Nintendo Switch Online Cancellation Deletes Cloud Saves, NES Games Require Weekly Check

The new Pokémon Switch bundle box featuring a Switch Online notice on the side

The new Pokémon Switch bundle box featuring a Switch Online notice on the side

Nintendo's online service, opening from 19 Sept, will cost £3.49 / $3.99 for one month or £17.99 / $19.99 for 12 months.

But perhaps the most interesting news from Nintendo Direct was that a swath of popular board games is coming to your Switch console.

In regards to the NES games, the FAQ confirms that players will only have offline access to these classic titles for seven days as long as their Nintendo Switch Online subscription is active.

Watch the Nintendo Direct video below for more details of the above reveals, including gameplay demonstrations and examples.

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Save data stored via the Save Data Cloud backup is available for as long as you have an active Nintendo Switch Online membership.

One small section of this FAQ talks about those precious cloud save files, specifically explaining what happens to them when your Nintendo Switch Online subscription expires. 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. If you are unable to launch Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online, then please try connecting to the internet again. 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.

Unfortunately, they'll only be available to those who Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

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