Nintendo Teases Info on Upcoming Switch Console.

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Nintendo teases info on the upcoming Switch console

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At the recent earnings briefing from Nintendo, company president Tatsumi Kimishima gave a little, very little information about next year’s new console from Nintendo, the Nintendo Switch.  While big N has previously announced that they will be holding off on announcements until after 2016 is over, the news that we did learn leaves room to extrapolate some information on what to expect.  When taking any of this information in however, please keep in mind that nothing is yet set in stone; and this console will already be starting out on new footing by pulling double duty as not only a home console, but also as a hand-held device.

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Third Party Support:  Something that is essential to any console’s success, Kimishima tells that Studios “Realize that Nintendo Switch offers a chance to create new and exciting surprises which are not possible with existing gaming devices”  Ubisoft’s CEO was recently quoted as saying “With the Nintendo Switch’s unique capacities and design, Nintendo could again redefine the way we play games”. Currently, there are NO third party titles confirmed for Switch, however games like NBA 2K and Skyrim were shown during the initial launch trailer (which you can see below), while a large number of 3rd party developers have signed up to at least support the console.  Some of these include such industry heavies as: EA, Square-Enix, Capcom, Konami, Activision, and dozens more according to gaming website gamespot.

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Pricing:  Strangely, this is one area where Nintendo could probably afford to play it safe on cost, but can’t risk the public perception of being a ‘kiddy’ console if they do.  On a recent earnings call, Kimishima let it be known that the price will be what you would expect from a Nintendo console.  That amount could be extremely difficult to pinpoint though.  Keep in mind that the Wii launched at about $250, and the Wii-U at $300.  Both of those had needed add-ons at the initial purchase that jumped that first day pricing before you left the store.  Also, the Switch isn’t setup as a traditional console.  There’s a home device, a tablet/pad device, integrated and seperateable controllers, and that’s only what we know NOW, who knows what other peripherals may be needed/wanted/included in the next 5 months leading up to launch.  For the console itself though, I would personally expect something in the 349.99 range.  This would put it dramatically lower that the last full system offerings from either Sony or Microsoft, while not making it seem as it is too child focused either.  Though we need to remember that we have yet to learn of any of the specs on the unit from Nintendo either; and that will be the big draw or turn off for many gamers based on what games can actually do on the system.  Big-N is being bullish however, expecting to ship 2 million consoles just during the launch month of March alone.

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So until January 12 2017, Nintendo has said that we shouldn’t expect much, if any, information to be released.  That day will be when they host their online presentation that will reveal the launch lineup, pricing, specs and more.  Expect that we at AdventureAmigos will be covering that event and any new news before hand on the Nintendo Switch here as well as on our facebook page.

The one game we do have actual gameplay for: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks to be mind blowing amazing and you can see the latest gameplay trailer here:

 

Here is Nintendo’s launch trailer for the Switch:

 

Nintendo teases info on the upcoming Switch console

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  1. Dave November 3, 2016 at 9:47 am -

    This is seriously the best news in gaming right now. Plus, I don’t think they’d show the Switch playing Skyrim Enhanced Edition if it wasn’t a launch title…YES!!! The new Zelda came will for sure usher in Nintendo’s triumphant return. Yes…I am a fanboy.

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