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Online Play Added To Certain Nintendo Switch Virtual Console Games

It was announced last night that Nintendo will begin charging for their online services starting with the Switch. It looks like they are trying their hardest to make the cost worthwhile to their fans. Without the any fanfare, Nintendo revealed on their official website that they will giving subscribers access to a NES or SNES game each month. However, the big news is that the games will feature ‘newly-added online play’. While there is no detail beyond this, it is certainly an interesting announcement.

Monthly game download

Subscribers will get to download and play a Nintendo Entertainment System™ (NES) or Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ (Super NES) game (with newly-added online play) for free for a month.


20 thoughts on “Online Play Added To Certain Nintendo Switch Virtual Console Games”

      1. I hope they don’t consider “ONLINE PLAY” as simply throwing in a leader board.
        Though…For what the other user said about Metroid, then I guess a leader board could work; but at the same time I would like to see some sort of actual online play.

    1. Omega Kalas Ridley X3 (Greatness Awaits at Nintendo Switch & Sony PlayStation 4! Come join us in the Light of Darkness!!)

      That would be awesome. And every time you check the map, you can see the location of the other guy’s ghost & can run across it running about on occasion. It would definitely give someone like me even bigger motivation to try & beat the game as quickly as possible. It sounds complicated but they could probably pull it off if given enough development time.

  1. I dont think i will be going online… i might get my hands on Minecraft: Switch Edition and Mario and maybe some Zelda, Maybe even Splatoon 2 But i don’t want to play every month because I’m already paying 70$ every year to play online with PS Plus

  2. This is another good move from Nintendo.All they have to do ready for launch is also have N64 and GameCube Games ready for the virtual console which would be awesome.
    Zelda on its own is enough to be the Switch, cry babies who brag its also on the Wii U so what’s the point are laughable!
    Being able to play Zelda anywhere,bus,train,plane,park,airport,shopping mall,car,van,hotels etc is amazing!

  3. Hang on, something is concerning me
    It says “Nintendo Entertainment System™ (NES) or Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ (Super NES) game (with newly-added online play) for free for a month.”

    Either I’m getting something wrong which I hope I am but doesn’t this mean that even if you’re paying for the online services you can only play the game for a month? And you will still need to buy the game after the month is over?

    1. Nintendo First Order Commander Quadraxis

      ||Yes, most logically have to do with the added online multiplayer to these weapons, however, it would have a higher appeal if they were GCN and N64 instead…||

    1. More stable servers, not sure about everyone else but I lagged to hell in Super Smash Bros and MK on WII U, but all my other consoles played perfectly fine.
      I was hoping they would announce paid online because I knew that would mean they were taking online play seriously this time.

  4. Their worth is still miniscule, online or no online. Actually this just reconfirms my thoughts that Nintendo thinks waaaaaaaaaaaaay too highly of themselves.

  5. I’m not generally an online multiplayer gamer anyway. I feel a little disappointed that they will be charging a fee for online play, but revamping retro games with new features might go down very well with devoted fans. Here’s hoping that Gamecube games come to Switch. I’d also like Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast to come to switch as well.

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