Thursday, January 12, 2017

Nintendo Switch Release Date and Game Information

Well it's official! The Nintendo Switch will be releasing on March 3rd, and will go for $299.99. Also launching along side it is none other than The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, and a pretty interesting list of games will follow after. Below is a quick list of some of the other games we will be seeing:

Super Mario Odyssey:

Mario is back in a brand new 3D adventure. This time using the more open world style of Super Mario 64 and Sunshine, Super Mario Odyssey will see our hero in a new strange land. Along with his new living hat, he will travel through different locations (including our world as it seems), fight new strange enemies, and once again try to save Princess Peach from Bowser. Sadly the game won't be launching until later this year, but it's something to look forward to.

Fire Emblem Warriors:

Not much is known about this title for the time being, but the title should say it all. If you're a fan of the warriors games (Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, Warriors Orochi, Hyrule Warriors, One Piece Pirate Warrior, Dynasty Warriors Gundam, Dragon Quest Heroes, etc) then you know what to expect. This game is a Fire Emblem based hack n slash game, and will be the second collaboration between Nintendo and KT.

Xenoblade 2:

Another title not much is known about. Xenoblade 2 is the third game in the Xenoblade JRPG series, but the title itself is a bit misleading. While Xenoblade Chronicles X wasn't a sequel to the original, but rather a new game set in it's own universe, it was still technically the second game. As for what the "2" in Xenoblade 2 stands for, that's really hard to say. Is it a sequel to the first game? Is it a sequel to X? Or could it be something new, but in the style of the first game? We won't know for sure until more information is released, but judging by what was shown, it's possible this is in fact a sequel to the original Wii release. The game sports a new art style as well.

Splatoon 2:

The follow up to the Wii U's Splatoon. Like the first game, this is a PvP based arena shooter where players get to control squid people that can transform into squids and use weapons to spread their ink across the map. For Splatoon 2 new weapons, maps, equipment, power ups, etc, have been added to the mix, which has expanded the game greatly. Of course it's still the same game you may already know and love, it's just that now it has new content, and is on the new console.

No More Heroes:

Once again not much was said about this game, but Suda51 confirmed that Travis Touchdown will be back -- something fans of the original No More Heroes games may be excited to hear.

Other Upcoming Games:
  • Shin Megami Tensei - Announced, no further information.
  • Skyrim - Skyrim will be ported to the Switch.
  • Fifa - EA will be bringing Fifa as well as other sports games to the Switch
  • Yooka-Laylee - Confirmed for the Switch
  • Sonic 2017 - The upcoming Sonic 2017 project will be making it's way to the Switch
  • Dragon Quest - Multiple Dragon quest games will be on the Switch, including XI
  • Lego City Undercover - The new port of Lego City will be releasing on the Switch also
  • And more! Nintendo and other developers will be announcing more games from here on out, so keep an eye out for more information soon!

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