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pasty2k2

I'm back, managed to get quite a few of those Arceus downloads (have quite a few copies of the game, brothers etc). I'm almost at the Elite Four with my Platinum game. Soon as I get that done, I'm going for as complete a Pokedex as I can, so will trade some of these Arceus I have spare (I only want 1 or 2). First offers go to the Neowin community!

Pokedex 493

Name: ARCEUS

Type: Normal

OT: MICHINA

ID No.: 02010

Level: 100

Item: Rowsap Berry

Moves:

Judgement - PP10

Normal, Special, Power 100, Accuracy 100

Description: The user releases countless shots of light. Its type varies with the kind of Plate the user is holding.

Roar of Time - PP5

Dragon, Special, Power 150, Accuracy 90

Description: The user blasts the foe with power that distorts even time. The user must rest on the next turn.

Spacial Rend - PP5

Dragon, Special, Power 100, Accuracy 95

Description: The user tears the foe along with the space around it. This move has a high critical-hit ratio.

Shadow Force - PP5

Ghost, Physical, Power 120, Accuracy 100

Description: The user disappears, then strikes the foe on the second turn. It hits even if the foe used Protect.

Pretty awesome!

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freak180

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Loving this game!! A lot of good memories for sure :)

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Denis W.

I know this sounds a little weird, but please tell me the music in the game is a remix of the original GBC versions :p

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Tech Star

I'm back, managed to get quite a few of those Arceus downloads (have quite a few copies of the game, brothers etc). I'm almost at the Elite Four with my Platinum game. Soon as I get that done, I'm going for as complete a Pokedex as I can, so will trade some of these Arceus I have spare (I only want 1 or 2). First offers go to the Neowin community!

Pokedex 493

Name: ARCEUS

Type: Normal

OT: MICHINA

ID No.: 02010

Level: 100

Item: Rowsap Berry

Moves:

Judgement - PP10

Normal, Special, Power 100, Accuracy 100

Description: The user releases countless shots of light. Its type varies with the kind of Plate the user is holding.

Roar of Time - PP5

Dragon, Special, Power 150, Accuracy 90

Description: The user blasts the foe with power that distorts even time. The user must rest on the next turn.

Spacial Rend - PP5

Dragon, Special, Power 100, Accuracy 95

Description: The user tears the foe along with the space around it. This move has a high critical-hit ratio.

Shadow Force - PP5

Ghost, Physical, Power 120, Accuracy 100

Description: The user disappears, then strikes the foe on the second turn. It hits even if the foe used Protect.

Pretty awesome!

I would love one if you can spare one. I don't have Platinum, so I can't get it. :(

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Kondrath

I know this sounds a little weird, but please tell me the music in the game is a remix of the original GBC versions :p

Yup. I love the Goldenrod theme!

Also, I heard from somebody that there's an item to actually change the music to the original GBC versions...

Also, Pasty, I was thinking about doing that but I was too afraid that somebody would snag my pokemon before I got to it. Unless I did something insane like ask for a level 1 moltress lol.

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dead.cell

I know this sounds a little weird, but please tell me the music in the game is a remix of the original GBC versions :p

Believe so.

Also, maybe it's just me, but I'm feeling the battles aren't laggy anymore like they were on Diamond/Pearl. Maybe it's just a sort of placebo effect, but that's how I feel at least.

LOL. I did that with pokemon red. Trained Charizard... He basically beat the entire league on his own. Haha, that made me remember when I first discovered the daycare man in Red, I gave him an oddish at the beginning of the game. I COMPLETELY forgot about it. After i had already beaten the pokemon league a few times, I just started wandering around the map and stumbled upon his little house. "What's this?"

Walked in and remembered... ... It cost me a fortune to get him back. Level 52 oddish became part of my team LOL.

Wow, that's me exactly, Charizard and all! Except it was a high level magikarp, not oddish. :p

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I'm back, managed to get quite a few of those Arceus downloads (have quite a few copies of the game, brothers etc). I'm almost at the Elite Four with my Platinum game. Soon as I get that done, I'm going for as complete a Pokedex as I can, so will trade some of these Arceus I have spare (I only want 1 or 2). First offers go to the Neowin community!

If you have any left I would love one too, not really got anything super rare to offer though, on my HeartGold ive got all 3 starters I can breed if you need any of them.

My Squad at the moment:

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I started with Chokorita, the other two starters i got by breeding someone else's starters with a Ditto, the Mew is from the Japaneese Nintendo Wi-fi event last November.

