Nintendo Switch Online lands today, complete with unusual cloud saves

Article intro image

Nintendo have just announced the Double Helix Nintendo Switch bundle for Fortnite Battle Royale.

Please note: Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers can only be used while detached from the Nintendo Switch system, and only to play NES - Nintendo Switch Online games [emphasis added].

These will be followed by three additional titles each month with upgraded graphics and some limited online and two-player functionality.

There are a few payment packages, starting at $3.99 / £3.49 per month, or $19.99 / £17.99 for the year, which is considerably cheaper than Nintendo's counterparts.

Fortnite is also a free-to-play title on the console, alongside other games like Paladins and Pokemon Quest. Nintendo Switch users will be blessed with the "Double Helix" skin for their bundle, but is it worth your purchase? At the moment, we only know that Splatoon 2 will have a dedicated subsection, the already available Splatnet 2, but if you want to communicate natively via the Switch this is what you need.

If you're connected to the internet, your save data will be backed up automatically, even when your Nintendo Switch is in sleep mode. There is also a family option for US$34.99, which gives yearly access for up to seven family members. The Switch Online service comes with some other benefits to reel people in, although there are some unfortunate setbacks too. We expect the Android version to follow suit before the Switch update goes live tonight.

Related News:

  • Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez Edges Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin by Majority Decision

    Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez Edges Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin by Majority Decision

    Golovkin lands a punch on Alvarez during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena. The twelve and final round with the fight hanging close Canelo went after Golovkin but slipped.
    Josh Gordon let go by Cleveland Browns following substance abuse problems

    Josh Gordon let go by Cleveland Browns following substance abuse problems

    If another team trades for Gordon, he will play this season for his minimum salary and can be tendered after the season. For as much talent as Gordon has, this also has as much to do about the future of the Browns as it does Gordon.
    Dems go after Trump for disputing PR death toll

    Dems go after Trump for disputing PR death toll

    While Hostin said she "would never" company anyone to Hitler, she said Trump simply just "did not care enough" in this instance. We still don't know for sure how many people died when the storm hit and because of the horrific flood in the few days after.
  • Emmy victor  Glenn Weiss proposes to girlfriend Jan Svendsen on stage

    Emmy victor Glenn Weiss proposes to girlfriend Jan Svendsen on stage

    As the audience stood and cheered, Svendsen got out of her seat and nodded yes and made her way toward the stage. His shocked girlfriend, identified by Entertainment Weekly as Jan Svendsen , then walked to the stage.
    Florence's Death Toll Stands at 14 as It Weakens to a Depression

    Florence's Death Toll Stands at 14 as It Weakens to a Depression

    Around 50 stranded people were airlifted by helicopter in North Carolina , said Petty Officer Michael Himes of the U.S. That advisory came out on August 30, when Florence was developing near the Cabo Verde Islands across the Atlantic.

    Naomi Osaka Reveals What Serena Williams Told Her After Winning US Open

    Williams was fined $17,000 in total: $10,000 for verbal abuse , $4,000 for the coaching violation, and $3,000 for racket abuse. The umpiring community also had Ramos' back, as they have threatened to boycott Williams' matches .
  • Pot-smoking Canadians to be barred from US

    Pot-smoking Canadians to be barred from US

    Similar comments made by a border official to Politico sent US -traded shares of Canadian marijuana companies tumbling Thursday. Border authorities can ban others indirectly involved with Canada's marijuana industry from entering the U.S., Mr.
    Four-camera Samsung Galaxy A9 tipped for A Galaxy Event launch

    Four-camera Samsung Galaxy A9 tipped for A Galaxy Event launch

    The Galaxy S10 could become the first smartphone from Samsung to use a triple rear camera setup. In a bid to stay ahead of the competition, Samsung has something special in store for fans.
    SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip

    SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip

    The rocket in combination with a spaceship capsule is being built by SpaceX with the colonization of the planet Mars in mind. The original 2018 launch ended up delayed as it took longer than expected to get the Falcon Heavy ready for flight.
  • National Football League  player has bad game, retires during HALF

    National Football League player has bad game, retires during HALF

    He didn't say nothing to nobody.You know as much as I know. "Yeah, it's not going well right now. But eventually I hope to get a chance to speak to him and wish him nothing but the best".
    Apple touts its largest screens, cheaper models in iPhone revamp

    Apple touts its largest screens, cheaper models in iPhone revamp

    This is a cheaper version of the iPhone and is made from all aluminum and glass and comes in a variety of colors. Apple has unveiled the most expensive iPhone it has ever made, as part of a range of new product announcements.
    Trump dismisses Woodward book as 'joke'

    Trump dismisses Woodward book as 'joke'

    He gives one example of a National Security Council meeting that happened about a year after Trump took the White House. Woodward sat down with Perino to discuss his tell-all, which went on sale on Tuesday and has been widely discussed.


