The recent Nintendo Switch presentation that took place this week live from Tokyo brought the world a first look into the future of Nintendo’s console ecosystem. With so many different announcements that were made regarding future games and hardware specs for the Nintendo Switch, there is a chance that you may have missed one or more of them. The solution to this issue? Here is a list of every single announcement made during the Nintendo Switch Presentation.
Nintendo Switch will release March 3rd for $299.99
Sadly, all the preorders for the Nintendo Switch are “out-of-stock.” The console seems to be so popular that just as quickly as the pre-orders opened up, they went down. This is something common for anything related to Nintendo though. Hopefully there is no challenge supplying the demand for the console in the future. Nintendo for sure wants to avoid a repeat of the low quantities of Nintendo Wiis that were manufactured for the release of the original Wii. It stayed out-of-stock for multiple months causing the company to lose out on potential revenue!
If you would like to be emailed whenever the console is back on stock, simply head to the Nintendo Switch product page on Amazon by clicking here. Then, simply select the item as if you were actually purchasing it and Amazon will give you the option to sign up to be notified once it is available for purchase.
Nintendo Switch will feature various Online Services
Similar to the business model for Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, Nintendo will adopt a paid online service for online multiplayer games. There will be a free trial period when the console launches on March 3rd before going paid in Fall 2017.
Nintendo Switch will be region free
This is excellent considering that one of the main features behind the console is the ability to work as either a normal living room console or as a handheld console.
Up to 8 Nintendo Switch consoles can be connected for local wireless multiplayer
For those of you who love local multiplayer games, this must have been an incredible announcement. It also means that if you want to have an 8 multiplayer mega battle in Super Smash Brothers with your friends, everyone will be able to play without the need to connect a Nintendo DS like in the Wii U!
Joy-Con Hardware Information
- The Square button on the left Joy-Con has been confirmed to be a Capture button.
- All Joy-Cons have been confirmed to have gyro motion controls.
- Each Joy-Con will come in color variations: Neon Blue, Neon Red, Grey, and others that are still to be announced.
- Joy-Cons will contain a motion IR camera capable of detecting hand movements and distance.
- Every Joy-Con will feature HD Rumble technology for advanced haptic feedback.
At launch, the Nintendo Switch will ship with the Left and Right Joy-Cons included in the retail box. Everyone has the opportunity to purchase additional ones. The Joy-Cons will be offered in three different colors: Gray, Neon Red, and Neon Blue, or a combination of Neon Red and Neon Blue. Individual left and right Joy-Cons will also be available for purchase at launch. Just like in the past, a Pro Controller variant will be available for purchase too.
Nintendo Switch Game Announcements
The following are all the games announced for the Nintendo Switch during the presentation. If you would like to pre-order any of them, simply click on an image, or on the name of the game.
The one game that everyone was excitedly waiting to hear about. It will be releasing on March 3rd, 2017. It is currently available for preorder in two different editions. You have the choice of a Master Edition or just a regular edition. The Master Edition includes the game, a Nintendo Switch Sheikah Slate Carrying Case, Sheikah Eye Collectible Coin, Relic of Hyrule: Calamity Ganon Tapestry and Weather-Worn Map, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection CD, and a Master Sword of Resurrection figure.
Already available in the Wii U, Mario Kart 8 will be coming to the Nintendo Switch on April 28th, 2017.
The following are games that we know are going to be coming to the Nintendo Switch, but are not currently available for pre-order.
- New No More Heroes series game. The title for the game is still unknown though.
- Dragon Quest X
- Dragon Quest XI
- Shin Megami Tensei. Actual title of the game is unknown.
- Project Octopath Traveler. This is a new Square Enix RPG.
Well, there it is! Are you exited for the Nintendo Switch? What about any of the games mentioned? Does any of them catch your eye? Make sure to let us know in the comments!