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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 (two years ago) Permalink

Remind me what this thing is again?

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

Nobody knows yet.

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

Gettin' ready for thread title change!

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 09:24 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:37 (two years ago) Permalink

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

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:10 (two years ago) Permalink

lol Nintendo Switch is a terrible name
Looks kinda dope tho

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

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

remy bean, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:12 (two years ago) Permalink

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

CraigG, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:13 (two years ago) Permalink

trailer is v weird, thing itself looks p cool

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:17 (two years ago) Permalink

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

remy bean, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:21 (two years ago) Permalink

Terrible trailer o_O

Like the thing tho.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:23 (two years 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 (two years ago) Permalink

haha

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:26 (two years ago) Permalink

i am into this!

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

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

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:32 (two years ago) Permalink

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

mh 😏, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:33 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) Permalink

Vanagon cameo

calstars, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:43 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) Permalink

is this likely to be region locked?

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

holding out for the big mario party announcement

nxd, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:09 (two years ago) Permalink

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

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:31 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years 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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

mh 😏, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:07 (two years ago) Permalink

goin' for chill hipster demo?

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:07 (two years ago) Permalink

going for that disposable income demo for sure

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

Speaking of Fire Emblem, Famitsu had some crunchy details and some nerds translated and summarized https://serenesforest.net/2019/05/15/three-houses-second-famitsu-article-skills-crests-battalions-academy/

Systems!

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Thursday, 16 May 2019 05:11 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah i've gone into preview blackout on that one since there's some supposed story leaks floating around along with the officially released stuff

ciderpress, Thursday, 16 May 2019 13:07 (one month ago) Permalink

attempting to give life advice to your students is a funny alternate take on the relationship mechanics though, i approve

ciderpress, Thursday, 16 May 2019 13:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Anyone played Trine 2? Looks cool, seems to be well reviewed, never heard of it before.

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 18 May 2019 15:45 (four weeks ago) Permalink

it's an old indie game, co-op platformer for 3 players. i played a bit of the first one and it was alright, i assume 2 is more of the same

ciderpress, Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:26 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Trine games in my experience look lovely but play really clumsily, and don’t have anything really in the way of original ideas. Vanilla platforming with a bit of polish and some story tacked on.

JimD, Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:26 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Resident Evil 4 for the Switch reportedly does not feature upgraded graphics or gameplay, drops the motion controls of the Wii version (and apparently lacks the motion controls they gave Revelations on Switch), and is digital only. And costs $10 more than the same game on PS or Xbox. That's kind BS.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 20 May 2019 22:06 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I’ll echo the benefits of the switch in a one tv household. They should’ve had me cuddled up with my wife playing my switch while she watches Bravo instead of that loft party in the original commercials.

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 20 May 2019 22:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

timespinner is getting a switch release next week. it's a nice little castlevania-like that i enjoyed, the story is a bit obtuse but it got the atmosphere just right.

ciderpress, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 18:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

so this sale nintendo is currently doing...
http://i.imgur.com/soNN8hO.png

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 19:53 (six days ago) Permalink

hrm

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 19:54 (six days ago) Permalink

oh, ha; figured it out: i was at nintendo's argentina gamestore!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 19:54 (six days ago) Permalink

anyways i finally got mario/rabbids for $20; will report back

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 19:55 (six days ago) Permalink

is this the first sale for stardew on switch?

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:00 (six days ago) Permalink

now only $846

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:01 (six days ago) Permalink

I think we can assume there's no more Nintendo first party games left to announce through the end of 2019, but now the only thing we know for next year is Animal Crossing.

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:24 (six days ago) Permalink

This looks like it could be killer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egzb6_HCqQw

Assuming it's not based on the movie ;P

DJI, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 22:20 (six days ago) Permalink

Link's Awakening at $60 is youth.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 01:29 (five days ago) Permalink

Youth=youch.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 01:29 (five days ago) Permalink

saturdays=youch

ciderpress, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 02:36 (five days ago) Permalink

the music in the botw 2 teaser... god damn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcup-mRDjmA

lumen (esby), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 02:48 (five days ago) Permalink

$60 for video games remains an absurd value, there are indie games I’ve paid $20 for that I wish were $60

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 03:31 (five days ago) Permalink

I don't wish anything cost more, but there are def. indie games (like Hollow Knight) that seemed impressively underpriced. I think the issue is that Zelda is a re-release (remade or no) being priced at a AAA premium. Yet something like Red Dead Redemption II retailed for $60, and I don't think anyone would compare the cost of making something like that to the cost of making this Zelda remake, or the "value" of a massive state of the art open world game to a much shorter story. And yet even something like Red Dead gets massive price drops down the line which Nintendo seemingly doesn't really do. Now, you can argue that something like Red Dead or whatever was *underpriced* but I think that's pretty moot. It really is simply a matter of Nintendo charging more, sometimes to a ridiculous degree. For example, again, when Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze came out, it actually cost *more* than it cost on the Wii-U, which was pretty lame.

