Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Animal Crossing’s Isabelle Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Animal Crossing’s Isabelle Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Yesterday Nintendo fully unveiled their Nintendo Online Service, which launches next week.

Wireless NES controllers are coming to the Nintendo Switch - a ideal pairing with the Switch's upcoming library of NES games. While we wait for more details on that, head down to the comments section and tell us what you think about Isabelle's debut in Super Smash Bros. To get access to this online library you must pay to subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online service which allows access to old NES games as a perk. However, if you keep the Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online save data saved locally on your Nintendo Switch console, then you can use it again if you purchase another membership. Annoyingly, very little that we didn't already know was shared, but an FAQ section on the official Nintendo website gives us a little bit more information. For comparison's sake, Sony's PlayStation 4 keeps your data for six months, giving you time to renew at your leisure, and the Xbox One offers free cloud saves for all users, regardless of a monthly subscription. That usually shouldn't be a problem, but if you decide to take your Switch to the cabin or some other remote location, you could find yourself unable to play the NES games you're paying a monthly fee for. "Nintendo Switch Online also uses the Save Data Cloud, so the same applies", reads the FAQ. That doesn't appear to be the case with the Switch unless Nintendo clarifies further in the future. Subscriptions can be purchased in one-month (US $4 / £3.49 / AU $6), three-month (US $8 / £7 / AU $12), and 12-month (US $20 / £18 / AU $30) increments, while a 12-month family plan costs United States $35 / £31.49 / AU $55. How Nintendo plans to actually enforce these restrictions, I'm not sure.


Can NES - Nintendo Switch Online games be played offline? Are you signing up?

Still, that hasn't stopped Sakurai and his team from revealing new fighters like Ridley from Metroid, Simon (and Richter) Belmont from Castlevania, King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong series, and now Isabelle.

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