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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Asphalt 9: Out Now on Switch (Splitscreen, online without a Switch online subscription, etc)

https://gonintendo.com/stories/344729-asphalt-9-legends-available-for-pre-purchase-on-switch

The game offers 4-player local splitscreen, a rare commodity these days, as well as 8-player online without the need for a Nintendo Switch Online account.

It is free-to-play and takes up 1.6GB in file size.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 17 September 2019

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I wonder how they did it.



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vivster said:
I wonder how they did it.

Circumvented Nintendo's online service? Not sure. There are a few third party games now that can be played online without a subscription, not really sure how that works to be honest.



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curl-6 said:
vivster said:
I wonder how they did it.

Circumvented Nintendo's online service? Not sure. There are a few third party games now that can be played online without a subscription, not really sure how that works to be honest.

Probably using some ancient technology where you can just access online services without having to go through a paywall. My ancestors told me something about that once. Maybe the technology isn't completely lost yet.



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Shame its just on Switch, I'd like to play this on Xbox.

But if they could only pick a single console, Switch makes sense.



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vivster said:
curl-6 said:

Circumvented Nintendo's online service? Not sure. There are a few third party games now that can be played online without a subscription, not really sure how that works to be honest.

Probably using some ancient technology where you can just access online services without having to go through a paywall. My ancestors told me something about that once. Maybe the technology isn't completely lost yet.

I too have heard tales of this mythical concept of gamers being allowed to play the games they've purchased online without being screwed over with an additional fee. What a strange notion, allowing a customer access to all modes of the product they bought. (Or in this case, downloaded)

Last edited by curl-6 - on 17 September 2019

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

A mobile only game, perfectly fitting for the switch.



Geralt99 said:
A mobile only game, perfectly fitting for the switch.

Its in the Windows Store as well.

For the discerning gamer that wants a glorious and uncompromised 60 fps 4K experience.



curl-6 said:
vivster said:
I wonder how they did it.

Circumvented Nintendo's online service? Not sure. There are a few third party games now that can be played online without a subscription, not really sure how that works to be honest.

It's a F2P game. The subscription is not needed to play those online.



Gameloft have confirmed on Twitter the game will be 1080p docked, 720p portable, and 60fps.

A new trailer has also been released, which confirms splitscreen in portable mode.

RedKingXIII said:
curl-6 said:

Circumvented Nintendo's online service? Not sure. There are a few third party games now that can be played online without a subscription, not really sure how that works to be honest.

It's a F2P game. The subscription is not needed to play those online.

Ah, so that's the distinction, thanks.



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