New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe announced for Switch

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There were a number of notable announcements as part of the most recent Nintendo Direct broadcast, including a slew of Final Fantasy titles making their way to the Switch in addition to new installments in the Luigi's Mansion and Animal Crossing series. However, as previously announced, Super Smash Bros. "Nintendo Switch Online also uses the Save Data Cloud, so the same applies", reads the FAQ.

Save data stored with Save Data Cloud can not be kept outside of the duration of your Nintendo Switch Online membership. The revelations that Nintendo fans are honing on focus on cloud saves and the classic NES games.

This statement suggests that, should your subscription expire, your cloud saves will be deleted with no way of getting them back. 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. The basic features, including cloud saves and a collection of NES games with added online play, were already known, but a few somewhat concerning new details have come to light. The FAQ doesn't exactly mention any sort of online "check-in", but check out the tricky wording to make your own interpretation if you'd like. You'll only be able to order these if you have a Switch Online membership.

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