Features: Analyzing Our Nintendo Switch Presentation Predictions

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Friday, January 13, 2017

How accurate were we?

The Switch Presentation has come and gone, and with it comes the time to fact check ourselves. We published a predictions piece prior to the event on January 12th, and in looking back, it was mostly accurate. Here's how the whole event stacks up to our modest expectations, with the Switch Presentation embedded below for a...

News: Nintendo Switch Has Over 80 Third Party Games In Development

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Off to a good start

Nintendo used a portion of their Switch console to highlight their third party relations. The company confirmed that third parties have over 80 games currently in development. Among the highlights: In celebration of the series' 25th anniversary, Atlus has a brand-new Shin Megami Tensei coming to the Switch, powered by Unreal Engine 4....

News: Fire Emblem Meets Musou In Upcoming Crossover

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Fire Emblem Warriors

As promised in rumors, Tecmo Koei's Omega Force is bringing Nintendo fans a new crossover game in the form of Fire Emblem Warriors. All that was offered was a brief teaser trailer that showed little to nothing. No release date was...

News: Monolith Soft’s New Game Revealed As Xenoblade 2

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Friday, January 13, 2017

A sequel of sorts

https://youtu.be/A_ouXdC19Tk Monolith Soft's new project was announced at the Switch presentation, simply entitled Xenoblade 2. Whether it is a sequel to 2010's Xenoblade Chronicles or 2015's Xenoblade Chronicles X is up for discussion. Nothing else is known about the game beyond the nebulous teaser trailer. No release date was...

News: Super Mario Odyssey Brings Mario To Unknown Worlds

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Bigger and bolder

A brand-new 3D Mario game was announced by Nintendo entitled Super Mario Odyssey. It marks a return to the more open style of 3D Mario platforming seen in Super Mario 64. The new game takes Mario to many new worlds, including the real world, a Mexico-inspired realm, and more. It was previously seen in the Switch reveal trailer back in...

News: Splatoon 2 Is Real At Last, Not A Simple Port

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Friday, January 13, 2017

A for-real sequel

Splatoon is coming to the Switch as a full-on sequel, Splatoon 2. It will launch sometime this summer. https://youtu.be/dzueHKsBi9o Splatoon 2 introduces new weapons, special weapons, and stages. Gyro controls will be possible with the Joy-Cons' gyro motion (aka IR Mode), but you'll be able to play with more traditional controls as...

News: ARMS Announced, Aimed For Hardcore Switch Players

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Punch-Out!! for the new age

Nintendo has announced a new title for the hardcore player base, the cartoony-looking ARMS. It's a boxing-like game that mixes in shooting at a distance. Players hold a Joy-Con in each hand to throw punches via motion. You can also jump around, block, dodge, and other high level techniques. https://youtu.be/xxCbgdn_DM8 ARMS should give...

News: 1 2 Switch Announced, Demonstrates Multiple Uses For Joy-Con Controllers

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Playable without a screen

https://youtu.be/WwXsyhKbMz0 Nintendo has announced a new Switch title aimed at the mainstream audience, entitled 1 2 Switch. It's a two-player party title that makes use of the Joy-Cons and their HD Rumble feature. Described as a game where you "look into another player's eyes" in order to play, 1 2 Switch is being pitched as an...

News: Here Are The Nintendo Switch’s Various Specs

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Including those of the Joy-Cons

Nintendo confirmed multiple aspects about the Switch this evening, from its play modes to various specs. The Switch will feature three play modes. TV Mode is when Switch is used with a TV (via HDMI only), Tabletop Mode is when you play the Switch on the go with Joy-Cons removed, while Handheld Mode has the Joy-Cons attached to the system while...

News: Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Launches With Switch: March 3rd 2017

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Friday, January 13, 2017

At long last!

Fans don't have to wait much longer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It finally has a release date, and it's the same as the Nintendo Switch: March 3rd, 2017. This brings a four year wait to a close since the original Zelda Wii U announcement back in January 2013. The release date came with a brand-new story trailer that so far...