Nintendo’s new console, the Switch, will launch on March 3rd, priced at $299 in the US (UK pricing is yet to be confirmed). The news was announced at their Switch live event this morning!
The Switch will be REGION FREE!
Nintendo’s online service will be free initially, but then it will become a paid service
The Switch has a capacitive touch screen
It has a “capture” button – similar to the PS4’s Share button
The JoyCons have the ability to be used similar to Wii controllers – and will come with a “JoyCon Strap”. Advanced motion sensing will “make unique gameplay methods possible”
The first game to use these new gameplay methods is 1-2-Switch – A motion controlled mini game collection that’s designed to be played without looking at the screen. The primary example shown in the trailer was a quick-draw Western game
The second new IP of the day is announced – ARMS is a fighting game that’s themed around having massive springs for Arms.
Splatoon 2 has been announced! (Should’ve been called Spla-two-n)
There’s a new 3D Mario game – called Super Mario Odyssey, and it looks *REALLY* good! Coming this holiday season
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has been announced!
Fire Emblem Warriors has been announced!
Over 80 games are in development for the Switch
Dragon Quest Heroes 1&2 have been announced for the Switch
A new Shin Megami Tensei game is coming to the Switch
Yep, SKYRIM is coming to the Switch!
Suda51 is going to be developing a new game for the Switch – As yet it’s untitled
FIFA is coming to the Switch
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD is coming at launch for the Switch, and it looks spectacular!
Check out the full presentation right here: