Nintendo Accept user control over their game saves. Nintendo is finally giving players control over their game saves. Nintendo has strived to entertain people of all ages for over 120 years. With our wide range of games and our stable of well-known characters recognised around the world, we’re committed to creating fun experiences that anybody can enjoy.
Nintendo revealed on Monday more details on what it’s calling “Nintendo Switch Online”, essentially a paid online service like PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live.
Nintendo Switch Online provides players with much of the same: online play and special deals for subscribers. There will also be 20 free NES games, equipped with online play for the first time — games like Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. 3 and The Legend of Zelda will be available as part of the subscription.
The service will cost $3.99 per month, $7.99 for three months or $19.99 for a whole year — but we knew that already.
Here’s what we didn’t know about until now: cloud saves.
One of the more frequent complaints about the Nintendo Switch is an inability to back up saves. If you have a 200-hour save file for Zelda: The Breath of the Wild, that save file is completely tied to your console, there’s no way to back it up. That’s a dangerous game to be playing.
New details on Nintendo’s site states that the Nintendo Switch Online service will come with “Save Data Cloud Backup”.
“Details about this feature will be available before the paid service launches in September,” says the website FAQ.
Nintendo has a strong history of creating entertainment products dating all the way back to 1889, when the company’s founder, Fusajiro Yamauchi, began manufacturing Japanese playing cards known as Hanafuda cards. Since then, Nintendo has branched out into other avenues, including toy production, and became a leading pioneer in the interactive entertainment business.
Nowadays Nintendo is most famous for its video games, and is dedicated to creating games with a strong sense of fun that appeal to everybody, no matter what their background. Nintendo produces industry-leading hardware, such as Nintendo 3DS family systems and Wii U, and is home to a variety of iconic video game series, including Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Kirby, Animal Crossing and Metroid.