Nintendo is finally SWITCHing their thinking

The Nintendo Switch Direct happened last night at 11pm eastern and of course, we watched it live! There were a lot of reveals that came from it and a ton of information to get a hold of that we’ve listed after the jump.

The Nintendo Switch is looking as though it will be one of the most well received consoles that Nintendo has ever put out. With an intriguing design that hearkens back to all of their previous consoles, an amazing game lineup of new IP’s and sequels confirmed from both first and third party developers (some of which are launch titles), and the knowledge that the Switch won’t be region locked, it’s all coming up Nintendo.

Nintendo started their event with what the fans really wanted: the release date and price of the Nintendo Switch. The Switch will be releasing on March 3rd, 2017 for $299.99US.

Here is the full event for those who missed it (Starts at 32:49):

As for games, they started off a little slow with first party motion-based games but then picked up speed with a lot of new first and third party titles. Full list below:

  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | video
  • 1, 2, Switch | video
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | video
  • ARMS | video
  • Splatoon 2 | video
  • Super Mario Odyssey | video
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 | video
  • Fire Emblem Warriors | video
  • Sonic Mania | video
  • Super Bomberman R | video
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris | video

And a couple of other third party titles still in development including a new Shin Megami Tensei and a new Square Enix project.

Nintendo also decided to use this event to outline their Online gaming services, stating that the Nintendo Switch Online Service will be free for a short time after launch but will become a paid subscription-based service in Fall of 2017. This service will allow owners of Nintendo Switch to play games online with friends on online compatible games much like PS+ and XBLive do now. This is new for Nintendo and might be a turnoff for a lot of their audience so it will be interesting to see how the community and their fans receive this information. Specific pricing details have yet to be outlined.

Overall a good lineup and a solid price and with Nintendo taking the entire weekend to host new demos and possibly reveal more information you can be sure that we’ll only have more information to bring you.

So do you like the current game lineup? Think that it could be better or maybe that the switch could be a bit lower in price? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check back in for further news about the Nintendo Switch.

 

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