Cloud Saves On Switch May Disappear Without Active Subscription

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Cloud Saves On Switch May Disappear Without Active Subscription

With the Nintendo Switch online details being released yesterday and the impending launch making your previously-free online games now incur a cost, the smaller but pertinent details about the service are now coming out. As part of Nintendo's FAQ concerning cloud saves, the save data backup for the Switch, Nintendo mentions that cloud saves are seemingly not retained if you don't have an active subscription.

"Save data stored via the Save Data Cloud backup is available for as long as you have an active Nintendo Switch Online membership," the FAQ reads. "Classic games in the NES – Nintendo Switch Online collection and the save data for those games will not be removed unless the user chooses to do so manually. These items are stored locally on the Nintendo Switch system but cannot be accessed without an active Nintendo Switch Online membership."

The implication, at least, is that the saves disappear if you are not subscribed. Nintendo has commented on requests for clarification by stating they have nothing to announce at this time.

Cloud Saves On Switch May Disappear Without Active Subscription

about X hours ago from
Cloud Saves On Switch May Disappear Without Active Subscription

With the Nintendo Switch online details being released yesterday and the impending launch making your previously-free online games now incur a cost, the smaller but pertinent details about the service are now coming out. As part of Nintendo's FAQ concerning cloud saves, the save data backup for the Switch, Nintendo mentions that cloud saves are seemingly not retained if you don't have an active subscription.

"Save data stored via the Save Data Cloud backup is available for as long as you have an active Nintendo Switch Online membership," the FAQ reads. "Classic games in the NES – Nintendo Switch Online collection and the save data for those games will not be removed unless the user chooses to do so manually. These items are stored locally on the Nintendo Switch system but cannot be accessed without an active Nintendo Switch Online membership."

The implication, at least, is that the saves disappear if you are not subscribed. Nintendo has commented on requests for clarification by stating they have nothing to announce at this time.

The NES Switch Controllers Will Only Be Available To Switch Online Subscribers

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The NES Switch Controllers Will Only Be Available To Switch Online Subscribers

During yesterday's Nintendo Direct presentation, while detailing the upcoming Switch Online subscription service, Nintendo promised more details in the future regarding special offers that would be available exclusively to subscribers. This morning we learned about two of them.

Splatoon 2 players who subscribe to Switch Online for a year will receive a special download code to unlock exclusive gear. In October, you will be able to download and Online Jersey and Online Squidkid V Shoes.

The more interesting special offer, however, is related to the new wireless Switch NES controllers. The $59.99 controllers will be available exclusively to Switch Online subscribers. The controllers will begin shipping in December and the fine print reads, "Limit one purchase per Nintendo Account with paid Nintendo Switch Online individual or family membership. Offer not available for trial membership." That means the family membership, which allows up to 8 family members to share one account, will only be able to buy one set of two controllers.

Splatoon 2 Ver. 4 Announced With New Weapons, Splatfest Features, And More

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Splatoon 2 Ver. 4 Announced With New Weapons, Splatfest Features, And More

Update: Splatoon's presence on yesterday's Nintendo Direct had a great soundtrack and attractive visuals, but it was light on actual details. Luckily, those details, like what exactly is ver. 4.0.0, are now online and the changes are mostly focused on Splatfests.

Solo and Team modes are being replaced by Normal and Pro. Normal, as its name implies, is pretty much normal Splatoon. Nintendo describes Pro mode as being, "for those who want to go solo and push themselves to the limit." You can read more details straight from the blog below.

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Splatoon 2 Ver. 4 Announced With New Weapons, Splatfest Features, And More

about X hours ago from
Splatoon 2 Ver. 4 Announced With New Weapons, Splatfest Features, And More

Update: Splatoon's presence on yesterday's Nintendo Direct had a great soundtrack and attractive visuals, but it was light on actual details. Luckily, those details, like what exactly is ver. 4.0.0, are now online and the changes are mostly focused on Splatfests.

Solo and Team modes are being replaced by Normal and Pro. Normal, as its name implies, is pretty much normal Splatoon. Nintendo describes Pro mode as being, "for those who want to go solo and push themselves to the limit." You can read more details straight from the blog below.

Original story:

Creative Director Of Assassin's Creed III Explains How He Would Fix The Game

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Creative Director Of Assassin's Creed III Explains How He Would Fix The Game

Earlier today, Ubisoft announced that part of the Assassin's Creed Odyssey season pass will include Assassin's Creed III remastered for the current generation. In addition to graphical tweaks, Ubisoft has indicated that they would be improving the gameplay based on feedback, but did not indicate how.

The game's creative director, Alex Hutchinson, has his own thoughts on what he would change.

While Hutchinson no longer works at Ubisoft and is unlikely to be involved with the remaster, he did have a laundry list of things he would have changed about the somewhat critically panned Assassin's Creed game if he were to take another swing at it. While Hutchinson tweeted about 11 different changes, we'll only embed a few here, but you should check them all out.

Creative Director Of Assassin's Creed III Explains How He Would Fix The Game

about X hours ago from
Creative Director Of Assassin's Creed III Explains How He Would Fix The Game

Earlier today, Ubisoft announced that part of the Assassin's Creed Odyssey season pass will include Assassin's Creed III remastered for the current generation. In addition to graphical tweaks, Ubisoft has indicated that they would be improving the gameplay based on feedback, but did not indicate how.

The game's creative director, Alex Hutchinson, has his own thoughts on what he would change.

While Hutchinson no longer works at Ubisoft and is unlikely to be involved with the remaster, he did have a laundry list of things he would have changed about the somewhat critically panned Assassin's Creed game if he were to take another swing at it. While Hutchinson tweeted about 11 different changes, we'll only embed a few here, but you should check them all out.

Fist Of The North Star: Lost Paradise's Kiryu DLC Will Be Free For Two Weeks

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Fist Of The North Star: Lost Paradise's Kiryu DLC Will Be Free For Two Weeks

Fist of the Northstar: Lost Paradise is, in many ways, a Yakuza game. That isn't surprising, considering it's from the Yakuza studio, and even features Kazuma Kiryu's voice actor Takaya Kuroda in the role of protagonist Kenshiro. Now Sega has announced that players can match the voice and gameplay style to the character model and just straight up use Kiryu's looks in Lost Paradise. You can check out a trailer of the cosmetic outfit in action below.

The DLC, which replaces Kenshiro in gameplay and some cutscenes with Kiryu's Yakuza Kiwami model, is free from the game's launch for two weeks. This means you have to get go "purchase" it for free within those fourteen days or it costs money after.

If you miss out on it, it's no big deal, because it doesn't change the gameplay or story at all. But if the Fist of the Northstar world is alienating to you and you need a little grounding of Tokyo to make it more palatable, your old buddy Kiryu is happy to help out. Fist of the Northstar: Lost Paradise is releasing on October 2 on PlayStation 4.