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Kondrath

I just picked up the Pikachu-colored Pichu on my platinum. Would anyone mind if I traded it to you, then loaded up my soul silver and trade it back? lol, it's too risky to try trading with myself through GTS.

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pasty2k2

Yeah sure if you need, ill PM you my friend code.

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LightShadow

WoW! Thought I was the only Pok?mon Supporter here :)

I am getting both HeartGold and SoulSilver next week (Friday March 26th) when they get released in the UK. Can't wait!

My Team for SS:

Totodile (Starter)

Chikorita (Egg)

Cyndaquil (Egg)

Pidgey

Nidoran (Pokewalker)

Mareep

HG:

Chikorita/Cyndaquil (Gotta Decide)

Pidgey/HootHoot

Togepi

Nidoran

-Two Others- (Maybe Spinerak)

Might switch them around...

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argonite

I've always felt that the Gold/Silver (and the remake) versions were the freshest. New game mechanics, interesting legendaries and stories, nostalgia factor (you get to see Kanto and battle the main character from the last game!). The fact that it was a sequel made it more fun than the unrelated games that followed.

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dead.cell

Just a heads up to those playing... if you're looking to get Giratina on HG/SS, you can trade it over from Platinum. What you cannot do though is trade over the Griseous Orb which brings it out of defensive stance.

Apparently, the only way to do this is to have Arceus from the Arceus event. :pinch:

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vip

I just bought Platinum a couple weeks ago ... Still playing it, then I will grab this. I've played Pokemon since it came out and always enjoyed them! I'm 27 now ... been so many years!

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Kondrath

I've just discovered the wonders of breeding pokemon...lol. If anybody would like a Cyndaquill that already knows flamethrower at LEVEL 1 LOL, let me know. I can mass produce Cyndaquill eggs! Well, I have one hatched and 2 eggs right now, but I'll give one or two away if anybody wants one.

Edit: Now up to 2 Cyndaquills and 2 eggs.

This is going to help a bunch trading on the GTS :D

Edit again: My entire party (besides the one required) is composed of just cyndaquill eggs now :rofl:

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LightShadow

I just bought Platinum a couple weeks ago ... Still playing it, then I will grab this. I've played Pokemon since it came out and always enjoyed them! I'm 27 now ... been so many years!

Platinum is quite fun :) There is around 15 legends you can get :D. So it is quite worth the buy. I bought it :)

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Kondrath

Alright, I'm at 7 or 8 hatched Cyndaquills and 5 eggs. One is reserved for Tech Star. Would anybody else like one? :laugh:

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Tech Star

Alright, I'm at 7 or 8 hatched Cyndaquills and 5 eggs. One is reserved for Tech Star. Would anybody else like one? :laugh:

Thank you. I got to figure out this friend code thing first then I will send you mine. :p

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Kondrath

Thank you. I got to figure out this friend code thing first then I will send you mine. :p

Haha - just open up the Pal Pad in the Key Items bag. If you haven't gotten it yet, talk to one of the ladies at the Pokemon Center and they'll give it to you.

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mattnotley2004

I've just discovered the wonders of breeding pokemon...lol. If anybody would like a Cyndaquill that already knows flamethrower at LEVEL 1 LOL, let me know. I can mass produce Cyndaquill eggs! Well, I have one hatched and 2 eggs right now, but I'll give one or two away if anybody wants one.

Edit: Now up to 2 Cyndaquills and 2 eggs.

This is going to help a bunch trading on the GTS :D

Edit again: My entire party (besides the one required) is composed of just cyndaquill eggs now :rofl:

So you were just breeding your starter pokemon (Cyndaquill) and when it hatched at level 1... it knew flamethrower?

It's not a hacked Pokemon? genuine bred, hatched from the egg?

I was wondering, because I was given a Charmander which had flamethrower at level 1, and I was told it was bred from a hacked Charizard.

I thought it was a bit unusual having flamethrower at level 1. Maybe they just keep the same moves as the "parent".

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Kondrath

So you were just breeding your starter pokemon (Cyndaquill) and when it hatched at level 1... it knew flamethrower?

It's not a hacked Pokemon? genuine bred, hatched from the egg?

I was wondering, because I was given a Charmander which had flamethrower at level 1, and I was told it was bred from a hacked Charizard.

I thought it was a bit unusual having flamethrower at level 1. Maybe they just keep the same moves as the "parent".

It's definitely genuine, unless Prof. Elm gave me a hacked Cyndaquill starter :rofl:

I think they learn their parents moves. It knows 2 of it's parents moves and 2 of it's original moves.

