New Nintendo Switch Online details emerge

Switch Online

As we get closer to Nintendo’s launch of the Switch Online program, smaller details begin to trickle out. The company shared what the service will offer in last week’s Nintendo Direct, though lots of information is still unknown. NES games with added online play is a selling point for some, and it’s been unveiled the games will feature improved visuals and some handy save state options.

An official Nintendo email spotted by a Resetera user included details regarding the enancements, which read:

Gain access to a growing library of classic NES games anytime, anywhere – with added online features and other enhancements, like HD resolution, filters, and special save states.”

The visual upgrades are nice, but having save states in regards to NES games is a huge perk. Replaying older titles thoroughly can present a challenge, as many didn’t feature save states. There’s truly nothing more frustrating than spending hours grinding through something like Mega Man 3, only to have your entire data lost afterwards. This Switch Online factor may prompt gamers to go back and play their favorite NES classic, or perhaps even dive into a retro title that they’ve never picked up before. Either way, it’s a win for users of the service.

How do you feel about what Nintendo Switch online offers? Though it’s looking to be pretty bare bones in the beginning, time will only tell if Nintendo can really sell players on the program.

Nintendo Switch Online debuts September 19.

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Aric Sweeny
Former Editor-in-Chief, now staff writer here at NE. I'm an English student in California. Let's talk Pokémon.