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Will be revealed at 7am PT/10am ET through Nintendo's official channels.

It's only a preview trailer. Substanstive reveal expected next week.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 04:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Remind me what this thing is again?

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 20 October 2016 05:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Nobody knows yet.

slathered in cream and covered with stickers (silby), Thursday, 20 October 2016 05:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Hybdrid console/handheld. Good news is you don't have to choose between what Ninty platform you get, all games come to one place.

Bad news.. well, maybe it looks like a a Frankenstein monster. Expect to see the concept today and software lineup next week.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 06:14 (one year ago) Permalink

Gettin' ready for thread title change!

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 09:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Seriously though the one positive thing (maybe) coming out from this is that it seems like it's been known about, in development for long enough where we might actually get to see something substantial in terms of info and real games tomorrow. The rumors have been for a March 2017 release date for ages.

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 09:26 (one year ago) Permalink

The March 2017 date is official, from Nintendo.

I don't think we'll see much of games tomorrow since this is labelled as a 3 minute preview. The solid word on the street is a bigger thing next week.

But yeah, the March date was, in the words of Nintendo execs, partially to ensure a strong (1st party) lineup for the first year of this thing. Unlike the Wii U which relied on 3rd party ports.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah that's a good thing unless it means "we're not expecting any 3rd party support at all this time around", which is probably does.

JimD, Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:55 (one year ago) Permalink

feel like at this point if you're still a Nintendo fan you just accept it :(
that said I skipped both Wiis so I might jump back in with this system

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:01 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't really care about western 3rd party support on a nintendo console. And I don't think Nintendo's got much riding on it either. It's irrelevant. The DS and 3DS thrived without it. Nintendo needs to offer an alternative.

My PC already makes whatever MS / Sony console I reluctantly end up buying redundant in terms of your Call of Dutys and sports games.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:36 (one year ago) Permalink

Well actually sports games is the one genre still better on PSXbox than PC.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:37 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5uik5fgIaI

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:10 (one year ago) Permalink

lol Nintendo Switch is a terrible name
Looks kinda dope tho

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Name isn't so bad. Does look cool. But maybe that's just Zelda.

remy bean, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:12 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm totally on board, despite the pretty terrible name

CraigG, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:13 (one year ago) Permalink

trailer is v weird, thing itself looks p cool

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:17 (one year ago) Permalink

Switch is a little dumb but leagues better than Wii or WiiU or GameCube

remy bean, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Terrible trailer o_O

Like the thing tho.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:23 (one year ago) Permalink

the first time the dude walked over and put the little controllers on and picked it up I whispered "what is this devilry?!?"

mh 😏, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:24 (one year ago) Permalink

haha

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:26 (one year ago) Permalink

i am into this!

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:31 (one year ago) Permalink

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2016/10/20/nintendo-switch/

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:32 (one year ago) Permalink

so, hardware-wise it's a really neat nvidia shield?

mh 😏, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:33 (one year ago) Permalink

what does the core system come with tho? How much extra shit are they requiring me to buy?

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:33 (one year ago) Permalink

agreed on dumb name, cool looking device. not sure about the detachable controller nubs but i like the rest

also why make a trailer where people are doing more fun things they would probably rather be doing than playing video games

also the DS had awesome 3rd party support, what you smoking. Even the 3DS's third-party support is way better than their consoles

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:34 (one year ago) Permalink

I would guess it comes with the display/dock/controller wings and the standalone controller is extra?

mh 😏, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:38 (one year ago) Permalink

DS and 3DS have great Japanese 3rd party support yes, not western. Because this is also a portable I believe they'll be able to retain Japanese 3rd party support, further differentiating their lineup from the competition.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Vanagon cameo

calstars, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:43 (one year ago) Permalink

xp yeah I think the standalone controller is basically the Pro controller like on the Wii/U

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Just consolidating 1st party output to one device is pretty huge, hopefully this means more variety as they don't need to work on 2 Mario Kart games at once for example

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:49 (one year ago) Permalink

pending further information, i am into this. third party support is good from an adoption/longevity pov, Nintendo standards on a powerful handheld is cool (especially if it's more comfortably designed than the wii u tablet)

Cautious optimism

geometry-stabilized craft (art), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Has it been confirmed that there's no touch? People are surprised there's no use of that in the trailer...

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:56 (one year ago) Permalink

is this likely to be region locked?

