Nintendo Switch Online adds three more SEGA Genesis classics

Nintendo Switch Online allows players to engage in competitive or cooperative play with people around the world in many current and upcoming games like Splaton 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario The Aces of Tennis, Super Mario Party and Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

As a reminder, players will not automatically become members of Nintendo Switch Online when the service starts, so they will need to purchase an individual or family membership to avoid any interruption to their online play in compatible games. A seven-day free trial is also available on Nintendo eShop.

For the very first time, gamers will be able to enjoy NES games online. Depending on the game, players can engage in competitive or cooperative online multiplayer, or take turns taking control of the action. Friends can even watch each other play single-player games online and virtually “pass the controller” at any time.

In addition to all the benefits of a Nintendo Switch Online membership such as online play, access to a growing library of NES and Super NES games, and more, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can play some titles like Mario Kart 64 online with up to four players for the very first time (additional accessories required; sold separately)!

Today, three more radically retro games have been added to the SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online library: Alien Soldier, Super Fantasy Zone and Light Crusader.

You can play them all right now on the Nintendo Switch console with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

  • In Alien Soldier, the acclaimed developers of Treasure invite you to play as a bird-man with steel wings in his fight against 25 bosses. In this challenging game, you can learn new tactics with every defeat…or take advantage of this handy rewind feature to perfect your run!
  • Super Fantasy Zone lets you power up the ever-attractive Opa-Opa on eight colorful planets!
  • In Light Crusader, also from Treasure, let the nobility smash your way through a lovingly crafted action-RPG.

The Save Data Cloud that comes with Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions automatically creates a backup copy of save data for compatible Nintendo Switch games. This allows players to easily recover save data if they lose their system or start using a new one.

Nintendo Switch Online expands voice chat support through the smartphone app with a variety of fan-favorite multiplayer online games, including Splaton 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS and Mario The Aces of Tennis. Additionally, the entire NES – Nintendo Switch Online game library will also support voice chat using the smartphone app.

A Nintendo Switch Online membership also grants users access to special offers, such as the exclusive ability to purchase a pair of Nintendo Entertainment System Wireless Controllers, which resemble the original NES controller. The accessory makes NES – Nintendo Switch Online games even more authentic. Plus, it connects and charges on the Nintendo Switch console. NES controllers can be pre-purchased in sets of two for $59.99 (plus shipping and taxes) here by users with an active, paid Nintendo Switch Online membership. Free trial users are not eligible. NES controllers are limited to one set per Nintendo Account holder, and initial orders of the controllers will ship in December.

Individual subscriptions are available for $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three months, or $19.99 for 12 months. Up to eight Nintendo Account holders can use a Family Membership, which costs $34.99 for one year.

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack costs $49.99 for 12 months, while a Family Membership will cost $79.99 for 12 months.

For more information on all the benefits and services available with a Nintendo Switch Online membership, and to learn about a seven-day free trial for new users, head here.

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