Nintendo Switch Event – Jan 12, 2017

So the major details for the Nintendo Switch got announced:

  • March 3, 2017 release in most major regions
  • £29,980 in Japan, $299.99 USD, $399.99 CAD. Check local listings for Europe.
  • Online multiplayer is available, but there will be a trial period until Fall 2017 and will be a paid service
  • The Switch is region free
  • Three modes: TV Mode in dock, Tabletop mode with the kickstand out and Handheld mode with the JoyCons attached
  • Capacitative touch screen
  • Up to 8 players for local wireless play
  • 2.5-6.5 hours of use
  • JoyCon Grip standard for TV Play
  • Package includes: Nintendo Switch, Left and Right JoyCons, wrist straps, JoyCon Grip, HDMI, dock and AC adapter
  • Switch can be charged with USB-C cable
  • Will come in an all grey unit and red and blue JoyCon. Will be priced the same
  • HD Rumble/Haptic Feedback in JoyCon
  • 1 2 Switch – mini-games played while facing opponent (gun duel, sword fight, etc.) March 3 release
  • ARMS – boxing and shooting punches
  • Players will need 2 JoyCons each
  • Tilt to move character, online battles, available Spring 2017
  • Splatoon 2
  • New weapons and maps, some can be used to propel player off ground
  • JoyCons, Pro Controller and gyro controllers can be used to play
  • TV and Handheld play available
  • Online and Local Multiplayer available when launched Summer 2017
  • In-game updates and events are planned
  • Super Mario Odyssey – Holiday 2017
  • Basically Mario Sandbox, uses some familiar and real world landscapes
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • SMTV
  • Project Octopath Traveller
  • Skyrim confirmed for Switch, no release date
  • No More Heroes 3 (Working Title)

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