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Kimishima will be presenting at Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017

Posted on January 5, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

It shouldn’t come as a major surprise, but Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima will be presenting at the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 next week. The invite pictured on 1-UP Studios’ Facebook page confirms as such. However, we can’t see the page in full, so it’s possible that Kimishima will be joined on stage by others.

Reception for the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 opens at 12 PM local time on January 13. But as we’ve known for quite awhile, the event itself officially begins at 1 PM (8 PM PT / 11 PM ET on January 12). The East Hall 8 will be used at Tokyo Big Site.

The official Japanese site also mentions that there is a chance the presentation will contain software with age restrictions. In other words, there might be games that may not be suitable for children (basically the “M” rating from the ESRB).

Once the presentation is over, Nintendo will be putting up a list of playable software and stage times for its hands-on events in Japan. Sessions will be held on both January 14 and January 15.

Attendees will be able to take photos and videos inside the exhibition except for the stage shows. Close shots of game footage is prohibited, however. There will also be no stand to sell merchandise at the Japanese events.

As a final note, My Nintendo members can participate in a lottery to win a Switch system. 10 units will be given away each day. Attendees can check in using the new QR code feature added to Nintendo Accounts.

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  • なし

    Why shouldn’t it come as a surprise? He’s never done any presentations for them before, and has said that he doesn’t feel confident in his abilities as a public presenter, to the point where investor meetings since Iwata’s passing have opened with a recording of him rather than a live address.

    • Brian

      Since it’s going to be broadcast in Japanese, there weren’t a whole lot of candidates to choose some. I guess Miyamoto could have been a possibility, but him being the main host doesn’t really make much sense. Morimoto hosted the recent Japanese Nintendo Directs, but he probably wouldn’t have been a good fit either to introduce a brand new console and the important next step for Nintendo.

      • 《D》 OTAKU

        Also, now that former president Iwata is gone – the current is almost the only choice for something as big as this.

  • JasonBall

    About freaking time American audiences get to meet the president

    • awng781

      About time anyone outside of Nintendo execs and shareholders get to meet the president.

  • bakedapplepie

    Nobody can deny that Nintendo is making sure the Switch has a huge reveal and release. I haven’t been this excited in a long time for a new console and couldn’t be happier that it’s a Nintendo. Can’t wait to get my pre-order in.

  • KnightWonder

    I’m really excited for the presentation, but I’m also keeping my hype level. I learned at E3 2015 that overhyping a presentation can lead to terrible results. So I’m still excited, but not overly excited. That way there’s less that can disappoint me.

    • awng781

      E3 2015 is what happens when you are developing software for a new platform, and realize that you actually need software for your current platforms.

      The Switch Presentation will not be an E3 2015.

    • Stuart

      Honestly with the E3 2015 you could kinda see that coming. Of course no one could predict Ultra Smash,Federation Force or Amiibo festival, but Nintendo clearly said they would be focusing on games to be released the next 6 months. People should knew to not expect major games besides the ones we already knew it was coming. The problem is that many choose to ignore that at the time.

      • MagcargoMan

        Those games would have been blasted even if they were expected. Ultra Smash has less content then the N64 Mario Tennis.

  • Blanco8x8

    If I’m not mistaken, this would be Kimishima’s first appearance in a live worldwide presentation.

    I hope he can capture the hearts of Nintendo fans and gamers in general, because he has big shoes to fill, and sitting behind a desk won’t be enough.

  • Squalllionhart

    well this just got a little bit more intersting

  • AwesomeAussie27

    As serious as this guy is, it’s best not to expect any memes out of him that day.

    • Vigilante_blade

      I think you underestimate the creativity of meme makers, XD.

      • Justin McQuillen

        I agree, this will be meme gold

  • Hope they have a segment on Iwata, his contributions to Switch & future of Nintendo

    • Rooftop

      That would be nice indeed 🙂

  • Roto Prime

    Ok, I want to win a Switch……..

    • Hermione Granger

      you???…. never gonna happen.

      • Roto Prime

        ;____; ok, you meanie…

  • Vigilante_blade

    I’m actually happy we get to see him present this. I care very little for how charismatic he is, but I just want to see him. Call it curiosity.

    • ForeVision

      I think he’ll do just fine, after all Satoru Shibata conquered his shyness to appear in multiple Nintendo Directs as well (my respects to him).

      That said, the layer of dust on my Wii-U reminds me that there’s a lot for Nintendo to fix still, so as positive as I’ve been, I feel no excitement, only mix of curiosity and “seeing is believing” for this event.

  • Stuart

    Let’s see how he does it. If it get’s good feedback maybe we can start seeying Kimishima on directs?

  • Tyson

    I’m very exited, only 6 days to go.

  • burchdude65

    This is a pretty big deal to me. I’ve wanted to see Kimishima present for a long time.

  • Justin McQuillen

    Here come dat boi!