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.
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.
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
Super Mario Odyssey
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
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
Ultra Street Fighter 2
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
A new No More Heroes (at some point)
EA Sports FIFA
Rayman Legends Definitive Edition
You can pre-order the Nintendo Switch on Amazon right now!