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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

Yeah, separate profiles is the answer.

Evan, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 12:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Cheers both

groovypanda, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 12:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

some games have multiple saves too i know Mario does. i think zelda you have to change profiles

ciderpress, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i thought zelda did? tho i havent played for a few months

nxd, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

you can make multiple saves but i think they're all tied to a single playthrough and if you start a new game they get wiped

ciderpress, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The ending of Inside is hilariously "????"

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 23:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

no spoilers pls! about threw quarters thru :)

nxd, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

god the ending of inside is so good

single bed mentality (||||||||), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 19:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the actual end itself, and the last part of the game

single bed mentality (||||||||), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 19:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it is very ??????, agreed

single bed mentality (||||||||), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 19:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's pretty cool

ciderpress, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 19:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

tried to buy some eshop games while the sale was on because my switch is in the mail. wouldn't let me buy until i've logged on with a switch. lol guess im paying full price

teen heartthrob Pacey Winger (Will M.), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 20:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There'll probably be a New Year sale if you can hang on

groovypanda, Thursday, 29 November 2018 08:04 (one week ago) Permalink

ill prob buy at least one of the big two games (wild/ody) before then, since i doubt they'll go on sale significantly

teen heartthrob Pacey Winger (Will M.), Thursday, 29 November 2018 14:50 (one week ago) Permalink

Amazon Logistics apparently has no idea where my order of Let's Go Eevee is; the last time this happened was also coincidentally with a big-ticket Switch game close to release (Mario Odyssey). What are the odds

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Thursday, 29 November 2018 17:41 (one week ago) Permalink

To clarify, I'm not accusing anyone in the unfortunate situation of working for Amazon of stealing stuff- by all means, steal my shit if you can get away with it, Amazon will pay for the replacement- just that somehow the largest retailer in the world has a garbage supply chain and that the shipping confirmation/"delivery update"/useless tracking number for an in-house shipping service is probably a series of convenient ass-covering fictions

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Thursday, 29 November 2018 17:43 (one week ago) Permalink

amazon isn't reliable with nintendo preorders for some reason, have heard the same thing from a lot of people. you can often get a free month of prime if they miss the delivery date and you complain.

ciderpress, Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:13 (one week ago) Permalink

do all switch games require two switches if i want to play multiplayer with my kids (like splatoon 2) or does it vary from game to game? are there some that can be played multiplayer with one switch but multiple controllers?

na (NA), Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Nearly all Nintendo-published games with multiplayer have local multiplayer; it's a big selling point of the hardware after all. (Ready for local multiplayer anywhere with the joycons!) Splatoon is an exception. But Mario Kart, Mario Party, ARMS, and many indie games have local multiplayer.

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:29 (one week ago) Permalink

yeh there's plenty of local multiplayer games, Mario Kart, Overcooked, Rocket League, Smash of course, Minecraft, Mario Tennis etc. oh and get Snipperclips, that game is awesome.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:30 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah Splatoon is an exception, i think everything else Nintendo makes has local multiplayer

ciderpress, Thursday, 29 November 2018 19:24 (one week ago) Permalink

All local multiplayer fans should get TowerFall btw I just want to reiterate that

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 29 November 2018 19:27 (one week ago) Permalink

ok cool thanks

na (NA), Thursday, 29 November 2018 20:12 (one week ago) Permalink

& almost every local multiplayer game works with a single joycon per player, they even have secret L and R buttons on the rail side that i never realized were there until i tried it

ciderpress, Thursday, 29 November 2018 21:38 (one week ago) Permalink

they're less secret when you slide the Joy-Con Grip on

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 29 November 2018 21:49 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah when i bought my switch the wristband things went right into storage and i never really looked at them

ciderpress, Thursday, 29 November 2018 21:57 (one week ago) Permalink

You all are really bad at keeping secrets

Karl Malone, Thursday, 29 November 2018 23:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Splatoon 2 local multiplayer is a bit of a pisser as that is one of the games my son wants.

