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Virtual Console unlikely to be coming to Nintendo Switch Online

Virtual Console unlikely to be coming to Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo has revealed a slew of new information ahead of the launch of its Nintendo Switch Online service in September.

Among them was more information about Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), which will give subscribers access to a compilation of classic games.

The collection will initially include 20 games, with more added on a regular basis.

At launch, previously announced games Balloon Fight, Dr. Mario and Super Mario Bros. 3 will be joined by Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Soccer, Super Mario Bros. and Tennis with an additional 10 launch games set to be announced in the future.

However, there was no mention of Virtual Console, which was a service that Nintendo previously used on older systems to bring classic titles to new consoles.

As reported by Kotaku, we're unlikely to see the service take the leap to the Nintendo Switch.

“There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems,” a Nintendo spokesperson told Kotaku.

Data clouds

Nintendo also revealed that Nintendo Switch Online is set to include a data cloud backup service so players can store their games progress online in case they lose, break or purchase an additional Nintendo Switch system.

The new online service will also set players back $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three and $19.99 for 12. Additionally, a family membership is on offer for $34.99 which will last 12 months and support eight Nintendo Account holders and will be extended to different systems.

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Amiki Cai is a staff writer at PocketGamer.biz. Previously she lived in China before moving to the sunny shores of the UK.

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