Nintendo’s North American website has been updated for a number of games, to include a statement informing users that it will not include support for Nintendo Switch Online’s Cloud Save service. NBA 2K19, FIFA 19, Dead Cells, Dark Souls: Remastered, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee, & Splatoon 2have all been shown to include the following snippet: “This game does not support Save Data Cloud backup.”

Nintendo has commented on the findings clarifying that most games will be supported but some are excluded from the service to ensure “fair play”. The

“The vast majority of Nintendo Switch games will support Save Data Cloud backup. However, in certain games this feature would make it possible to, for example, regain items that had been traded to other players, or revert to a higher online multiplayer ranking that had been lost. To ensure fair play, Save Data Cloud backup may not be enabled for such games. To ensure that Save Data Cloud backups cannot be used to unfairly affect online multiplayer rankings, the feature will not be enabled in Splatoon 2.”