We've got 2 Switches but looks like we'll also need two copies of the game.

groovypanda, Friday, 30 November 2018 09:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Splatoon is Nintendo's online shooter it doesn't really work as a local multiplayer game as it uses teams of 4

ciderpress, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Fair enough. Was sure I'd seen a photo/video of a stock Nintendo family all playing it on the same screen but could be wrong.

groovypanda, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:36 (one week ago) Permalink

mario odyssey and xc2 are in this weekend's eshop sale if that's relevant for anyone

ciderpress, Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:10 (six days ago) Permalink

GOD DAMN IT

teen heartthrob Pacey Winger (Will M.), Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:15 (six days ago) Permalink

JUST BOUGHT ODYSSEY

teen heartthrob Pacey Winger (Will M.), Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:15 (six days ago) Permalink

(before the sale)
(from a store)
(and opened it)

teen heartthrob Pacey Winger (Will M.), Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:15 (six days ago) Permalink

I bought XC2 from the Eshop on sale last week, for 40 € I think

L'assie (Euler), Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:27 (six days ago) Permalink

i think euro eshop has different sales yeah

ciderpress, Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:27 (six days ago) Permalink

maybe someone else has already talked abhout it so i apologize, but: as someone who has never touched a xenoblade game, will i like xc2? who are they for? i sometimes get into jrpgs but it isn't consistent. i might pick this one up but i really have no frame or reference? ditto for octopath traveler, which i remember getting a lot of praise in this thread for the demo, but not as much for the main game? help my ilg, i trust only u

teen heartthrob Pacey Winger (Will M.), Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:38 (six days ago) Permalink

as someone who has never touched a xenoblade game, will i like xc2? who are they for?

weebs, mostly

i loved xenoblade 2 but you definitely need to either enjoy shonen anime nonsense or have a high tolerance for it. beyond that the draw is it's got insanely good environment design and music, a weirdo multi-layered MMO-esque combat system, and a story that's clearly from the same mind as xenogears

octopath traveler is more of a throwback to the snes/psx era sprite-based jrpgs and has more general appeal

ciderpress, Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:51 (six days ago) Permalink

octopath traveler is fine, it perfectly serves its intention of slavishly recreating a certain type of gaming experience with some of the worst or most frustrating parts smoothed out but if you arent brain damaged by a childhood of grinding for meaningless quest items in poorly translated jrpgs i dont know how "fun" it would be to play

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:53 (six days ago) Permalink

i love danganronpa and persona so animu bullshit is fine. trying to figure out if i will get into xc2 is tricky tho, the vibe i am getting from watching videos is like... "tales of" or new star oceans or phantasy star online, games that never "stuck" for me. am i way off?

xp i am brain damaged by said things so octo seems ok for me

teen heartthrob Pacey Winger (Will M.), Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:55 (six days ago) Permalink

tales of is a good comparison for the general style of anime writing it is but the combat is way different and the world design is more detailed and alien than tales. xenoblade combat isn't really like anything else in the JRPG space so it's really hard to know if you'd like it before trying it, but FF12 is a bit similar at least on the surface level? you have autoattacks and abilities on cooldowns like in an MMO and then there's elaborate element-based combo chains.

ciderpress, Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:13 (six days ago) Permalink

i think lamp's selling octopath short in that its combat system is way more engaging and puzzley than any of the games it's calling back to

ciderpress, Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:27 (six days ago) Permalink

Octopath Traveller and XC2 sort of have similar concepts for their combat systems, in that the objective is to do enough of certain moves that do a little damage but make your enemy more vulnerable so that you can then do other moves to do lots of damage at critical moments. In XC2 it's in real-time and substantially more complicated.

Play Xenoblade Chronicles 2 if doing combos to do other combos to do other combos to do the ultimate combo and then starting over sounds like fun to you (it is fun)

(there are literally five layers of combos)

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:31 (six days ago) Permalink

The story of XC2 is bananaballs and the combat is like playing extremely slow Dance Dance Revolution

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:32 (six days ago) Permalink

octopath gets docked a full point though for not giving exp to benched characters in 2018. even dragon quest does this now!

ciderpress, Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:37 (six days ago) Permalink

goty candidate yoku's island express is also half off in the eshop sale

ciderpress, Thursday, 6 December 2018 23:18 (six days ago) Permalink

Oooh sold.

JimD, Thursday, 6 December 2018 23:22 (six days ago) Permalink

SMASH IS GOOD. REAL GOOD.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Friday, 7 December 2018 15:58 (five days ago) Permalink

stardew multiplayer patch is out later this week

ciderpress, Monday, 10 December 2018 18:15 (two days ago) Permalink

!

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Monday, 10 December 2018 18:31 (two days ago) Permalink


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