The Nintendo Switch is Upon US!

The Jan 12 Nintendo Switch Presentation arrived and boy did it deliver! The console is slated to release March 3, 2017 worldwide. What are your thoughts on the presentation. What features of the Switch were impressive to you? What games are you excited for and want to see in the future?


Didn’t watch the presentation. I did give them my money for a pre order. I hope amazon actually gets some of these and I can preorder it there. I’m not thrilled about getting it from GameStop currently. I’d love release day shipping and 5% off with my amazon credit card!

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Perfect. I came here to establish a Switch post and see that it has already been taken care of :slight_smile:

The full presentation for those interested:

Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017

Now, how about some trailers?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Super Mario Odyssey
1-2 Switch
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Splatoon 2
Fire Emblem Warriors
Shin Megami Tensei
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Super Bomberman R

The Switch looks like an impressive piece of tech. I am optimistic that interest in the Switch will be higher than for the Wii U among gamers.

That said my personal interest in the Switch has cooled a bit. I am sure I’ll pick one up eventually, but there is nothing pushing me to do so at launch. Aside from Breath of the Wild, which I can buy for my Wii U (and for which I have mixed feelings), there is nothing enticing, yet. Mario Kart is an update to a game I own and doesn’t bring enough new to the table to justify purchasing twice. The system is also a bit pricey, as are the accessories. I have no doubt the price is justified by the internal tech, but the price point is high enough that I feel comfortable waiting. The price, coupled with the fact that I already have a Wii U, decreases my desire to grab a Switch at launch.

For those that don’t have a Wii U, The Switch is a great new hybrid console with home and portable features complete and access to games like Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8, making it a wonderful investment.

The main enticement for me is the portability. I love laying down on the couch on my off nights to play games on my Vita. If it’s a comfortable system to use laying down, it’ll be well worth the price to me. I’ve got my preorder in for two reasons. One, it’s a new Nintendo, and I will always buy one of those. Two, I’m forever going to be worried that they won’t make enough of these stupid things and I won’t be able to get one for a long time if I wait.

I’m not thrilled that they’re making a Mario Kart 8 enhanced edition. It signals to me that they might do that with a lot of their Wii U games, and I’d rather see them make new stuff. That being said, a lot of people probably didn’t play them since hardly anyone bought a Wii U, and it will be nice for everyone who wants a switch to get a chance to play them.

I just hope they let us transfer over our Virtual Console games without rebuying them. Not just Wii U Virtual Console games, ALL of them.

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Same here. One of the many reasons I love my Vita, as well as remote play. The nice thing is I can do that with the Wii U. True the screen on the Switch is nicer. And I’m not writing off a purchase of the system, just delaying it. If Breath of the Wild was Switch only I’d reconsider, but since it’s not I can comfortably take my time before purchasing the new system.

Lol, it’s a valid worry.

This is how I feel about it. It’s not worth much to Wii U owners who already own the games, but it’s great for Switch owners who didn’t buy a Wii U. Think about all the great Wii U games that many people haven’t played. Super Mario 3D World is a brilliant game, and I’d be happy to see more people finally getting the chance to experience it. It’s a double edge sword. It means duplicate games for me as a Wii U owner, but great new games for others.

I sadly wouldn’t count on it. They don’t handle virtual console items well. Look at their new free monthly game with online subscription. The games are free to play for a month, not free to download for a month and keep as long as the subscription is active. With terms like that, I am not encouraged that they’ll transfer our Virtual Console games over. It’s just not as profitable for them.

Definitely gonna get the Switch at some point for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, but I’m not sure when. Mario Odyssey also looks great, and I might try Breathe of the Wild despite not enjoying Zelda in the past.

If anyone wants to see my (cringey) live reactions to the presentation, I have highlights here: Garb Streams HIGHLIGHTS: Nintendo Switch Presentation

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why do you not like Zelda? :confused:

I’m probably biased, since I’ve only played the 2 NES ones, Minish Cap, and Majora’s Mask, with Majora’s Mask being the only Zelda game I’ve finished. I just don’t find the games fun; the various puzzles are near impossible without guides, something that I don’t like using in games.

Have you played the SNES game, A Link to the Past? probably the most elegantly designed and intuitive Zelda game. I don’t think you’d find it suffers from a need for the use of guides. It doesn’t have quite as many superfluous collectables which cuts down on the need for hints. The game guides you through logical progression in a very neat a fluid way that leads one to seldom ever feeling lost. I say elegantly designed because of the way it unfolds logically and organically for the player. As much as I enjoy later Zelda games, I don’t think there has been one this meticulously and cleverly designed since. All Zelda games employ similar techniques but the NES versions were limited by their hardwar and the N64 games on all have enough resources at the developer’s fingertips that the games sometimes become a bit bloated with features and collectable items (although Ocarina of Time manages to keep it sweet and simple).

I can’t guarantee that A Link to the Past is the answer to your disappointment with the franchise, but I do think if any Zelda will appeal, it might be this one.

I’ll keep that in mind. Thanks for the recommendation!

I also just remembered that I’ve played & beaten the Four Swords anniversary game on DSi. That one of course focused more on multiplayer combat than puzzles.

Majora’s Mask is the arguably the hardest Zelda, but with a guide I find it the most enjoyable Zelda. I recommend Ocarina of Time as it is similar to Majora’s Mask’s control scheme but it is much easier and less cryptic. It also is considered the GREATEST GAME OF ALL TIME, so I recommend you give it a go before dropping the series completely.

Never played A Link to the Past but A Link Between Worlds was awesome.