Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey Cloud Version Coming to Japan on October 5th Another Potential Physical Switch cart version of a AAA game is relegated to a Japan-only Cloud streamed game "rental"
Well, today just keeps on giving in terms of news, people. A Japan-exclusive announcement ended up in the Japanese version of yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, and it was from Ubisoft, as their latest Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, would be coming to the Nintendo Switch -in Japan only.
In addition, it was also revealed that the game would be coming as a “Cloud Version,” which basically means you’d have to go to the Japanese Eshop using your Japanese Nintendo Account, find the Assassin’s Creed; Odyssey page in the Japanese Eshop, and download a really small file from the eshop. Then, you’d have to set up a Ubisoft account, complete a Japanese CAPTCHA or two, and be sure you’re (physically) in an area in Japan that has Wi-Fi or power in general. The catch? In addition to the steps I just listed in this excerpt, you’ll have to shell out 8,400 Yen for a 2-year RENTAL license! Then, since it’s being done via the Cloud service, and the cloud save data thing is tied to the Nintendo Switch Online. . . *Looks up Japanese Nintendo Switch Online prices* 2,400 Yen for a 1-year plan, or $34.99 (before taxes) for a Family plan that covers your main account and up to 7 other accounts. Either way, that’s, at most, nearly 10,000 YEN! In the USA, that’s about $87.46 in US Currency, or if we use the estimate of 10,000 yen, that’s about $89.24!!