The Switch is almost here and Nintendo has finally shed some light about its online platform and what will arrive on launch day.
Unfortunately, those that were hoping for an abundance of Virtual Console titles from Nintendo's backlog of classics will be sorely disappointed. The firm has officially stated that the Switch will not have virtual console support on launch but will instead offer a variety of different titles from indie developers. While there are plans to have 60 indie titles to arrive throughout the year, the console will launch with three: FAST RMX, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove.
For those that have funds on the eShop on other Nintendo consoles, you'll be able to share those funds by linking your Switch.
"Once they link their Nintendo Network ID and Nintendo Account and then their Nintendo Account to their Nintendo Switch system, this functionality becomes possible."
Yes, it sounds tedious, but at least Nintendo is providing some kind of solution to allow you to transfer funds from one console to another. Nintendo will stream a "Nindies" showcase on February 28 at 9am PT. The Switch will arrive on March 3 for $299.99.
Nintendo didn't provide any additional information regarding when the Virtual Console would be coming to the Switch, only saying that it will provide more at a later date.