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Kimishima: More ways to have fun with Switch to be announced in 2018

Posted on October 30, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima shared a cryptic Switch-related tease as part of the company’s financial results today. According to Kimishima, there will be more ways to have fun with Switch, with details to be announced next year.

Nintendo often holds Nintendo Directs towards the start of a new year to outline what’s to come. A presentation in January may not be out of the question. We’ll just have to wait and see…



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  • Rhinopotamus

    I’m guessing he’s just talking about new games. Nothing to see here, move along.

    • ben

      I think English speakers sometimes try to add hidden meaning to Japanese.

  • Noah

    Not that this is a prediction, but I’d imagine that a Switch in handheld mode could functionally perform like a Wii U gamepad to a Switch in docked mode. This would allow for the asynchronous multiplayer/dual screen gameplay that can be achieved on Wii U. Those features were often forced and unnecessary on Wii U, but it would be very cool to see it occasionally implemented when it fits on Switch. I just think it’s sad to lose those features, as fringe as they are in terms of applicability and practicality.

    • ShonenJump

      If that’s the case then i think it will be wired and limited games will have that support since all the system resources will be more limited thanks to dual screen functionality. Its not a bad idea though. Having something optional like this is nice. We can dream

    • Stuart

      I think is quite possible for Nintendo to release a device were you put into the dock so you can play Switch dual-screens like Wii U. That said,I don’t think is a feature I would pay extra for it. As much as I liked that on Wii U,I admit it does not enhance the gameplay that much.

      • Noah

        Yes, I agree. I’m not sure you’d need an extra periferal though. I was thinking that the local wireless built into the switch (like playing Mario Kart locally) could be utilized to achieve Wii U style results. The performance in that case could be poor though; I certainly don’t know how the tech works.

  • errantrazor

    I assume he’s talking about Netflix and the like.

    • Aline Piroutek

      Yesss, I don’t think he’s talking about gaming

  • Aline Piroutek

    Well, Kimishima can have fun with Switch without even playing it XD. #Sucess

  • Paddy Alfan
    • KnickKnackMyWack

      Bet you anything they’d program it to stop rumbling once it feels the player moving it about lol

  • Jaxon Holden

    I wonder… couldn’t be VR, the screen is too low res. But then again, maybe they’ve figured out a way around that. It’s what they’re good at- condensing new technology down into affordable territory.

    Or maybe it’s a “Switch” line of games similar to Wii Fit, Wii Play, Wii Sports, etc. We already have 1-2-Switch.

  • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

    -Maybe talking about netflix, youtube, etc.
    -Maybe talking about the IR sensor actually being used.
    -Maybe talking about new accessories for the switch, to plug in place of the joy-con (nintendo loves doing those things right?)

  • Mark

    For Nintendo, ‘ways to play’ is a term synonymous with hardware and accessories. They don’t release Breath of the Wild and call it “new ways to play”; they release Wii Fit, with the balance board, or Mario Kart 8, with the wheel, or the Nintendo DS, with the two screens. On occasion, it might refer to multiplayer in a once-single player experience (New Super Mario Bros. Wii comes to mind) but in all cases, it refers to a method of input/output, and not just to new titles.

    This is legitimately exciting.

  • KnickKnackMyWack

    Video streaming apps, free karaoke app that lets you upload music and new games. At least that’s what I’m hoping for at the moment.

    • dang69

      Karaoke app please. I’d never have to leave my bedroom officially.


    It was already mentioned that other accessories were being worked on that replace the joycons! I’m thinking a camera that’ll tie to Pokémon go and other AR games plus a reel for fishing etc with an actual winder! Or how cool would a laser scope be for Metroid prime 4!

    • KnickKnackMyWack

      I’d like new Joycon controllers with GCN features, namely pressure-sensitive triggers.

  • Radish

    Online stuff?

  • Gregory Weagle

    If they formally announce a huge press event for January 2018 like they did last year; they have to announce it within the next week or two. Otherwise, it’s going to be a Nintendo Direct in January for sure. Nintendo has to since their 2018 lineup has zero set dates outside of Kirby Battle Royal DX for Nintendo 3DS. I fully expect them to announce their paid on-line service by that time, and set dates for Kirby Star Allies and Yoshi, which should have it’s final date. I also expect Project Octopath Traveler to have it’s final name by that time, along with a release window date. I expect the Fire Emblem game to debut on Switch in some form.

    Everything else; not a damn clue.