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News Nintendo Switch System Update 6.0.0 Launches Alongside Online Service
eShop maintenance also planned
Nintendo's North American website has revealed the next system update for the Switch will arrive on 18th September alongside the launch of the online service. After installing version 6.0.0, it will no longer be possible to unlink your Nintendo account from your Switch user account. This means you have until this date...
News Nintendo Switch Online Will Start On 19th September, More Info Coming In Direct
18th in North America
Nintendo has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch Online service will be going live on 19th September in Europe, and the day before (18th) in North America. The news comes immediately after the confirmation that the recently delayed Nintendo Direct has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Thursday 13th September. All Nintendo...
News Nintendo Website Suggests Multiple Switch Games Will Not Support Cloud Saves
Pokémon, Splatoon 2 and more
Update: Nintendo has now released the following statement: The vast majority of Nintendo Switch games will support Save Data Cloud backup. However, in certain games this feature would make it possible to, for example, regain items that had been traded to other players, or revert to a higher online multiplayer...
Rumour Cloud Saves Will Be Supported On All Existing Switch Games By Default
"You have to have a good reason to not support it"
We've reported about how cloud saves will work on the Switch when the Nintendo Switch Online Membership launches later this month, but there seems to be some confusion about whether or not all games will be supported. We've had a trusted source reach out to us to clarify matters. It seems all...
News Switch Game Cases Will State Whether Or Not Cloud Saves Are Supported
Update: More info comes to light
Update: Since publishing this story, we've managed to speak to an anonymous source who has shed a little more light on the situation. Developers now reportedly have access to a tick box when submitting games to Nintendo, with 'Yes, support it' or 'No, don't' options for cloud saves. This box has to be checked one way...
Talking Point It's September And We Still Don't Know Enough About Nintendo Online
How soon is now?
We're now firmly ensconced in the month of September, which – as Nintendo has gone to great lengths to tell us – is when its long-awaiting Switch Online service will finally be launching, a whopping 19 months after the arrival of the console itself. Even for the most dedicated of Nintendo fans, the wait is bordering on...
News Nintendo Shares Image Of Super Mario Bros. 3 In Action On Switch
Better than nothing?
At the end of last week, Nintendo of America narrowed down the release window of the new online service for Switch. It was revealed it would launch around the end of September, following an Amazon leak back in July. The same announcement also noted how there would be a “
News Reggie Says Nintendo Switch Online Will Connect You To Legacy Content "In A Meaningful Way"
"We know that Nintendo has a deep and rich library"
The Nintendo Switch Online service launches this September, but beyond a few basic details, we know very little about it. Keen for answers, Waypoint spoke with Reggie Fils-Aime recently and quizzed him on the finer points of the service. For example, what benefit will Switch owners see when...
News You Can Start Building Your Nintendo Account Family Group Ahead Of The Switch Online Launch
We are family
When Nintendo revealed its plans for the Nintendo Switch Online service a short time ago, it mentioned that Family Accounts would be a thing; using this system, up to eight Nintendo Accounts (including Child accounts) can be linked in a group. The Nintendo Account website has recently been updated so you can start building your group...
Reaction What are Your Thoughts on Nintendo Switch Online?
Are cloud saves enough?
So, we finally know. Nintendo's proverbial floodgates have opened and let through a relatively small but impactful chunk of knowledge regarding the oft-forgotten Nintendo Switch Online service. We've already covered everything that will be included along with all the semi-spicy details, but now we want to hear your thoughts...
News The Virtual Console Isn't Coming To Switch, Nintendo Confirms
Nintendo thrilled Switch owners today with hard details about its new Switch Online service, which includes NES games that can be played for free and feature modern elements, such as online play and voice chat. We've known that retro games would form some part of the mooted online package for a while, but many were hopeful that the Virtual...
News Nintendo Hints That Not All Switch Games Will Support Cloud Saves
Nintendo giveth, Nintendo taketh away
The news that Nintendo's new online service for Switch will include cloud save support has been met with plenty of praise, as with the current system, all game data is tied with the console on a hardware level. If you lose or damage your Switch, you lose your save data, too. It's great that Nintendo is finally...
News You'll Be Able To Use Your Nintendo Account On Multiple Nintendo Switch Consoles
Nintendo finally joins the modern world
Nintendo recently revealed more details regarding the Switch's online service, which kicks off in September. As well as confirming that cloud saves and NES games are on the way, Nintendo also issued a short FAQ covering various common questions relating to the service. One of these questions is quite...
Gallery Fan Concept Shows How the Nintendo Switch Online App Could Actually Be Good
Just do this, Nintendo
We've been pretty clear on where we stand with regards to the initial launch of the Nintendo Switch Online app - we like Splatnet 2 a lot, but the voice chat functionality is woefully undercooked. We've also shared thoughts on the basic features that can revive the app and make it a useful part of our Switch gaming routine,...
Editorial Nintendo, Somehow, Has Gone Backwards With Voice Chat on the Switch
It's actually worse than on Wii U and 3DS
When Nintendo confirmed that it'd be running lobbies and voice chat through a dedicated smartphone app there were plenty of critical remarks online. As a site we followed the line of a wait and see approach, but as crazy Hori workarounds and limited details emerged there was the whiff of a messy launch, and...
News UNIOM Wireless Adapter Aims to Make Nintendo Switch Voice Chat Easier
A problem that shouldn't really exist
The Nintendo Switch Online app has positives, like Splatnet 2, but it's fair to say that the voice chat component has drawn a mixed-to-negative response. It does actually work, but it's a far from optimal scenario and has a number of quirks and drawbacks. It's arguably an indictment of the functionality that...
Review The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Close To Perfection, And An Absolute Must-Play
Just in time
This review originally went live in 2007, and we're republishing it to mark the arrival of N64 games on Nintendo Switch Online. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time did for the Zelda series what Super Mario 64 did for the Super Mario Bros. series. It successfully brought one of the most beloved game series in video game history into...