Most liked

Kavanaugh's accuser NOT ready to testify against Trump's supreme court nominee
She had expected simply to recount her story and assumed, going in, that because she told the truth she would be believed. Ford said when she tried to scream, he put his hand over her mouth. "Only then should the chairman set a hearing date".

Diver Behind Thai Soccer Team Rescue Sues Elon Musk Over Pedophile Remark
You'll recall Unsworth was critical of Elon's efforts to build a mini-submarine to help with the rescue. Mr Unsworth did not take part in the dives but had previously explored the cave complex extensively.

Japanese man to be 1st private moon flight passenger
The aerospace company, which is based in Hawthorne, did not say when the flight might occur or how much was paid for the ticket. Notable is the fact that Maezawa wishes to take people whose professions have - to date - prevented them from accessing space.

Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises
President Donald Trump said federal emergency workers, first responders and law enforcement officials were "working really hard". Florence set a record in the state for rain from a hurricane, dumping 33.9 inches (86 cm) in Swansboro, North Carolina .

‘Liverpool can win both Premier League and Champions League’, says Mohamed Salah
Gary Neville believes Liverpool FC have a strong enough starting line up to challenge for the Premier League title this season. Klopp praised PSG's decision to appoint Thomas Tuchel as their head coach, describing his compatriot as "one of the best".

More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts
Other officials have warned the storm could also bring landslides to SC . "A storm can come and wipe your house out overnight". Gusts of wind were powerful enough to make sitting in a parked vehicle feel like riding through turbulence in an airplane.

Hurricane Florence: What we know and what to expect
Ken Graham, director of the hurricane center, said on Facebook the storm surges could push in as far as 3 kilometers (2 miles). Some of the forecasts called for a storm surge of nine to 16 feet, and Harvey wondered where all of that water would collect.

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos create $2 billion fund to fight homelessness
Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie , pledged $US2 billion on Thursday for a new fund to start preschools and help homeless families. Customers can now also order items from the Mary's Place's wishlist on Amazon since March, 2016.

F1 leader Hamilton wins Singapore GP
It afforded him a more relaxing race than expected - heat aside - given Ferrari's advantage during practice this weekend. Despite the night-time start, the temperature was around 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) and the humidity intense.

More than 150,000 people without power from Hurricane Florence
Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds on Thursday but dropped to Category 1 before coming ashore. Florence's centre was about 40km east of Wilmington, North Carolina at 4am on Friday and moving west at 10km/h, the NHC said.

What Does the Manafort Plea Mean for Trump?
In exchange for dropping the other charges, Manafort has reportedly agreed to cooperate with Mueller's ongoing investigation. He sat straight or leaned his chin on his right hand throughout a lengthy recital of the charges to which he pleaded guilty.

Hurricane Florence Tracking Toward Carolinas Virginia Watches
While Florence is expected to strengthen as it approaches the Carolina coast, the storm will weaken before it makes landfall. And the storm surge, which could be as much as 12 feet in some areas, will be on top of sea level rise from climate change.

Chelsea v Cardiff City
Chelsea have attempted (2996) and completed (2677) more passes than any other team in the Premier League in 2018-19. Mentally the match after the break is very hard ; materially because we will play against a very physical team.

Andrew Cuomo, Cynthia Nixon face off in NY gubernatorial primary
Nixon has also said she is a member of the actors union. "Nothing could be further from the truth", said Nixon. Cuomo even if he wins, according to Jeanne Zaino, professor of political science at Iona College in NY .

Basketball WNBA: Seattle sacred for the 3rd time
That construction schedule manifested in an unplanned postseason barnstorming of our local Atlantic 10 basketball arenas. Now in its 22 season, the league continues its struggle for mainstream support. "I know she made me a better coach".