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Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 live stream will be broadcast in Japanese with English voiceover

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

Nintendo UK has sent out a short announcement about next week’s Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017. As previously mentioned, it’ll kick off at 8 PM PT / 11 PM ET on January 12, which is 4 AM in the UK / 5 AM in Europe on January 13.

Nintendo says that the live stream will be broadcast in Japanese, though with English voiceover. Additionally, “key announcements” will be shared on the Nintendo UK Twitter account. Nintendo of America will almost certainly be doing the same.

A live stream is already in place on Nintendo’s Japanese YouTube channel. You should be able to watch it on the official Switch site as well. Nintendo of America will likely be streaming on Twitch and YouTube. 

Source: Nintendo PR

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  • It’s happening people

  • SortableShelf19

    We’re almost there!

  • ForeVision

    They’re expecting people in Europe to stay up until 5 AM? That is audacious to say the least….

    • Exposer

      I do that for Pokemon every Thrusday is not that hard.

      • ForeVision

        I myself have the time for that, but I’m thinking of people who have work and other responsibilities.

        • Exposer

          The presentation wont be that long i think also if you needto go to work at 6 you wont oversleep that day.

          • ForeVision

            If they’re to put all the required info in I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s 2+ hours long.

          • Burning Gravity

            unless they’re being silly there’s no way the core part of it is that long. they will probably get the main info across and follow-up with less interesting stuff later. expecting people to pay attention for 2 hours is crazy, even anything more an hour is probably a bit much. I think most people have lives and just want to know the main things to know about the Switch and see some game trailers or whatever. *shrug*

          • NintendoPSXTheSecond

            You forget this is for press as much as it is for consumers. For press this is their job. Definitely expect something longer than 80 minutes.

          • R.Z.

            You should have told them that before E3 2016 …

    • GoldenTriforce

      The reason is that people in Tokyo are actually physically going to this press conference. This is really the best possible time for all reigons, especially since they also have the account for America being their largest market.

    • Giga Mario

      No they aren’t. They are expecting people to wake up at 5AM. The presentation starts at 6AM in my time zone and that is pretty much when I’d wake up anyways. I’ll just arrive a bit late to work (praise flexible hours!).

    • R.Z.

      More like wake up at 5 AM.
      But I don’t really think they intend Europe to follow it at all since they will release subtitled videos of the event later in the day.

    • Rooftop

      I’ll wake up at 4:50, get a coffee and sit down for the stream. It’ll all be fine, I’ll just go to bed at 22:00 for a change I guess.

    • LOLametro

      Well, you can also get up at 5 AM… 😀

  • hi v3.0

    I prefer subtitles

  • Roto Prime

    LET’S DO THIS BABY!!!

  • Carlos

    I feel like this solidifies the Switch being region free.

    • Vinicius

      I hope youre right.

      • Carlos

        Me too, lol.

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    I’m never really a sub vs. dub kinda guy, but I would have much rather preferred subs this time around.

    • Stuart

      While I do prefer subtitles,for this one maybe is better an dub since is going to be an live event. I had bad experiences with shows that try to make subs live.

      • NintendoPSXTheSecond

        And how would they do english voice over live? I assume that Japanese equally read off prompt, they could just use that as the subs.

        • Stuart

          In an live event is pretty common sometimes that the presentator not follow the script 100% the entire show,especially if there are 2 or more people on stage. It’s not pratical using pre-made subs since on this kind of shows is bound to happen improvs, errors, mistakes, delays, so they could only use a couple of translators behind a keyboard creating the subs as they go. And on this case I assure you is much better and faster the translators dubbing the presentation rather than writing it. Here in Brazil they do dubs on live shows like the Oscars or the Grammys and while not perfect, it’s much better when they try to do closed caption of these shows live.

  • SpectralDynamite

    ONLY A WEEK LEFT. It’s almost time, ladies and gentlemen.

  • link2metroid

    So not do they expect us to stay up/get up at 4AM, they now can’t be bothered to give us a proper English presentation. We’ve to settle for some lazy voice-over.

    • Liam Freeman

      Hey, I’ve gotta wait till 11 pm to watch.

      • Killey

        Then you’re lucky, that would be 1 am for me.

        • HyruleSmasher

          that would be 2 am for me V_V… oh well

    • ben

      Poor kitten..

    • SpectralDynamite

      It’s being aired in Tokyo during a bigger Japanese event. Of course they’d need to have voice over. No one would understand otherwise. Plus, while they could translate it later, people will want to watch this live as opposed to a pre-recording. They save that for Nintendo Directs.

  • ben

    People are complaining here.. but Australia and Japan have had to wake up at 1am to watch E3 every year.

    • ForeVision

      Is E3 even that relevant in Japan? I thought they were mostly busy with in-country happenings, such as the Tokyo Game Show.

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  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    the wait is killing me….literally. Nintendo have always been such a tease. Better be worth our time or else they won’t have the future they think they already bought with that reveal. Games, games….and GAMES. That are fun, exciting, and capture the imagination, all in a bundle of bursting variety. That’s what they need rn. No need to lift the foot off the gas they need to fire on all cylinders. New games, New IP, remasters, remakes, third party, Virtual Console, they need every trick in the book if they want people to take them seriously and not think that that reveal and its reception was all just a fluke, like the fluke of how they’ve made it this long. Well….I don’t believe that last part but know many do. We can only wait know til Thursday night. Wish they’d air it sooner during day but oh well. My money is on something related to Super Mario Sunshine. Anyone else got game predictions?