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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 (five years ago) link

Remind me what this thing is again?

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

Nobody knows yet.

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

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 (five years ago) link

Gettin' ready for thread title change!

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 09:24 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:37 (five years ago) link

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

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:10 (five years ago) link

lol Nintendo Switch is a terrible name
Looks kinda dope tho

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

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

remy bean, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:12 (five years ago) link

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

CraigG, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:13 (five years ago) link

trailer is v weird, thing itself looks p cool

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:17 (five years ago) link

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

remy bean, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:21 (five years ago) link

Terrible trailer o_O

Like the thing tho.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:23 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

haha

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:26 (five years ago) link

i am into this!

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

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

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:32 (five years ago) link

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

mh 😏, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:33 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

I would guess it comes with the display/dock/controller wings and the standalone controller is extra?

mh 😏, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:38 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

Vanagon cameo

calstars, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:43 (five years ago) link

xp yeah I think the standalone controller is basically the Pro controller like on the Wii/U

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:43 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

is this likely to be region locked?

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

i skipped both wiis but i think it may be time to get back into this crap

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:02 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

holding out for the big mario party announcement

nxd, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:09 (five years ago) link

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

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:31 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

(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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

Kind of funny that there were no kids in that video, unless I missed something.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:06 (five years ago) link

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

mh 😏, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:07 (five years ago) link

goin' for chill hipster demo?

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:07 (five years ago) link

going for that disposable income demo for sure

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

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

Been grinding out Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. Great stuff, catnip for Three Houses fans, and it's been a good while since I sat down and enjoyed a meaty single player campaign. Forgot how addictive the Musou formula can be.

Nhex, Monday, 8 August 2022 19:31 (one month ago) link

Yeah I got my eye on Cult of the Lamb...

Evan, Monday, 8 August 2022 19:51 (one month ago) link

eshop has a sale on a bunch of multiplayer games rn - at least in UK. I got drink more glurp for £1.03!! it's a fairly quick and goofy pass-the-pad physics game, good fun for a few rounds with a small group.

salsa shark, Monday, 8 August 2022 22:16 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Nintendo Direct tomorrow, unless you are in the UK

ciderpress, Monday, 12 September 2022 15:26 (three weeks ago) link

Maybe they will add some old levels to Mario Kart, new characters to Smash Bros., and announce that they are only a couple of years out from Zelda 2 and Metroid Prime 4.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 12 September 2022 15:58 (three weeks ago) link

Splatoon 3 just sold 3.5 million in three days in Japan, biggest game launch there ever.
bigger than Pokemon, Dragon Quest, FF7. that's kind of a big deal, no?

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 12 September 2022 16:05 (three weeks ago) link

I bought the previous splatoon a while back and could never get used to the damn controls.

Jeff, Monday, 12 September 2022 16:18 (three weeks ago) link

my kids were so hyped for that, they'd been talking about it for like the past year
i played a little of the new one, it seems exactly like splatoon 2? like "new" characters and levels but no appreciable difference in gameplay or graphics or anything

na (NA), Monday, 12 September 2022 16:19 (three weeks ago) link

i also struggle with the controls, i end up mostly using the right joystick to look around instead of tilting the controller

na (NA), Monday, 12 September 2022 16:20 (three weeks ago) link

xp yeah thats enormous sales for japan. the switch animal crossing already shattered the previous record and this shattered it again

ciderpress, Monday, 12 September 2022 16:45 (three weeks ago) link

like "new" characters and levels but no appreciable difference in gameplay or graphics or anything

this describes pretty much every video game sequel within the same console generation

ciderpress, Monday, 12 September 2022 16:53 (three weeks ago) link

Super Mario Bros to SMB3 was a notable leap. But yeah, sequels in the same console generation are usually subtitled “very similar to what you already like; 3/4 of the way to the inevitable reboot”

Karl Malone, Monday, 12 September 2022 17:01 (three weeks ago) link

But damn, people must be craving some more of what they like about splatoon! This is very petty or me but i can’t stand the character style of splatoon. I don’t want to be any of these characters or look at them

Karl Malone, Monday, 12 September 2022 17:02 (three weeks ago) link

i'm not a huge fan of the char designs/fashion either but the game is absurdly fun once you master the movement (i have not bought 3 though nor will i for a bit)

ciderpress, Monday, 12 September 2022 22:37 (three weeks ago) link

lol

Tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct Will Be Livestreamed Twice by Nintendo Ireland Out of Disrespect for the Queenhttps://t.co/ShQr0os4Ms

— Hard Drive (@HardDriveMag) September 12, 2022

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 06:02 (three weeks ago) link

Oooh, I'd given up hope but I just realized there could be Silksong news!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 13:44 (three weeks ago) link

silksong doesn't exist

ciderpress, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 14:04 (three weeks ago) link

New Zelda title as ironic commentary

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 14:49 (three weeks ago) link

Why did Nintendo (er) spoil themselves?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 14:51 (three weeks ago) link

As accidentally winsome commentary on UK

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 14:51 (three weeks ago) link

Oh, wait, this thing happened already, didn't it.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 14:53 (three weeks ago) link

I'm officially excited about (checks notes) one thing announced, and it rhymes with Griselda.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 14:55 (three weeks ago) link

lots of stuff I liked, but it was pretty much all 3rd parties outside of a Pikmin logo and a v short Zelda trailer.
Nintendo's first party studios MIA, I guess they are working on content for the next systems launch?

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 14:58 (three weeks ago) link

Hm I wonder if Link doesn't have the glider in BOTW2?

death generator (lukas), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:05 (three weeks ago) link

hell yeah links back and hes got an airplane baby

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:22 (three weeks ago) link

Nintendo's first party studios MIA, I guess they are working on content for the next systems launch?

