Nintendo Switch Online service will be now required to allow you to play games online once again but that's not all as it also marks the arrival of "Cloud Saves" which will allow you to save games online but for a selected number of games which support the new feature.
It's not quite simultaneous multi-platform-you can only play a particular game on one console at a time-a la Netflix streaming, but it should be enough to satisfy hardcore Nintendo fans.
Nintendo Switch Online is available now for $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three months, or $19.99 for one full year. You can check it out for free for seven days with Nintendo's trial, just bear in mind that, like with many paid services, you'll have to enter in payment options and then opt out to avoid getting charged once the seven days is up. Games planned for October include NES Open Tournament Golf, Solomon's Key and Super Dodge Ball. And all Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be able to pre-order a pair of wireless Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers from Nintendo.com for $59.99. Friends can even watch each other play single-player games online, and virtually "pass the controller" at any time.More news: White House corrects transcript to reflect Trump's insult
Paying for a feature that used to be free can be frustrating, but the extra perks Nintendo is offering with the Switch Online service more than justify its cost. Of course, the use case for this is for households with more than one Switch system. KapuccinoHeck discovered that all the game files on Switch Online are run of the mill.nes files that can be found on the plethora of ROM sites across the internet.
On the Switch, it looks like modders can upload common.nes files to add games to Switch Online.
Chat with other players: A subscription allows you to use Nintendo's smartphone app (available on iOS and Android) so you can chat with the person (or people) you're playing with online.