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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

Wow that actually looks pretty 8-bitty

El Tomboto, Saturday, 12 May 2018 15:31 (one week ago) Permalink

played a bit more blazblue crosstag this morning, still awful at it but i'm enjoying it more now

ciderpress, Saturday, 12 May 2018 15:35 (one week ago) Permalink

xp inti creates does good work generally on these retro style games

ciderpress, Saturday, 12 May 2018 15:38 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah i'm actually becoming tempted to get blazblue xtag now that i understand what it's doing, auto-combos + the super-condensed control scheme are exactly what i want in a fighting game. still not convinced i need a trad fighting game though with smash on the way

ciderpress, Sunday, 13 May 2018 01:04 (one week ago) Permalink

^

jamiesummerz, Monday, 14 May 2018 15:19 (one week ago) Permalink

big if true

valorous wokelord (silby), Monday, 14 May 2018 15:34 (one week ago) Permalink

is that like diddy kong racing?

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Monday, 14 May 2018 15:46 (one week ago) Permalink

i guess? It's the rumoured new Retro studio game. Could be awesome if done well? They did Mario Kart 7... generally make amazing games...

jamiesummerz, Monday, 14 May 2018 15:49 (one week ago) Permalink

A star fox racing game where you’re the pit crew leader and all you do is communicate to the driver via radio, and you have to be Pepe

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Monday, 14 May 2018 15:51 (one week ago) Permalink

lol

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 14 May 2018 16:02 (one week ago) Permalink

space racing is just space combat with no shooting

valorous wokelord (silby), Monday, 14 May 2018 16:08 (one week ago) Permalink

that logo is fake iirc but the rumor is still valid

ciderpress, Monday, 14 May 2018 16:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Keeping tabs on nearly-baseless-rumor threads on ResetEra just makes me feel insane but I’ve stopped using Twitter so I don’t know what else to refresh all day.

valorous wokelord (silby), Monday, 14 May 2018 16:34 (one week ago) Permalink

ciderpress what is your friend code

valorous wokelord (silby), Monday, 14 May 2018 16:34 (one week ago) Permalink

SW-1126-4943-0808

i think that's right, if it's a yoshi egg avatar then it's me

ciderpress, Monday, 14 May 2018 16:49 (one week ago) Permalink

i wonder if the Switch is powerful enough to eventually support a VR peripheral. the Switch has gyros, it has motion tracking, in both the screen and the joycons. it would surprise me if Nintendo does not eventually do something like that. or if not them, then it seems like someone might be able to fabricate a Gear VR-style holder for the Switch, Labo-style.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 14 May 2018 20:34 (one week ago) Permalink

it is not powerful enough for VR

ciderpress, Monday, 14 May 2018 20:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Also other companies are doing VR, so Nintendo won’t be interested since it wouldn’t be a point of differentiation for the hardware

valorous wokelord (silby), Monday, 14 May 2018 20:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Why would you want to add chunky peripherals to a system whose main selling point is being portable AND a console

El Tomboto, Monday, 14 May 2018 20:57 (one week ago) Permalink

good point. i would advise against using it while driving your car or taking the bus or being on an airplane.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 14 May 2018 21:14 (one week ago) Permalink

ciderpress I’m the Kirby who added u

valorous wokelord (silby), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 02:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Today it’s Pokemon rumors, something about this year’s games being a revisit/reimagining of the Kanto region featuring Pikachu and Eevee versions.

Also the story mode for Mario Tennis has gotten more details in a trailer. Luigi gets kidnapped! Experience points and equipment upgrades!

Also fresh trailer for Octopath. The big thing there is as you collect the protagonists into your party you can switch whose story you are playing through at any time within your one save file.

valorous wokelord (silby), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 18:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Mario tennis looking less and less skippable... too many games to play this summer

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 18:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Online test tournament June 1-3 for Tennis; I like these network stress tests disguised as free previews.

valorous wokelord (silby), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:00 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah they're good except sometimes they cause me to suddenly have another game i want to buy that i could have remained blissfully unaware of like the blazblue one

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:03 (one week ago) Permalink

hah!