TL;DR: You want value, I would much rather buy two (or three or four) AAA titles for my PS4 than one for the same price (and often lower specs) on the Switch. It's honestly the reason I haven't bought Wolfenstein II yet; it's literally twice as much on the Switch as it is on the PS4. There are def. games I would buy for Switch if they were $20 cheaper, so I guess my value point is just lower, as I'd rather save my money than overspend for no afaict good reason.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 13:36 (five days ago) Permalink

Excited about the Zeldas. Still no Wind Waker tho :/

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:44 (five days ago) Permalink

xp nintendo has had their hooks in you with these stories since your 8 bit youth. it costs money to protect these brands, and they don't wan't to devalue them by saturating the store with a bunch of lower priced stuff. you also need to factor in how many people will buy the remade zelda vs red dead redemption. you are greatly simplifying everything. We probably spend $60 per month on terrible kids meals when we eat out once a week. A $60 good nintendo game seems like an extreme value by comparison. I just don't have any time to play it.

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:21 (five days ago) Permalink

Switch is sweet home and commute gaming ambrosia. Throw your ps4 into the ocean.

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:23 (five days ago) Permalink

i dont mind paying the full 60 for a complete game, however i will not be playing the links awakening remake anytime soon as i've played the original a hundred times and there are like 50 other games coming out in september that i want to try

ciderpress, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:05 (five days ago) Permalink

The Treehouse section about Astral Chain has convinced me to buy the game, had no idea there was a "investigate the crime scene, solve the crime" side to it. Also like Nier Automata it starts with a shmup section, the director of both games said it makes it easier to have lots of exposition that way lol.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:27 (five days ago) Permalink

Josh you could always attribute the purchase incentive to the fact that Switch is portable, if that helps make it less painful when there are cheaper versions elsewhere to consider. Just purely from a consumer benefit perspective.

Evan, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:35 (five days ago) Permalink

Yes, but you also have to apply the Controller Comfortability Factor, which is 1.25 for PS4 and between 0.52 and 0.85 for switch, depending on which controller you use

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:46 (five days ago) Permalink

Well, the bigger consideration that keeps me from justifying portability is the often big decline in performance and graphics. At least when it comes to ports. When it comes to premium Nintendo titles, the proprietary stuff, I am just being cheap. You talk about value in general, and yes, video games by and large are great values. But if a product is $40 on one system, and $60 on another, for the same game, then clearly the $60 one is less of a value.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:50 (five days ago) Permalink

And speaking of switch controls, I am one of the many people that have been problems with drift on the left joycon.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:50 (five days ago) Permalink

i hope you posted that with your left joycon

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:55 (five days ago) Permalink

The left joycon was the source of almost all of my typos, before I completely stopped making them

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:59 (five days ago) Permalink

And if your left joycon causes you to drift, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your Switch than for your posts to have typos.

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:04 (five days ago) Permalink

Don't throw it away. Put it in a new pot and (this sounds crazy) add a little apple cider vinegar.

Evan, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:25 (five days ago) Permalink

but don't forget you have to add a lid with tiny holes in it so the gnats can get in but can't quite find their way out after they fix the left joycon

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:27 (five days ago) Permalink

I did hear that if you freeze it first it works more efficiently.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:52 (five days ago) Permalink

yeah astral chain showed pretty well on the treehouse segment. it's very much got the nier automata dna in that there's a lot of different gameplay styles jammed into it

fire emblem also looked really good after a lot of kinda sketchy previews, the school management stuff is really in-depth and i'm glad they're just being straightforward about the timeskip rather than trying to hide it as a twist

ciderpress, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:05 (five days ago) Permalink

They needed to reassure people that your MC would only be allowed to marry a former student

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:34 (five days ago) Permalink

Astral chain did look fun. It reminded me of Okami (dark pockets with fights (except some are really expansive)). It also reminded me of Bayonetta in the the fast/varied combat moves department. And the battles were more strategic than most fast combat games. I haven't played Nier Automata yet.

ilm jive mind (FlopsyDuck), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:47 (five days ago) Permalink

The Mario Maker 2 treehouse was pretty solid. I’ve considered buying a Switch just for that (initially) but I’ve been holding out for news on a Switch console upgrade.

ilm jive mind (FlopsyDuck), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:55 (five days ago) Permalink

Is Crypt of the NecroDancer any good?

Down to about £3.50 in the sale

groovypanda, Thursday, 13 June 2019 08:58 (four days ago) Permalink

it's quite good if a rhythm roguelike sounds like your thing, but the zelda one is coming out today if you'd rather that

ciderpress, Thursday, 13 June 2019 14:11 (four days ago) Permalink

I've wanted to try NecroDancer for a while, but the flashing tiles hurt my eyes, not even joking. Cadence of Hyrule looks less visually aggressive on that count, so I might try that one.

Auld Drink of Misery (zchyrs), Thursday, 13 June 2019 15:07 (four days ago) Permalink

pretty sure you can turn off the flashing tiles but not 100% sure

ciderpress, Thursday, 13 June 2019 15:17 (four days ago) Permalink

theyre showing off cadence of hyrule on the nintendo stream rn, looks great

ciderpress, Thursday, 13 June 2019 16:18 (four days ago) Permalink

that game sakuna: of rice and ruin that they showed off looked cool too. cute sidescrolling beat-em-up + rice farming sim by a jp indie dev

ciderpress, Thursday, 13 June 2019 18:13 (four days ago) Permalink

^^ this looked really good, like a 2.5D vanillaware game but made by just two guys

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 13 June 2019 18:41 (four days ago) Permalink


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