According to an announcement on Nintendo’s website, they will be introducing cloud saves to the Switch when Nintendo Switch Online debuts this September.

Along with other information, the “Save Data Cloud Backup” block reads, “Save your data online for easy access. Details about this feature will be available before the paid service launches in September.”

Although light in actual info, gamers surely see the importance of cloud saves for the Switch. No longer will players have to worry about losing the hours of progress they have in their favorite games.

Also included with the online service will be a library of 20 classic NES games, with more to come, according to Nintendo. The service, dubbed the “NES-Nintendo Switch Online”, will include the following titles on launch:

  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Donkey Kong
  • Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • Mario
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Super Mario Bros. 3

The online service will start at $3.99 USD for one month, $7.99 USD for three months, or $19.99 for a year. There will also be a Family Membership available for $34.99 that will allow access for up to eight accounts. By comparison, both Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus costs users $60 USD for a year of access.

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