I never thought I’d get to see club penguin’s iceberg tip but here we are, probably 10 years since I stopped believing it was possible, and dreams have come true. (Excuse the sniff in the middle - I was holding back tears)
Everything to know about the Nintendo Switch Presentation
Nintendo just finished their Nintendo Switch Presentation, so here’s a quick rundown of what was covered. Pictured above is what is included in the base package.
- Launching March 3, 2017 for $299.99 USD - Online services free shortly after launch, will become paid in Fall - Will be region-free - Battery lasts 2 ½ hours - 6 ½ hours depending on game - Up to eight Switch systems can be connected for local multiplayer - NFC reader can read Amiibos - Button below D-Pad captures screenshots, video capture soon - Joy-Cons include gyrometers - L/R buttons on Joy-Cons double as indentations to click into Switch - Joy-Con will come in Neon Blue and Neon Red and include straps - Right Joy-Con has IR sensor - Joy-Cons include “HD rumble”, accuracy to a point where you can feel difference between shaking one ice cube or two in a glass - 1-2-Switch announced, minigames where players use Joy-Cons to imitate real-life actions (i.e. fast draw w/ Joy-Cons as guns), launch title - ARMS announced, boxing game where characters have extendable arms; gameplay similar to Wii Sports boxing w/ more mechanics, releasing 2017 - Splatoon 2 announced, new areas, weapons, hair styles, etc, releasing summer 2017 - Super Mario Odyssey announced, “first time since 64 and Galaxy for sandbox worlds”, Mario can now scaffold on ledges, throw cap as projectile, releasing holiday 2017 - Xenoblade 2 announced - Fire Emblem Warriors announced, Fire Emblem musou developed by Koei Tecmo - Dragon Quest X and XI, Dragon Quest Heroes I and II releasing on Switch in Japan - New Shin Megami Tensei title announced - Project Octopath Traveler announced, new RPG from Square Enix, 2D sprites in 3D environment - Skyrim port announced - New No More Heroes title announced - Fifa port announced - Disgaea, Bomberman, and I am Setsuna shown in sizzle reel - Switch will be playable before launch on six seperate sundays in six cities in North America - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a launch title - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe announced, releases April 28
For people who identify as LGBTQ, or who have friends and
family members who do, one queer character in a video game probably
doesn’t seem like a big deal. When you’re surrounded by progressive
ideas about sexuality and gender, it’s easy to dismiss these dissenting
opinions as a vocal minority, but the outcry should serve as a sobering
reminder of how important — and massive — of an achievement this really
Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix announced today a multi-year, multi-game partnership, leading with the reveal of The Avengers project. This newly established partnership pairs the creative minds at Marvel and Square Enix for one of the most powerful alliances in interactive entertainment.