Cloud Service for the Nintendo Switch: The Good and the Bad

Switch Owners: We’ve got some good news and some bad news for your downloaded games.

The good news: Nintendo is launching a cloud program that will save downloaded titles at a rate of $20 a year. Pretty affordable! If your system gets lost or stolen, you’ll still have all the save data and titles and a way to secure your personal account.

The bad news: Well… like all the adorable animals at your local shelter, it turns out you can’t save them all.

The in between news: we know which titles it can and can’t back up!

We will edit the list once we have more confirmations, but so far here are the green light saves and those without support:

Good to go:

  • Bayonetta
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Flip Wars
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna The Golden Country
  • Snipper Clips and Snipperclips Plus
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Kirby Star Allies
  • Hyrule Warriors
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Dragon Quest Builders

There goes your neighborhood:

  • FIFA 19
  • Dark Souls: Remastered
  • Splatoon 2
  • Let’s Go: Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee

The unsupported titles may eventually become supported seeing as two of them are Nintendo products, but part of the reason for their lack of support may come from the game’s mechanics, especially since the new Pokemon games are hand in hand with Niantic’s Pokemon Go. We’ll keep you update with the latest when we get the news in, but until then the untitled Nintendo Cloud Service for the Switch sounds promising.  

Dany Best

Dany Best

Dany Best is a content contributor to The Hyrule Herald and one of the founding managers.

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