Published: Tue, September 18, 2018
Tech | By Tabitha Holland

Nintendo Announces New Games for the Switch

Nintendo Announces New Games for the Switch

We're also getting another Wii U port, and it's a good one: new Super Mario Bros. But it'll also be home to the long-awaited details for the Nintendo Switch Online service, which is coming sooner than you think.

A new phone app also lets players voice chat on certain games.

There's a very peculiar rule that's worth noting regarding the NES games. The first are the wireless NES controllers that were unveiled during the latest Nintendo Direct. Ultimate features the following guests - male/female Inklings from Splatoon, Ridley and Dark Samus from Metroid, Simon and Richter Belmont from Castlevania, King K. Rool from Donkey Kong Country, Princess Daisy from Super Mario Bros.

Eurogamer reports that players will be required to connect their Switch to the internet every week to keep playing NES games.


Nintendo Switch game save data stored in the cloud is only available "as long as you have an active Nintendo Switch Online membership".

It will probably be quite a while before we get an actual new game starring the world's most famous plumber, so if you need a Mario fix, 2D or otherwise, New Super Mario Bros. As it is now in production, its secrets are being kept quiet but we eagerly look forward to more announcements!

Smartphone App. The app, like online play, has been free up to this point. Usually, Nintendo saves your information on Cloud, but with the expiry of subscription you might end up losing it.

"Classic games in the NES - Nintendo Switch Online collection and the save data for those games will not be removed unless the user chooses to do so manually".


On the plus side, Nintendo clarified that you will be able to transfer cloud-based saves between Switch systems just by signing in with your Nintendo account on as many consoles as you want.

There are a variety of payment schemes for Nintendo Switch Online: $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three months, or $19.99 for a year.

One of the worst design decisions in recent memory was the switch from players moving around the board individually to a shared auto that players take turns driving in Mario Party 9. This remake will include HDR and HD graphics, along with all the quirks of the original.

The first of these two surprise announcements saw Isabelle officially joining the Super Smash Bros.


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