Edit: Though after checking Serebii, flamthrower and hidden power are not on the egg move list for Cyndaquil :wacko:

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LightShadow

It's definitely genuine, unless Prof. Elm gave me a hacked Cyndaquill starter :rofl:

I think they learn their parents moves. It knows 2 of it's parents moves and 2 of it's original moves.

Just wondering who did you breed the Typlosion with. Because normally to learn level up moves it needs two parents both with Flame thrower. So ditto would not work I don't think. Just wondering.

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Kondrath

Just wondering who did you breed the Typlosion with. Because normally to learn level up moves it needs two parents both with Flame thrower. So ditto would not work I don't think. Just wondering.

Breed with a ditto I just got through the GTS.

Sigh, well I guess I have 15 illegitimate Cyndaquils now. I can't find anything on google about it knowing flamethrower / hidden power as a level 1...

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      Image credit: Nintendo (YouTube)Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Amazon US: $59.88 | Amazon UK: £49.99) - Three years of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild rocked the world, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo are telling the story of the calamity that took place 100 years prior to the events of that game. Combining the plot and characters of Breath of the Wild with the 1-versus-100 combat of the Warriors franchise should offer a refreshing way to experience the great battle against Calamity Ganon, and the perfect way to wait for the sequel to Breath of the Wild.

      The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Amazon US: $44.99 ($15 off) | Amazon UK: £47) - Of course, if you still haven't played the game that started it all, it's still as amazing of a game as it was three years ago. Breath of the Wild is the first open-world game in the Zelda franchise, and it's also the most expansive world we've seen in a Zelda game. It's incredibly easy to spend hours roaming around this world, and very hard to dislike this game. If you need even more, you can get the $19.99 Expansion Pass (£17.99 in the UK).

      Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Amazon US: $49.94 ($10.05 off)| Amazon UK: £47.00) - Even at two years old, Super Smash Bros. is one of those titles that you can still play for hours. Living up to its name, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has the most amount of content ever in the franchise, featuring every character that's ever appeared in the franchise and more is still on the way. If you want to expand your game, the first Fighters Pass added five fighters for $23.49 (£22.49 in the UK), and a second Fighters Pass adds six new fighters, which are still being released in the next few months. It costs $29.88 in the U.S. and £26.99 in the UK, and it adds characters like Steve from Minecraft.

      Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Amazon US: $44.99 ($15 off) | Amazon UK: £39.99) - This is already one of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games, but there's a good reason for that. Mario Kart is another franchise that makes for a great game to play with friends, either online or locally. It's a bit more accessible than Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, so it's easy to enjoy even if you're playing with people who don't play games that often.

      Bioshock: The Collection (Walmart (US): $29.83 | Amazon UK: £34.99) - Earlier this year, 2K Games had a big blowout of support for the Switch, and Bioshock: The Collection is a stellar addition to the library. Featuring the entirety of the Bioshock franchise, made up of three fantastic first-person shooter titles, the collection on the Switch is a great deal. However, even if you buy the physical version, the games require a significant download, so you will probably need to buy a microSD card as well.

      Ring Fit Adventure (Amazon US: $79.99 | Amazon UK: £64.99) - It's not everyday that a videogame combines physical exercise with a single-player adventure and RPG elements, but Ring Fit Adventure does it wonderfully. This game will make you sweat a lot, and it'll motivate you to keep going, which is great if you want to stay active and don't have that much time to exercise outside your house.

      Pokémon Sword and Shield (Amazon US: $39.99 ($20 off) | Amazon UK: £39.99 each) - Almost any Pokémon title is fairly easy to recommend for Nintendo fans, and Sword and Shield brought a lot new to the table, with the more expansive Wild Area allowing for free camera controls, the Dynamax and Gigantamax transformations, and more. If you'd like even more content, the Expansion Pass was released this year, adding the Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra areas, new Pokémon, and new mechanics to make competitive battling more accessible. The Expansion Pass costs $29.88 in the U.S. and £26.99 in the UK, but it's only available digitally. Or you can get a new edition of the game including the Expansion Pass, which costs $88.59 in the U.S. or £64.99 in the UK.