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:59 (one year ago) Permalink

i skipped both wiis but i think it may be time to get back into this crap

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:02 (one year ago) Permalink

xp

@ArcadeGirl64 53s53 seconds ago
As I previously reported in my September 2nd post, Nintendo Switch is 100% region free.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:07 (one year ago) Permalink

The people whose leaks have been most accurate e.g. Emily Rogers have been saying that it will be region free, and Iwata said on a few occasions that they were thinking about it. This console has got to have some big dumb thing wrong with it tho so it could be that :/

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:08 (one year ago) Permalink

holding out for the big mario party announcement

nxd, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:09 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm going to end up having to buy two of these.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:31 (one year ago) Permalink

i was also surprised that apparently there's no touch-capability.

i haven't had a nintendo console since the wii (which i attempted to mod and ended up bricking within 2 years), but i'm not sure this is going to be the one.

the whole gimmick where you can transform it into a handheld and go off to the williamsburg party and play videogames on the rooftop at the bbq - that's kinda cool in theory but i know i would never do something like that. when i walk my dog in the early morning, i like to just sit on the bench and pay attention to her, i don't want to resume my dragon quest at that moment. and after getting beaten down IRL 2v2 basketball underneath a bustling highway, i know my bros aren't going to want to play nba 2k18 with me. they'll probably be mad at me for being bad at basketball irl, 15 minutes earlier. i don't play games on public transport either. i'm just not a handheld person, so i feel like the main purpose of the system design isn't aimed toward me.

kind of raisin' an eyebrow at the cartridge thing, although maybe these days cartridges can handle resource-intensive games? either way, i guess it has to be a cartridge so that you can Switch(tm) your game into mobile mode so you can level up while you're eating brunch and windsurfing in the afternoon.

I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:47 (one year ago) Permalink

whoooa, that came out way more negative than i meant it to be, sorry. i'm sure this will be a cool system and i will be jealous of all people getting to play the nintendo 1st party franchise sequels, for real.

I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:50 (one year ago) Permalink

solid state storage is fast in a way optical media will never be, and I get the impression that the Japanese market wouldn't be about a download-only platform. Also yeah carrying around an optical drive would work about as well as a discman.

slathered in cream and covered with stickers (silby), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:52 (one year ago) Permalink

(a discman that needed to stream textures to the GPU without skipping.)

slathered in cream and covered with stickers (silby), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:52 (one year ago) Permalink

idk i think the portability is actually pretty interesting/compelling. the best thing about the Xbox one right now is how it integrates into the windows 10 ecosystem. i can play it on my pc in my office, on my laptop in bed, or on the TV directly from the Xbox in the usual way. this limited portability is pretty awesome, and extending the possibility to take the game with you anywhere is a logical extension and seems pretty cool. Xps

geometry-stabilized craft (art), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:54 (one year ago) Permalink

yeh I play handhelds mostly at home, in bed etc. playing an Atlus game while cycling is on TV is my jam!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:00 (one year ago) Permalink

Kind of funny that there were no kids in that video, unless I missed something.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I think the average age of someone playing video games is now around 30

mh 😏, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:07 (one year ago) Permalink

goin' for chill hipster demo?

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:07 (one year ago) Permalink

going for that disposable income demo for sure

geometry-stabilized craft (art), Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:11 (one year ago) Permalink

I would like to see all the cables involved for connectivity ie power/recharging etc

The WiiU is a monster for too many cables, I don't want to go through that again.

"Stop researching my life" (Ste), Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:14 (one year ago) Permalink

i can play it on my pc in my office,

oh is that a thing? like, via remote desktop or something? this makes me pretty glad i don't have an xbox.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:14 (one year ago) Permalink

Captain Toad demo is very relaxing. Feels like a better version of the puzzles between battles in mario+rabbids.

Impossible Burgermeat. Unlikely Seitan. (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 3 August 2018 06:00 (one week ago) Permalink

If there's a downside to Hollow Knight that I've discovered so far, it's that the map is so huge and ever expanding and there are so many places to explore and re-explore that if you take a break for too long it's really easy to lose track of where is where and what is what and which places are newly open to you. Even with the little markers they give you to use it's a little overwhelming.

― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, August 2, 2018 9:25 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

All modern Videogames IIRC.

my opinionation (Hamildan), Friday, 3 August 2018 13:00 (one week ago) Permalink

gotta have maximum Content

ciderpress, Friday, 3 August 2018 13:07 (one week ago) Permalink

I bought one of these the other day because I’m going on a “family vacation” soon and I’ll need something to keep me sane outside of books and the internet. Got Zelda of course and it rules. That said I can’t say there are many other Nintendo properties that get me too psyched outside of Metroid. Think indie-er e-store stuff like Hollow Knight will likely keep me pretty busy.

