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

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

News by Matt Kim, .

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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  • Avatar for camchow #1 camchow 8 days ago
    This is actually really interesting... I mean hell even I could be interested in trying a game for 20 bucks... it's like renting it for 6 months? There are definitely games I've paid for more for and played for less than 6 months. Could be a great money saver if something like this took off everywhere. I just recently had my internet upgraded and streaming games on PSNow works perfectly fine so honestly I'm ready for a streaming future if done right.
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  • Avatar for docexe #2 docexe 8 days ago
    I have to assume that the RE7 Cloud Version was profitable for Capcom, otherwise I don't see why Ubisoft would jump in the same bandwagon.

    I’m not really fan of Cloud gaming, but I do admit is an interesting way of bringing games to the Switch that the little hybrid would not be able to run in any other way. Although I can’t help it but be skeptical that any of these Cloud versions would garner much traction here in the west.
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  • Avatar for moochan #3 moochan 8 days ago
    Wonder how well a streaming version of AC: O is. Never seen RE7 Switch streaming so I guess I can check that out. Guess they don't really want to do US since Japan internet connections tend to be faster and more reliable. US however with places still using dialup and caps it might not work as well.
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