Due to Nintendo Switch hardware limitations, the console cannot support some graphics-intensive games appearing on PC, PS5 or Xbox Series X. The Japanese gaming company has made a solution for this with Nintendo Switch Cloud Streaming, which has you playing games which are transferred from the cloud instead of being downloaded locally to your device. As you transfer, they do not take up space on your microSD card. Here are all the games that are currently available via cloud upload.
Control Ultimate Edition
Source: Remedy Entertainment
Jesse Faden is on a mission to find out what happened to her brother. Her investigation leads her to a strange Federal Bureau of Control, where bizarre corruption causes supernatural things. She will have to use all the weapons at her disposal along with the powers she acquires to bring down the evil force.
Control Ultimate Edition – cloud version
Something supernatural is being taken over by the Federal Bureau of Control, and it’s up to you to get things back to … relatively normal using weapons and your powers. The Ultimate Edition includes the main game and all extensions.
Source: IO Interactive
Hitman 3 may be the conclusion of a story that began in 2016, but it’s made so you don’t have to play previous games to enjoy. You play as Agent 47, a titular assassin who uses cover-up and cunning to take targets and fulfill his contracts. It is time to look for those who betrayed him and take revenge.
Hitman 3 – cloud version
Agent 47 wants to complete his story at the end of the World of Assassination trilogy. He will travel the world encountering several locations and fighting various enemies as he pulls out his targets.
A forgotten city
The Forgotten City was originally a mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but is now a complete video game in itself. Players take on the role of a man asked to explore some Roman ruins. After that, they go back to ancient times to explore the Roman Empire through the game of the open world. The city is under the protection of the gods and everyone who sins turns to gold. It is up to you to communicate with these golden people and discover a bigger mystery.
The Forgotten City – a version in the cloud
Explore the Roman Empire in this open world game. There are mysteries to be revealed, lies to be concluded and connections to be challenged.
Dying Light 2: Stay human
The zombie apocalypse is in full swing, and the world as we know it has sunk into despair in this sequel that takes place 20 years after the first game. Aiden Caldwell doesn’t remember his past, but he has tools like a catch hook and paragliders that allow him to move more safely. Explore this creepy open world and figure out how to survive. However, your decisions have consequences. By helping some, you could hurt others who are also trying to survive.
Dying Light 2: Stay human – cloud version
The virus has invaded the world, infecting many and turning them into zombies. It is up to a young man with vague memories of his past to save everyone and discover his role in all of this.
The story of the plague: Innocence
Source: Focus Home Interactive
1348 is a dark time with little hope and betrayal on every corner. The black plague roams the streets along with hordes of disgusting rats seeking blood. Teenage Amica and her sick little brother Hugo must remain undetected in order to survive the English army that attacked along with the troops of the French Inquisition to kill them. To do so, they must strategically use disguise and Hugo’s upward powers. Help them fight for survival and learn more about the secrets of their family.
A Plague Tale: Innocence – cloud version
Amica and Hugo live in one of the most terrible times in human history. Hordes of rats roam the streets and no one can be trusted. They have to learn to rely on each other to survive.
Nintendo Switch Cloud Games Coming soon
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Several announced Nintendo Switch Cloud games have not yet been released. Here are all we know so far.
A Plague Tale: Requiem
Source: Focus Home Interactive
This sequel continues the story of Amica and Hugo as they fight for survival amid conspiracies to kill, mass plague and invasion. The next entry in their story comes out only sometime in 2022, but it has already been announced that it will come to Nintendo Cloud Streaming.
A Plague Tale: Requiem – cloud version
Continue the story of Amica and Hugo as they try to get through the brutal world. This game will come to Nintendo Switch Cloud Streaming sometime in 2022.
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy
Source: Square Enix Europe
Peter Quill, aka Star Lord, and his mercenary gang want to make money after the interstellar war ravaged the galaxy. Star-Lord may have plans, but Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Raccoon Raccoon, and Groot, the sensible creature on the tree are completely unpredictable and often cause an unforeseen chain of events that keeps everyone on their feet. You will have to use their unique skills and unorthodox way of working to save the universe from crazy villains.
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy – cloud version
The Guardians of the Galaxy find themselves in a hairy situation that causes them to travel to various locations and communicate with legendary Marvel characters on their way to save the universe.
Kingdom Hearts – HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
Source: Square Enix
Sora and his friends Riku and Kairi want to embark on an adventure, but their plans change when a dark force visits their favorite island and drags them all into a whirlpool. Sora separates from her friends, but teams up with Donald and Goofy, who are looking for the missing King Mickey.
They have to travel to different planets inhabited by various Disney characters, including Tarzan, the Beast, Ariel, Aladdin and more. By the way, Sora uses her Keyblade to lock in the darkness and save those she meets. You’ll also learn about several other characters and their relationships with Sora and his friends, including Xehanort’s dark plot that existed long before Sora’s birth.
This collection includes the final versions of six games: Kingdom Hearts FINAL MIX, Re: Chain of Memories, 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix, Birth By Sleep Final Mix and Re: coded. There is still no release date for the Switch Cloud version, but we know they are coming.
Kingdom Hearts – HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix – Cloud version
A young man named Sora teams up with Donald and Goofy to look for their friends and find King Mickey. Along the way, he will meet several Disney and Final Fantasy characters.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Source: Square Enix
This collection contains 3 Kingdom Hearts games: Dream Drop Distance HD, 0.2 Birth by Sleep – Fragmentary Passage and X Back Cover. Sora continues her journey along with her friends Riku, Kairi, Goofy and Donald as she trains to face Xehanort. Then at BBSAFP, players take on the role of Aqua and travel to various Disney worlds as they learn how to save their friends.
You’ll also see what Mickey Mouse has been doing in the last few games. Finally, X Back Cover takes place in ancient times, long before events from other games. Here you will learn about the Keyblade War and how it relates to Sora and his friends. We know this is coming to Nintendo Switch Cloud Streaming, but no date has been set yet.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue – Cloud version
Continue the Kingdom Hearts saga by playing as Sora and Aqua to fight the darkness. Then watch the movie that explains the knowledge behind Keyblade Wars.
Kingdom Hearts 3
Source: Square Enix
This is the last entry in the Dark Seeker saga and ends Xehanort’s evil plan around Sora and his friends. Our heroes once again travel to a variety of Disney worlds, including hand-drawn stories like Hercules, Pixar’s location from Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and even Pirates of the Caribbean in live action. The artistic styles of Sora, Donald and Goofy are changing to suit the locations they travel to. Close the darkness in every world and defeat the evil Organization VIII that wants to capture you. Coming soon to Nintendo Switch Cloud Streaming.
Kingdom Hearts 3 – cloud version
Most of the characters you’ve met from previous Kingdom Hearts games appear as Sora travels to various Disney worlds and fights Xehanort. This is the conclusion of the Dark Seeker saga.
Head in the clouds
It’s pretty great that we’re able to play these more graphics-intensive games on the Nintendo Switch Cloud without having to buy a more expensive console. If you are only going to play one game, I highly recommend making it the Control Ultimate Edition. This game is so full of mystery, supernatural powers and creepy villains that you will be seriously involved.
If you’re looking for something more carefree, check out Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s a crazy adventure starring your famous heroes in a brand new story that works great while you feel completely different from the movies.
And finally, keep an eye out for Kingdom Hearts – HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix when it is finally released. The plot is absolutely insane, but you will be so attracted to all the optimistic humor and close friendships that you won’t mind. In addition, you will be able to travel to Disney worlds and interact with some of your favorite characters.
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