We don’t know much about the Nintendo Switch performance yet, but one of the first pieces of information to reach us already marks a change in Nintendo’s account versus console policy. That’s incredible, since currently games are linked – and therefore locked – to 3DS and Wii U hardware. Losing your console or handheld means that you’re in big trouble (unless you’re happy to contact Nintendo Support), but there’s sunshine after the rain it seems.
Someone, who apparently got his hands on a Nintendo Switch unit early, posted a screenshots of the set-up screen. A note at the bottom of that screen includes information on re-linking a Nintendo Account to re-download any software or DLC purchased using that specific account.
There’s a note though: software that has been discontinued may not be available anymore. Not sure what that addition implies, hopefully it won’t happen too often.
The Nintendo Switch is releasing worldwide on March 3 and will cost £279. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most anticipated launch titles. Others are Skylanders: Imaginators and The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+.