Thankfully, that doesn't appear to be the case, as some of the platform's free-to-play titles lack a disclaimer stating that they need to have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to play.
We've been waiting for Nintendo to launch its online service for the Switch for a while now, along with any perks it has beyond simply being allowed to play online.
"Online features including Nintendo eShop, Friend registration and management, the sharing of screenshots over social networks, Nintendo Switch Parental Controls, system and software updates, and Nintendo Switch News will not be affected by the launch of the Nintendo Switch Online paid service". So far Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Balloon Fight, Soccer, Tennis, Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros., Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros.
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But what may have deterred buyers, its inexplicably small battery for a device of this size, has been rectified. Samsung's made just the right changes to the Note 9's retail box and honestly, these aren't even necessary.
Players will also get a selection of classic NES games with newly added online play. An additional 10 launch games will be announced in the future. Friends can even watch each other play single-player games online, and "pass the controller" at any time. In addition, members will have access to a Nintendo Switch Online app and a 'save data cloud backup'. For an individual player, this feature will fun about 4 bucks a month, though a three month and twelve month option is also available. This will make it easier to retrieve game data should you lose your system or start using a new one.
These will be releasing in Japan this October, with pre-orders hopefully going up soon on Play-Asia.