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abridged summary of the nintendo switch presentation

General Console Details

  • Will be released March 3rd, 2017 worldwide 
  • Price will be $299.99 in North America; European prices will vary 
  • Software generally won’t be region locked
  • Online multiplayer will be free for a trial period until Fall 2017. After this, users will have to pay for online multiplayer services.
  • Portable battery life is 2-6 hours, depending on the game
  • 3 play styles - TV, tabletop, and handheld

 Upcoming Nintendo Games

  • 1-2-Switch
    • Launch title 
    • Minigame collection utilizing Joy-Con’s motion controls
    • “Has you look directly into the eyes of opponents to anticipate moves, rather than looking at the screen” 
  • Arms
    • Coming out Spring 2017
    • Fantasy-style sports fighting game exclusive to Switch
    • Utilizes Joy-Con’s motion controls 
  • Splatoon 2 (Spla2n?) 
    • Coming out Summer 2017 
    • New battle stages, weapons, and secret unlockable weapons
    • Online and local multiplayer 
  • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Coming out in the holiday season of 2017
    • Large sandbox game set in an unknown world outside of the Mushroom Kingdom
  • Xenoblade 2
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    • Coming out March 3rd, 2017

Upcoming Third Party Games

  • Square Enix
    • Dragon Quest X and XI
    • Dragon Quest Heroes I and II
    • Project Octopath Traveler
      • New sidescrolling JRPG that appears to combine traditional 2D sprites with 3D backgrounds and environments (think Paper Mario)
  • Atlus
    • Unnamed Shin Megami Tensei installment
  • Bethesda
    • Skyrim
  • Grasshopper
    • Possibly new “No More Heroes” installment or spin-off
  • EA
    • FIFA

(Please note that this is ABRIDGED information and does NOT cover all details presented at the conference.)