Nintendo Switch Roundup

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After months of hype and speculation, Nintendo’s conference last night has revealed the details behind the Switch (cue fingersnap). The console has a solid release date 3/3/2017 . Lets take a quick look on what was revealed.

 

The Hardware

The Switch will be retailing for $300 and has 2 product SKUs. Fortunately, the only difference between the two consoles is the color of the JoyCon Controllers. Good on you for that choice Nintendo. For the mobile gaming half of the switch, the battery lasts between 2.5 -6 hours depending on the game. As for multiplayer,  the tablet supports wi-fi and can connect up to 7 other tablets locally or online for co-op/vs modes.

Now for the not so good. Controller costs.

JoyCon controller =$50

JoyCon controller set =$80

Joy Con charge grip= $30

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller = $70

And then there is the cost for a second dock

Nintendo Switch dock set = $90

and it’s not Nintendo without a plastic wheel

JoyCon Wheel set =$15

Nintendo is banking on those accessory costs again to bring in revenue.

 

Online services

Nintendo is switching it up this time around (see what I did there?) by joining Microsoft and Sony in the realm of paid online services. Playing online will require a subscription to do so starting this fall.  They are also handing out games like the competition, however it appears only to be one NES/SNES game a month. Not exactly keeping up with your rivals. Nintendo didn’t give a price for this service, so here’s hoping its lower than the standard $60.

 

 

The Games

Finally the big one, the games. First things first, region locking is now a thing of the past! Now you can import those hard to get games Europe. Below you will find a list of the games Nintendo showcased. Zelda is a confirmed launch title for the system.

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Arms

Spatoon2

Super Mario Odyssey

Xenoblade 2

Fire Emblem Warriors

Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest XI

Unnamed Shin Megami Tensei game

Project Octopath Traveler

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

FIFA

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

A new No More Heroes Game (personally announced by Suda 51)

and promised support from Sega

 

There was also a montage at the end with clips that included the following

Minecraft story mode – The Complete Adventure

Skylanders Imaginators

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition

Lego City Undercover

Farming simulator

French Legal Lines

Has Been Heroes

Project Sonic 2017

Just Dance 2017

Over Fence

Super Bomberman R

Minecraft

RIME

Steep

Fast RMX

NBA 2k18

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

Snipperclips

Arcade Archives

Puyo Puyo Tetris

Fast RMX

Syberia 3

Steep

I am Setsunia

Disgaea 5 Complete

DragonBall Xenoverse 2

So that’s the quick and dirty recap of events. If you would like the long version here is the entire event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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