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Nintendo Switch Online Cancellation Deletes Cloud Saves, NES Games Require Weekly Check

The new Pokémon Switch bundle box featuring a Switch Online notice on the side The new Pokémon Switch bundle box featuring a Switch Online notice on the side
Cecil Davis | 15 September, 2018, 03:03

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As part of last night's Direct, Nintendo confirmed it is releasing new Switch controllers in the form of NES controllers, which can slide onto the Joy-Con rails to charge.

Oh, and while on the subject of the Switch Online NES games, Nintendo also revealed these cool retro controllers for playing them. However, if you keep the Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online save data saved locally on your Nintendo Switch console, then you can use it again if you purchase another membership.

It turns out that users will lose their cloud saves if they don't renew their subscription, and while NES games will be available offline, some sort of online check-in every seven days will be required.

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"Save data stored with Save Data Cloud can not be kept outside of the duration of your Nintendo Switch Online membership".

The Nintendo Switch Online service rolls out on September 18 in North America and September 19 in Europe and Japan.

However, the announcement of these controllers also seems to confirm that SNES games and controllers are coming to the system down the line. The FAQ doesn't exactly mention any sort of online "check-in", but check out the tricky wording to make your own interpretation if you'd like.

Nintendo Switch Online will set you back $4 a month, and a mere $20 for a full year. Any and all support helps keep DualShockers as a standalone, independent platform for less-mainstream opinions and news coverage.