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Switch release schedule from Nintendo of America

Posted on January 13, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in Images, Switch

Pretty similar to the European schedule we saw a little while ago. There are some additions here though, like I Am Setsuna and Rime.

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  • Masso

    Have they said how long will the joycon’s battery last while playing on TV mode?

    • Gemmol Lewis

      20 hours

      • Masso

        Got a source or something? Or when did they say that?

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    Very very VERY good year compared to Wii U. They have 200% learned their lesson from Wii U and I’m happy to see that.

    • Felipe M.

      Well, charging to play online is something they unlearned which was actually one of the good things the WiiU did.

      • Exy

        It couldn’t last forever.

        • Felipe M.

          Nonsense. It’s free to play online on PC.

          Nintendo saw how big of a success Sony and Microsoft are with it and thought they’d be too.

          • ronin4life

            No, they saw how poorly they were doing even with free online and figured they might as well fall in line since no one seemed to care they had free online and it wasn’t helping them to not charge in the slightest.

            This is how most of the garbage industry nonsense became common: devs and pubs are consitently punished for offering costumer friendly/high quality content while those who do the opposite regularly reap massive benefits anyway.

          • Uncle Phil Hug

            it wasn’t helping because like two of their first party games have online play and they foolishly pushed that “couch co-op” strategy like it’s 1995

          • ronin4life

            True. Though if anyone had cared about this feature other devs could easily have made it more worthwhile

          • Abra

            PC gaming…

          • It’s sad and painful how accurate your last/second paragraph is. That’s what really makes me so sick about the way the industry is right now.

          • Uncle Phil Hug

            it’s still free to play online on PS3

        • Abra

          ya it could .. *looks over at PC gaming..* :I

      • Vigilante_blade
        • RoadyMike

          Aww, I wanted to post that D:

          • Vigilante_blade

            To be fair, I stole it from a friend, lol!

          • RoadyMike

            I would have “stolen” it from kym anyway as well. They get their stuff from imgur/4chan anyway

    • ronin4life

      I cannot see how anyone can think this realistically.

      WiiU had more launch day titles than this has launch window titles. And contrary to popular belief they were collectively really good.

      More games for WiiU, and quality wise collectively they are at least even… then wiiU also had a [email protected] launch window as well.

      • NintendoPSXTheSecond

        Yes because the launch games with Wii U kept it alive for the whole year. After the first month, Wii U struggled so damn hard since it had no games coming to it. No quality games. This we see key games coming out at key time frames.

        • ronin4life

          For the first year. If 3rd parties are already this reluctant i can’t see support maintaining.

          And Nintendo’s own support is small as well. WiiU had dry spots but it always had prospects incoming that were noteworthy *along with* a solid lineup of available titles and switch only has the former for the first several months of its life.

          Unless the Eshop is ginormous this is a weak lineup and feels foreboding to me of the systems 2018 and beyond

        • Uncle Phil Hug

          where are the quality games here? mario? fantastic. xenoblade 2? too niche.

          discounting the total lack of 3rd party support, they have one new game coming to 3ds – pikmin. and zero new games for wii u. what have they been working on for the past year? at the very worst they could have said

          pokemon
          smash bros

          and actually had something to talk about. even if those were ports. instead it’s 1,2 switch and the zelda game that was supposed to come out xmas 2015

          • Splatoon, which has proven to be a massive seller (in Japan, and in the US).

            Just Dance used to be very successful as well, though I don’t know how it’s performed recently. I may not like all of these titles, but plenty of these do hit popular niches. (Mainstream and niche.)

      • Advance*

        You can have your Wii U launch year and I’ll take the Switch. And this is coming from someone who loves his Wii U.

      • Kenshin0011

        Wii U had amazing launch day software

        • ronin4life

          However anyone sees its launch day lineup, it was criminally trashed and downplayed really unfairly.

          still is to this day

          • Kenshin0011

            NSMBU, Ninja Gaiden, Assassin’s Creed 3, Zombi U, Sonic Racing, Darksiders, Batman, Call of Duty, Madden, FIFA, NBA, and Mass Effect were the perfect blend of 1st party and 3rd party genres to kick off launch…Too bad Nintendo blew it.

          • NintendoPSXTheSecond

            All of those minus 2 were ports of games existing for years. Now we have original titles with a few severely improved ports.

          • ronin4life

            That isn’t true though

          • Uncle Phil Hug

            all the third party games came out earlier that year. i know. i waited to play ac3 and arkham city. call of duty was the same as what came to ps360.

            the only real bad decision was mass effect 3, because mass effect trilogy had come out two weeks before

          • jimmy

            Updated ports that played better then the original

      • I like the line-up, but it does seem small. And I feel like the Wii U did have a steady stream of games, but I also feel like it had less third party support. . . from the Japanese side. As of now, Square actually seems invested in the console (getting DQ, main and side games, getting an original title that looks good), and I am amazed that Tales of will come in some capacity. (I have low and high hopes though.)

