First, the good news: Nintendo will finally begin offering a way for Nintendo Switch owners to back up their currently vulnerable game save datastarting in September. Now, the bad news: that feature will only be offered to players who spend $20 a year for Nintendo's first-ever paid online subscription service.
Online accounts will be portable across Switch systems, provided you log on to the secondary console with your centralized Nintendo Account.
The first 10 of those NES games to be confirmed for inclusion at launch are:
Rather than offer an integrated voice chat solution, Nintendo is still sticking with its bizarre and unwieldy smartphone app to enable voice chat between friends for the Switch Online service.
- Balloon Fight
- Donkey Kong
- Dr. Mario
- Ice Climber
- The Legend of Zelda
- Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros. 3
It's unfortunate the only way to back up saves is $20/year, but who knows if it will be like that forever. Was really hoping the would do something about the voice chat tho.