Assassin's Creed Odyssey is Coming to the Nintendo Switch in Japan

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is Coming to the Nintendo Switch in Japan

A Cloud Version of the game will be available this fall.

Japanese audiences got their own Nintendo Direct today with an additional announcement. A Cloud Version of Assassin's Creed Odyssey is coming to the Nintendo Switch in Japan on October 5, 2018.

Cloud Version games allow Japanese Switch owners to play graphic-intensive games by streaming them over from the internet. Nintendo previously released Resident Evil 7 as a Cloud Version and is now doing the same with Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Cloud versions are only available in Japan at the moment.

There are some caveats to the Nintendo Switch Cloud Version system. Cloud Version games are cheaper usually (Resident Evil 7 cost 2,000 yen or about $19.99 USD), but that's because it wasn't the full game. Instead, for that price players got to play a streamable version of Resident Evil 7 but only for 180 days. After which players could presumably purchase an additional 180 days.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Cloud Version for the Nintendo Switch will likely follow the same model, letting players purchase a pass to stream Odyssey to their Switch consoles for a limited time period.

For more, check out our Nintendo Direct recap.

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