Nhex, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:07 (one week ago) Permalink

that's your fault for posting about in here I'll have you know. turned out to be my favorite fighting game I've played in ages, mechanically

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:09 (one week ago) Permalink

also wizard of legend is out today, it's now the good roguelite

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:49 (one week ago) Permalink

xp not on Switch, but if you haven't, take a look at the fighting systems for Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite (very similar w/2v2 and fluid change outs) and Dragonball FighterZ especially being pretty accessible. Even last year's KOF has single button autocombos as well
(I'm kinda sorta looking forward to Blade Strangers and SNK Heroines as well)

Nhex, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:14 (one week ago) Permalink

i'll probably give blade strangers a try, it looks kinda trashy but the roster is hilarious. did they ever make more umehara kawase games or is her inclusion just an extremely deep cut?

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:18 (one week ago) Permalink

not really looking for non switch fighters atm and it's sacrilegious to say it but ive never really liked dbz's character designs in general so that's less appealing to me even if it does come to switch

ciderpress, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:21 (one week ago) Permalink

awwwwwww. but Toriyama did Chrono Trigger and all the Dragon Quest games too! (though with... less blonde spiky hair)

the PSP Umehara games got ported to PC in 2015 - that's the last I've heard of the series. but yes, that is a ridiculous deep cut

Nhex, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:37 (six days ago) Permalink

err, Vita/3DS, not PSP. got the generation wrong

Nhex, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:38 (six days ago) Permalink

Toriyama’s DQ characters are his best, tbf. DBZ is a quagmire of indistinguishable five-heads and unpleasantly rigid musculature.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:45 (six days ago) Permalink

i like the chrono trigger and DQ designs, just not dbz

lol not only is kawase in but some other character from those games is now - even deeper cut

ciderpress, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:48 (six days ago) Permalink

hyrule warriors definitive edition this weekend, lets go

ciderpress, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 21:18 (six days ago) Permalink

Some neat looking games coming out lately, like Don't Starve and Little Nightmares, but the prices seem waaaay too high. The former is $20, but the latter is $30. Again, could better be justified if they weren't significantly more than the same product on other systems (unless I am missing something?).

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 18 May 2018 14:25 (four days ago) Permalink

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

DJI, Friday, 18 May 2018 16:01 (four days ago) Permalink

Kept waiting for "Last Resort" to pop up, dark music, and one guy eating the others in the wilderness.

Tapes 'n Tapes of Osho (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 18 May 2018 16:05 (four days ago) Permalink

Ok I went out and bought Hyrule Warriors, have never played a musou before, this game is like delicious button-pressing popcorn.

valorous wokelord (silby), Sunday, 20 May 2018 01:35 (two days ago) Permalink

musou games can be confusing until you figure out that they're really just RTSes where you play as a single unit rather than as the hand of god

ciderpress, Sunday, 20 May 2018 02:46 (two days ago) Permalink

What is this weirdness with Resident Evil 7 coming to Switch ... as a Japan-only streaming title?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 21 May 2018 17:29 (yesterday) Permalink

An experiment, presumably.

valorous wokelord (silby), Monday, 21 May 2018 18:14 (yesterday) Permalink

Anybody else pick up the Korg Gadget? It's been criticized for missing some features (it does suck that there's no built-in way to export audio) but it's a fun little collection of virtual synths/musical scratch pad.

a film with a little more emotional balls (zchyrs), Monday, 21 May 2018 23:44 (yesterday) Permalink

I paid for it on iPad so haven't seen a good reason to buy it again. It's pretty cool, but kinda stuck between a diversion and something actually useful for making music.

DJI, Monday, 21 May 2018 23:56 (yesterday) Permalink

Is there any gameplay or other difference between buying the cartridges and the download codes for Zelda and Mario Odyssey? The cartridges seem out of stock everywhere and I may have access to the system this weekend.

calstars, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 01:04 (five hours ago) Permalink

no difference other than you need enough space for the digital download. the system's internal storage should hold those 2 games though if it's not already been filled by other things

ciderpress, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 01:21 (four hours ago) Permalink

(or you can put em on a microSD card if you have one of those)

ciderpress, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 01:22 (four hours ago) Permalink

Thanks cider

calstars, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 02:36 (three hours ago) Permalink


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