Part of the paid Nintendo Switch Online Service offering - launching in the autumn after a free period - is the promise of a monthly free Classic game download. Here's how Nintendo described the offer.
"Monthly game download: Subscribers will get to download and play a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) or Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Super NES) game (with newly-added online play) for free for a month."
There has been some confusion regarding the "free for a month" line, with some thinking it similar to PS Plus model, whilst others took it to mean the game would be playable for free only for a month. Unfortunately, the latter is correct.
"It means that essentially you’ve got access to that game for a period of time, and then after the month there’s a new selection. You’ll have the opportunity to buy it, but [after] that month we’ve moved on to another game," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime clarified to Wired.
There is some positive news regarding classic Virtual Console titles on Switch, with Fils-Aime hinting that there will be a discount scheme for those who already own the games on other Nintendo systems.
"We recognise that some of our most passionate fans have spent quite a bit, whether it’s with Virtual Console on Wii or Wii U, and we recognise that consumers are rightly concerned about moving to Nintendo Switch without backward compatibility. My comment is: Stay tuned, we understand the concern, more information to come," he explained.
Nintendo Switch launched March 3.