Episode 91: Nintendo Switch Event Reactions

Posted on January 14, 2017

Nintendo held their Switch event this past Thursday in Japan where they revealed a good amount of information about the games and hardware. They also had hands on demos during their treehouse event the following day. Needless to say, a lot of juicy info was dropped this past week and we’ll do our best to cover it all and give our reactions in this episode.

A run down of the hardware info revealed:

  • The Nintendo Switch launches on March 3rd, 2017 around the world.
  • It will Retail for $299.99 in the US.
  • There will be two version, one with gray Joy-Cons, the other with Neon blue and red.
  • In the box will be the Switch, Switch Dock, Joy-Cons (left and right), Joy-Con strap, AC adapter, and an HDMI cable.
  • Nintendo’s new online service is switching to a paid model at the end of the year but not price was given.
  • The Pro Controller comes out September.
  • No game is bundled in and there were not other skus mentioned.

Some of the more notable and original titles revealed:

  • 1-2 Switch (March 3, 2017)
  • Arms (Spring 2017)
  • Fire Emblem Warriors (Holiday 2017)
  • Shin Megami Tensei (2017)
  • Splatoon 2 (Summer 2017)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Holiday 2017)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (2017)

Joining us again is our Nintendo expert, Charles.

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