Thankfully, we can have our cake and eat it too. Asmodee, makers of many popular tabletop games like Pandemic, Settlers of Catan and Munchkin, is bringing many of its tabletop hits to the Switch starting in December.
You can pick up New Super Mario Bros.
Of course, with less than three months to go before the game's release, Nintendo could have another one or two more fighters up its sleeve, although series creator Masahiro Sakurai has previously stated that "we're kind of hoping you aren't expecting too many new challengers".
Unfortunately, they'll only be available to those who Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. Tom Nook appeared to reveal he is preparing a place for people to come home to after they enjoy time spent camping and playing Super Smash Bros. The New Super Luigi U expansion will also be in the package. No word yet on whether or not you can buy a single controller individually. Launching on September 19, the new service offers data Cloud saves, connects friends and players around the world and will work with the classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games such as Excitebike, Mario Bros Arcade Classics Series.
Last night, Nintendo announced that it would be selling NES and Famicom controllers for the Switch, which explains why those controller icons were included in the firmware.
A similar FAQ on Nintendo's USA site essentially says the same: "Save data stored via the Save Data Cloud backup is available for as long as you have an active Nintendo Switch Online membership". It seems that Nintendo's approach is somewhat stricter than Sony and Microsoft, as PlayStation Plus and Xbox Games with Gold titles can be played offline as long as the games are within the specified time frame, and downloaded on the console.
A host of Final Fantasy games are coming to Switch including Final Fantasy VII, IX, X, XII and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition.