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Nintendo Switch Arrives 3rd March 2017

This morning, Nintendo announced that the Switch will be released in “major EU countries” on the 3rd March 2017. It will cost $299.99 in North America, ¥29,980 in Japan, and £279.99 in the U.K.

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For the first time in Nintendo history, they will be switching (no pun intended) to a paid online subscription service later on this year. This news has been met with mixed feelings but on the plus side, the system will not region lock games.

The console itself looks like a lot of fun, with the controller boasting “HD Rumble” tech for a more immersive experience. It will also allow up to eight systems to sync for local multiplayer, feature a capacitive touch screen, and will have a battery life that will last roughly 2.5-6.5 hours.

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As for the games, a slew of titles new and old were announced this morning:

Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Launch Title

1-2 Switch – Launch Title

Super Bomberman R – Launch Title

Skylanders Imaginators – Launch Title

Just Dance 2017 – Launch Title

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Super Mario Odyssey

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Splatoon 2

Fire Emblem Warriors

A brand new Square Enix RPG

Dragon Quest 10 and 11

Dragon Quest Heroes 1 and 2

A brand new Shin Megami Tensei

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

Minecraft

Ultra Street Fighter 2

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

Redout

A new No More Heroes (at some point)

EA Sports FIFA

Has-Been Heroes

 

Steep

Rayman Legends Definitive Edition

Zelda Breath of the Wild

You can pre-order the Nintendo Switch on Amazon right now!

Nick Petrasiti
Consummate professional, lover of video games and all-round hero that can be found doing a podcast, writing about games and also making videos. Oh, I have saved the world 87 times and once hugged Danny Trejo. You're welcome.

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