co/74Hzxk9spt pic.twitter.com/JtNgmjnilE
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 10, 2018
My concern is if anyone is going to care about the NES titles at this point in time with the way Nintendo seems to be rehashing them every which way they can. Something tells me that if Nintendo gave their other consoles the same love and devotion they gave the NES there would be some really happy Nintendo fans out there right about now.
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SourceCode, aka Lucas Hughes, is the creator/owner of Nintendo Playroom. He spends his days primarily as a husband/father/programmer/gamer. He loves all things Nintendo and is very passionate about the Nintendo community.