      If you already own all of these or if you're looking for something different, there are a ton of great games on the Switch. Here are some of the most popular titles:

      Borderlands Legendary Collection - Amazon US: $29.83 | GAME (UK): £39.99 Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Amazon US: $32.84 ($7.15 off) | Amazon UK: £27 DOOM - Amazon US: Check stock | Amazon UK: Check stock Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition - Best Buy (US): $59.99 | Amazon UK: £39.99 (£5 off) Immortals Fenyx Rising (releases December 3) - Amazon US: $49.94 ($10.05 off)| Amazon UK: £49.99 Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory - Amazon US: $49.94 ($10.05 off) | Amazon UK: £49.99 Kirby Star Allies - Amazon US: $49.94 ($10.05 off, in stock December 8)| Amazon UK: £49.99 Luigi's Mansion 3 - Amazon US: $39.99 ($20 off) | GAME (UK): £44.99 Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit - Best Buy (US): $99.99 | Amazon UK: £99.99 Mario Tennis Aces - Amazon US: $29.99 ($30 off) | Amazon UK: £39.99 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order - Amazon US: $59.99 | Amazon UK: Check stock Minecraft - Amazon US: $23.92 ($6.07 off)| Amazon UK: £19 Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition - Amazon US: $19.99 ($10 off) | Amazon UK: £19.99 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered - Amazon US: $39.99 | Amazon UK: £29.99 (£3.80 off) New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - Best Buy (US): $34.99 ($25 off)| Amazon UK: £39.99 Octopath Traveler - Amazon US: $49.84 ($10.15 off, in stock December 20)| Amazon UK: Check stock Ori and the Blind Forest (releases December 8) - Amazon US: $39.99 | Amazon UK: £39.99 Ori and the Will of the Wisps (releases November 8) - Amazon US: $39.99 | Amazon UK: £39.99 Paper Mario: The Origami King - Best Buy (US): $59.99 | Amazon UK: £39.90 Pikmin 3 Deluxe - Amazon US: $59.99 | Amazon UK: £39.99 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Best Buy (US): $54.43 ($5.56 off) | Amazon UK: £36.99 Sniper Elite 4 - Amazon US: $39.99 | Amazon UK: £29.99 Splatoon 2 - Best Buy (US): $39.99 ($20 off) | Amazon UK: £39 Super Mario Maker 2 - Amazon US: $39.99 ($20 off) | GAME (UK): £44.99 Super Mario Odyssey - Amazon US: $44.99 ($15 off) | Amazon UK: £39.99 Super Mario Party - Amazon US: $44.99 ($15 off) | Amazon UK: £39.99 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - Amazon US: $39.99 ($20 off)| Amazon UK: £39.99 The Outer Worlds - Amazon US: $37.82 | Amazon UK: £38.72 The Witcher 3 - Amazon US: $49.99 ($10 off)| Game (UK): £39.99 Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Amazon US: $49.99 ($10 off)| Amazon UK: £35.99 Nintendo Switch Accessories

      One thing you're most likely going to need if you own a Switch is a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, which is required if you want to play games online. If you don't know what games your gift recipient likes or has, a Nintendo eShop gift card can be useful so they can buy whatever they want.

      Nintendo eShop Gift Card - Amazon US: from $5 | Amazon UK: from £15 Nintendo Switch Online 12-month Individual Membership - Amazon US: $19.99 | Amazon UK: £17.99 Nintendo Switch Online 12-month Family Membership - Target (US): $19.99 ($15 off) | Amazon UK: £31.49 If you're shopping for someone who already has a Switch, or you want to bundle in some extra goodies, accessories may be the way to go. If the Switch is going to be used by a lot of people, a set of extra Joy-Con will be nice, or you can get a more traditional controller if you're about more traditional-style gaming. Here are some of our suggestions:

      Joy-Con Set - US: from $69 | UK: from £59 Joy-Con Charging Grip - US: $24.88 | UK: £24



      If your Switch is often used by a lot of people, an extra set of Joy-Con will help make sure everyone can play. There are a few color options available, so you can choose your favorites. Keeping that extra set of Joy-Con charged won't be easy with a single switch, so a charging grip can be pretty useful, too. It lets you play and charge the Joy-Con at the same time. Nintendo Switch Pro Controller- US: $59 | UK: £53 Satisfye ZenGrip Pro - from $20.99/£17



      For more traditional-style gaming, Nintendo offers the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, which has bigger buttons, better grips, and almost all the same features as the Joy-Con, including six-axis motion controls, HD rumble, and amiibo scanning. The Switch's form factor makes it very versatile but being so flat and thin isn't always ideal for comfort in handheld mode. The Satisfye ZenGrip pro helps the Switch feel more comfortable in your hand, and you can get it bundled with all sorts of goodies like a carrying case. There's also a version for the Switch Lite from $19.99/£16. 8BitDo Wireless Adapter - US: $19.99 | UK: £13.84 Genki Covert Dock - $74.99 ($69.99 with coupon)



