Dont Expect a Virtual Console on Nintendo Switch When it Launches

first_img ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President Stay on target As you may already know, the Nintendo Switch will launch with a paltry lineup of games. A robust selection of Virtual Console titles could have helped matters. Unfortunately, Nintendo has just announced that this service will not be available when the console hits stores in March.In the same email where it made this announcement, Nintendo highlighted two indie games coming to Switch: FAST RMX, and Shovel Night. These are two of the sixty indie games coming to Switch this year. In fact, the vast majority of the Switch’s launch lineup consists of indie games. While most are ports, they do help expand the lineup.Nintendo didn’t just have bad news to offer. The email also specified that existing eShop and Virtual Console purchases will carry over to the Switch. This means that you won’t have to re-purchase anything you had previously bought from either digital store.“People who already have funds in their accounts on other Nintendo devices can access them using a shared wallet that works on Nintendo Switch as well,” read the email. “Once they link their Nintendo Network ID and Nintendo Account and then their Nintendo Account to their Nintendo Switch system, this functionality becomes possible.”Like Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo will offer its own subscription service for the Switch. A trial version will be available when the Switch launches, with the full service going live this fall. Subscribers will have access to two Virtual Console games each month. Since the Virtual Console won’t be available at launch, it seems unlikely that users will be able to try out any games for the service.The Nintendo Switch will be released on March 3. On the Tuesday of that week, it will host a “Nindies Showcase” live stream at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET. As you can tell from that clever name, the company will spotlight a number of independent games coming to Switch.last_img

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