Anyway, I like this thing! Feels good and novel (but not gimmicky) and satisfyingly fills this between-console-and-mobile space I didn’t really know was there.

circa1916, Saturday, 4 August 2018 05:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Tune in 8/8 at 7am PT for a Super #SmashBrosUltimate Direct livestream, featuring new game information delivered by director Masahiro Sakurai! pic.twitter.com/Df3xxTCTGR

— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) August 5, 2018

ciderpress, Sunday, 5 August 2018 21:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Ah fuck yeah

devops mom (silby), Sunday, 5 August 2018 21:04 (one week ago) Permalink

Walugi, here we go!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 5 August 2018 21:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Waluigi is not gonna be playable he’s already confirmed to be back as an assist trophy

devops mom (silby), Sunday, 5 August 2018 21:12 (one week ago) Permalink

wa

Dan I., Monday, 6 August 2018 00:11 (one week ago) Permalink

smash direct in 3 mins

ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 13:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Cool. Castlevania people! I hope this is not just a 20 minute direct on their design and abilities.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Jesus, like a million characters *and* 100 (+) stages?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Stage morph looks cool.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:13 (one week ago) Permalink

yeh it does! shame it's only between 2!

nxd, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:14 (one week ago) Permalink

LOL, carrying around the switch just to listen to Nintendo game soundtracks.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:16 (one week ago) Permalink

aw i was hoping for knuckles as an echo fighter

nxd, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:22 (one week ago) Permalink

lol at the majora's mask moon as an assist trophy

ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:23 (one week ago) Permalink

God I thought they crammed an impossible amount of stuff into the last game. That squad mode is gonna be super popular I think.

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:46 (one week ago) Permalink

any rumours going round what that green bit was

nxd, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:49 (one week ago) Permalink

hoping for 'settings'

nxd, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Ppl suspect a “story” 1P mode like Brawl’s Subspace Emissary

103 stages my god. If the competitive people decide only four of them are legal again I’m going to pee on them.

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:54 (one week ago) Permalink

every one has a battlefield mode at least!

nxd, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:58 (one week ago) Permalink

the squad mode is something i thought would be great with such a big roster but didnt expect them to actually do

ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 15:04 (one week ago) Permalink

Sakurai wants everything in this game so he never has to make another one.

N64 Saffron City and Hyrule Castle 💜

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 15:05 (one week ago) Permalink

are we at 70 fighters now? i'm guessing we'll end up with 72 for a nice tidy 12x6 select screen

ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 15:06 (one week ago) Permalink

I don’t think that quite enters into it, since you can smush echo fighters into their templates, and DLC seems inevitable, if only because Arms and XC2 characters may not have made it to the initial design doc. Everyone expects Shadow as a Sonic echo and there’s bound to be a couple more straight up newcomers to announce when they show off the Mystery Green Mode.

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 15:13 (one week ago) Permalink

lets go for 80 then why not

ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 15:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Perfectly sane number of characters, who could complain.

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 15:29 (one week ago) Permalink

is shadow the hedgehog actually more popular a secondary character than knuckles these days? i don't know my sonic lore

ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 15:32 (one week ago) Permalink

He’s extremely edgy. Also has identical abilities to Sonic, hence, echo character.

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 15:33 (one week ago) Permalink

they also confirmed today that waluigi will serve as an echo to snake

nxd, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 15:35 (one week ago) Permalink

they should add linkle as an echo of bayonetta

ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 15:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Yoooo

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 15:38 (one week ago) Permalink

the squad thing and Battleground swapping and stuff like that, I really like the idea of those things, because there are so many Battlegrounds and so many characters it would take forever to play all of them.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 15:52 (one week ago) Permalink

Searching “Sakurai” on Twitter rn is pretty heartwarming

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 16:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Also heartwarming apparently his w1fe has been the menu UI designer from the beginning?!

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 16:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Minit comes out tomorrow on Switch. It's a great little game.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 18:55 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah planning to play that this weekend

ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 18:58 (one week ago) Permalink

iconoclasts is out now too, will get around to that at some point

ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 18:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Dragon Ball FighterZ beta/network test is available for download now and starts tomorrow I think. I’m gonna give it a shot! I will not do well.

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 19:54 (one week ago) Permalink

okami HD out tomorrow too, I think. I'm moving house tho

||||||||, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 20:11 (one week ago) Permalink

okami's pretty far down my to-play list but it's on there, will get to it someday

ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 20:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Details on the online service, kind of underwhelming for those of us who await the Return of the Virtual Console.

https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/

a film with a little more emotional balls (zchyrs), Friday, 10 August 2018 11:06 (five days ago) Permalink

I can’t stop daydreaming about Smash it’s distracting.

faculty w1fe (silby), Monday, 13 August 2018 21:46 (two days ago) Permalink

Dark Souls port rescheduled for 10/19

faculty w1fe (silby), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 18:00 (yesterday) Permalink

Forbes seemingly broke an embargo, confirming Diablo III for Switch which I think ppl already basically assumed was happening

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 19:44 (two hours ago) Permalink

there are few game series i 'get' less than diablo

ciderpress, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:04 (one hour ago) Permalink

I think it’s about the extremely mild friction of clicking on things until they explode.

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:08 (one hour ago) Permalink

yeah i assume its just the american version of dynasty warriors games, which i am generally lukewarm on

ciderpress, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:16 (one hour ago) Permalink


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