      If you already have a controller you like lying around, such as the Xbox Wireless Controller, you may want to use it with the Switch. The 8BitDo Wireless Adapter lets you do just that, and it actually works pretty well, allowing you to save some money. You can also use it with other devices, like a PC. The Switch comes with a dock that lets you connect it to a TV, but it's quite bulky if you want to take it to a friend's house or on a long trip. The Covert Dock is a fantastic way to take the full Switch experience with you, and you can read our full thoughts on it here. It's only available on Amazon US or Genki's website, but it ships worldwide. Beware, though, this won't make a Switch Lite connect to a TV. Carrying case - US: $12.99 | UK: £14.99 SanDisk microSD card - US: from $6.19 | UK: from £4.91



      If you're carrying your Switch around a lot, you might want to keep it protected, and cases are the best way to do it. There are options from a ton of companies, and the links we included here are just examples made or licensed by Nintendo. You can also find some for the Switch Lite, such as this HORI one for $13.99 in the U.S. or this Nintendo one for £12.99 in the UK. No matter which model of the Switch you get, it only comes with 32GB of internal storage, which is going to run out very quickly if you install games from the eShop. SanDisk is one of the most renowned microSD card makers, and we thoroughly recommend its products. Outside of sales, the 128GB or 200GB cards usually offer the best price-to-capacity ratio, but it's definitely worth checking for sales to get a better deal. We hope these options help bring some joy to your 2020. Happy holidays!

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      No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2 get surprise release on Switch
      by João Carrasqueira

      Nintendo revealed No More Heroes III, the third-entry in the hack-and-slash series developed by Grasshopper, for the Nintendo Switch at last year's E3, with a proper trailer being released during The Game Awards. Initially slated for a release in 2020, the title has unfortunately been delayed to next year due to the pandemic, but the company is trying to hold fans over until the release by making the first two entries available on the Nintendo Switch.

      No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle were originally released on the Wii, in 2007 and 2010, respectively. The titles feature Travis Touchdown, a man driven to become an assassin as a way to make money. The first two games focus mostly on Travis' career as an assassin, making his way up the ranks of the United Assassins Association by mowing down other assassins. The Switch versions are simple remasters, with some upgraded textures and improved text fonts.

      In addition to revealing the re-release of the first two titles, Nintendo also showed off a short new trailer for No More Heroes III, the first one featuring gameplay. The trailer features the anti-hero facing off against alien enemies, which are the primary threat in the game this time around. The goal is simple - to destroy all the aliens.

      No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle are both available today on the Nintendo eShop, each costing $17.99/£16.19 at launch, with the regular price being $19.99/£17.99. The third entry is slated for a vague 2021 release.

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      Control Ultimate Edition and Hitman 3 are coming to the Switch through the cloud
      by João Carrasqueira



      Today, Nintendo released the last of its Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase presentations, and with it came a few announcements. One of the most notable is the fact that both Control Ultimate Edition and Hitman 3 are coming to the company's hybrid, the Nintendo Switch.

      These are two current-generation titles with promises of upgrades to the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, so it may be surprising that they're making their way to the Switch. Well, it's because they won't be running on the Switch itself. Instead, these are cloud versions of the game, meaning you'll be streaming them to your console using the internet. This format had been experimented with before on the Nintendo Switch, with Resident Evil VII: Biohazard releasing this way, but only in Japan. This time, the release is worldwide.

      Control Ultimate Edition features the base version of Control, originally released last year, as well as all the additional content released for the game since then. The Ultimate Edition was released earlier this year for PC and other consoles. In Control, players take the role of the head of the Federal Bureau of Control, as a "corruptive presence" has invaded the organization. You can watch the Nintendo Switch trailer below.

      Control Ultimate Edition is available today on the Switch. To play the game, you can download the streaming app for free from the Nintendo eShop, which gives you access to up to 10 minutes of gameplay. After that, you can purchase an Access Pass from the Nintendo eShop, which costs $39.99/€39.99/£34.99.

      Hitman 3 is a game slated for release on other platforms on January 20, and the cloud version for the Switch is said to be available "soon". It's interesting to see Nintendo embrace cloud gaming as part of its Switch strategy, and it raises the question of whether the company plans to continue leveraging the technology to gain access to more hardware-intensive games as we head into the next generation of consoles.