Sigh. I feel like half my time with the Switch has been spent waiting for what comes next, but at this point I think I've finally realized that with few exceptions, whatever it is that Nintendo does best may just be not for me. I loved Breath and we as a family got a lot out of Mario Kart, but both of those were ports from the previous system. I loved the Ori games, but they were Microsoft games that somehow made it to Nintendo. Other than that, my fave indies (Hollow Knight, Cuphead, Hades) have been available on all systems. Oh well.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:37 (three weeks ago) link

im studying the trailer like the zapruder film, stuff weve seen before floating castle, sky islands, no towers or shrines, links weird arms, link doesnt have any of his old gear, time reversing mechanic maybe thing; new stuff link has guardian shotgun shell looking things hanging from his belt, big green design on a bluff, wooden shield, stone axe, airplane!

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:39 (three weeks ago) link

his gear looks pretty rudimentary feel like this could be the distant past, relative to botw, or some sort of time mixing situation cld be going on, the castle is there but its behaving strangely

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:41 (three weeks ago) link

Sigh. I feel like half my time with the Switch has been spent waiting for what comes next, but at this point I think I've finally realized that with few exceptions, whatever it is that Nintendo does best may just be not for me.

― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:37 AM (six minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

are you going to be ok

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:45 (three weeks ago) link

Certainly by May 2023!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:48 (three weeks ago) link

IF I DON'T HAVE THE GLIDER I DON'T WANT IT

death generator (lukas), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:49 (three weeks ago) link

Nintendo consoles are for Nintendo first party games. You should buy them if you want to play Mario, Zelda, Splatoon, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Kirby, and, uh, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom, which I’m playing through right now. If you’re not into those but want a handheld you might be better off getting a Steam Deck

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:50 (three weeks ago) link

damnnn new Fire Emblem and Octopath sequel at the beginning of 2023 + BOTW 2 drops in May. craziness

Nhex, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:51 (three weeks ago) link

IF I DON'T HAVE THE GLIDER I DON'T WANT IT

― death generator (lukas), Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:49 AM (four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

it has an airplane!

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:54 (three weeks ago) link

and prob some cool jumping/flying mechanics

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:54 (three weeks ago) link

one question about this game is if theyre using "the same map and engine" how do you make it a new fresh experience, and obvs part of the answer is links got to have new different stuff, different mechanics

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:56 (three weeks ago) link

however if they make a mario odyssey 2 you absolutely must be able to jump on the hat

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:57 (three weeks ago) link

is it actually the same map i assumed they would do a calamity / upheaval on it so theres like recognizable spots from the first game but they're fucked up now

ciderpress, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 16:03 (three weeks ago) link

Zelda: a game about gliding

death generator (lukas), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 16:09 (three weeks ago) link

it has an airplane!

woke nonsense

death generator (lukas), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 16:09 (three weeks ago) link

pretty funny that every dev's stardew-valley-chasing farm game is now coming out at the same time

ciderpress, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 16:12 (three weeks ago) link

New Nintendo Direct Entirely Stardew Valley Rip-Offshttps://t.co/eo8GPW92ce

— Hard Drive (@HardDriveMag) September 13, 2022

Evan, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 16:21 (three weeks ago) link

is it actually the same map i assumed they would do a calamity / upheaval on it so theres like recognizable spots from the first game but they're fucked up now

Surely it's this, and I for one am looking forward to it. I love it when you get a familiar landscape made strange, whether in a sequel or in the same game, like the Leyndell/Ashen Capital in Elden Ring

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 16:22 (three weeks ago) link

I'm a little bummed that there's no sign of Wind Waker or Twilight Princess ports, still

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 16:23 (three weeks ago) link

Sigh. I feel like half my time with the Switch has been spent waiting for what comes next, but at this point I think I've finally realized that with few exceptions, whatever it is that Nintendo does best may just be not for me.

― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:37 AM (six minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Yeah, this system you posted about 592 times just wasn't for you

look like Farley smoke like Marley (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 16:24 (three weeks ago) link

xp everyone seems to think those and metroid prime 1-3 HD are just sitting completed in a vault somewhere until they have a slow quarter and need a stopgap release

ciderpress, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 16:26 (three weeks ago) link

Nintendo consoles are for Nintendo first party games. You should buy them if you want to play Mario, Zelda, Splatoon, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Kirby, and, uh, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom, which I’m playing through right now. If you’re not into those but want a handheld you might be better off getting a Steam Deck

I agree with this to a certain extent but you can't exactly go buy a Deck easily. Also although I have a Deck and like it, it is nowhere near as plug-and-play as the marketing suggests, you have to do a lot of dicking around to get many games working on it, if they work at all. I'm currently playing Soul Hackers 2 which launched well after the Deck did and it's buggy as hell with regular crashes, I had to search out and install a custom windows layer just to get it working decently. It's not a mass market device, that's for sure.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 17:10 (three weeks ago) link

nintendo consoles are for nintendo first party games, nintendo handhelds are for third party JRPGs and japanese adventure games, the switch is both of these so it's for both

ciderpress, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 17:25 (three weeks ago) link

nintendo is for nintending, nuff said

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 17:29 (three weeks ago) link

I agree with all of that, and it's totally fair, there just haven't been that many first party games that have commanded my attention. Basically just Breath of the Wild, and again, that was technically last gen. Not really a fan of turn-based or rogue-likes or JRPGs, which kind of limits offerings on all systems, tbh, but especially on the Switch. But hey, it was worth buying for Breath and the two Oris alone!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 18:30 (three weeks ago) link


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