Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch Version Announced

Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch Version Announced

Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch Version Announced

On Thursday night, that event included a few different announcements, including details about its new online service, a new Animal Crossing game and some fun NES-inspired Switch controllers.

I fell for it. Again!

As we previously reported, many games will not support cloud saves even with Nintendo Switch Online, including Splatoon 2, Pokémon: Let's Go, NBA 2K19, Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, Dead Cells, and Dark Souls Remastered. If the teasers are anything to go by, it's going to look absolutely bangin'.

The game also features two expansion packs, After Dark and Snowfall, which expand on urban planning to include concerns such as nightlife and entertainment and weather elements. Bringing that kind of experience to a portable console like the Switch feels like a no-brainer. For a small yearly fee of $19.99, Switch owners will be able to play their favorite games online, have access to dozens of classic NES titles upgraded with online features, cloud back-ups for their save files, and special discounts and offers only available to subscribers. Sony locks its cloud saves behind the PS+ membership but they are kept for around 6 months or so. But there seems to be some confusion about whether your cloud saves will be safe in the event that your subscription lapses.

Nintendo's cloud save page now also has a footnote explaining that not all games support cloud saves at all. In other words, if you decide to stop paying for the service, there's a chance your cloud saves will eventually disappear, even if you resubscribe at a later date.

Exceptions will also be made for some games, enabling you to play online without paying anything in some cases.

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