        The Wii U really seemed neglected aside from Nintendo and early, Western third party support. I think things look better overall for the Switch than the Wii U, but I am hoping that Nintendo can pace themselves and keep third parties interested. I’ll definitely show my support so that they know the interest is there.

        • ForeVision

          If my local retailer is to be believed, there’s some major titles missing from the March spot.

    • Exy

      I’m still amazed 1-2 Switch isn’t a pack-in game and ARMS isn’t a launch game.

      • awng781

        Huge missed opportunity. I don’t think 1-2 Switch will sell well by itself at $50.

        • Exy

          Wii Play did at full price, so if they market it right, it’ll still sell as well as it needs to.

          • ronin4life

            Wii Play came with a free wiimote tho

          • ForeVision

            In addition to Ronin’s point, I’d like to add that Wii Play debuted at a very different time (when tablets and smartphones weren’t all over the place)

          • awng781

            Motion control gaming isn’t nearly as popular as it was during the Wii hey-day.

            It will sell 1 million at most and then be forgotten about. Maybe that is even too generous. The game should be profitable, but I don’t think anyone will care about it after a few months.

        • Abra

          yup

    • Uncle Phil Hug

      there’s literally 2 games at launch that you can’t get on another system… out of five.

      and you have to wait six weeks for DLC for mario kart and a couple months for what looks like DLC for splatoon. but hold on because they have…… tetris.

      if they had gotten any 2017 third party games that people actually want – south park 2, mass effect, for honor

      i could see your argument working but you legit sound like someone from nintendolife right now

      they could have at least reached out and gotten the remakes – arkham, assassins creed, cod that nintendo fans probably havent played the original versions of

  • wschamps05

    That’s a fun first-year lineup! Sure, the launch itself doesn’t have too many games, but you really don’t need that many…I can’t imagine buying more than 2 games on day 1, myself. It’s good to see that there’s a consistent flow of solid games coming throughout the year that’ll keep the sales of the Switch at a positive pace. Even just having a new Zelda, Mario, and Splatoon game is enough for me.

  • Felipe M.

    Won’t be paying to play online but that list of games looks great. A lot of goodness to look forward to!

    I really wish Mario Odyssey was a launch title. 🙁

  • AquaBat

    Look at all the things Laura Kate Dale was completely wrong about
    Look upon its majesty
    Bask in its glory
    Wash down the visuals with the salty bitter taste of her fanboys’ tears

    • Felipe M.

      Just stop. Stop with your sexism and misogyny, AquaBat!

    • キロ

      You should make an exact checklist for the next time rumors start showing up. xD

      • ronin4life

        I’m sure someone did in this case too.

    • NintendoPSXTheSecond

      So glad about 90% of what she said is wrong. See what happens when you listen to idiots people? smfh

    • Exy

      Remind me exactly what’s missing here that should be here according to her.

      • AquaBat

        Skyrim isn’t at launch
        Mario isn’t at launch
        Zelda IS at launch
        Splatoon 2 is a sequel and not an “enhanced port”
        No Smash port
        No XenoX port
        No Rabbids
        No Mother 3
        No Dark Souls
        And the things that aren’t on this image:
        No Beyond Good and Evil 2 teaser
        No Splatoon bundle
        Launch date was wrong
        Price was wrong

        • Uncle Phil Hug

          so like

          -everything-

          why do we read sites like this when they trust nonsense rumors

  • theFooFighter

    There’s honestly 12 games there that I’m excited for. The first year looks a hell of a lot better than the Wii u and 3ds did during launch year

    • ForeVision

      I’m sad that Europe doesn’t get I am Setsuna when you guys do. Lucky sods 😛

      • Stuart

        Well you can import now that is region free.

        • ForeVision

          True, but paying that much extra to get it a little sooner seems silly, not to mention that Steam has it too, so I’ll purchase it there instead.

  • TDude73

    March 3rd will be legendary!

  • Vigilante_blade

    I’ll post this here too:

    I’d like to bring your attention to this. Remember how many of you argued with me that it would be “impossible” for Splatoon to work with only one screen? When you told me that it was too reliant on it? Remember when I proposed that you could just bring up the map on screen and tap a direction on the D-Pad to jump towards allies? Well, guess what Nintendo just did… Exactly what I proposed.

    I find this very amusing. I am so enjoying this.

    • NintendoPSXTheSecond

      People had to defend Gamepad man. Jokes aside, glad to see Splatoon 2 looking super “fresh”.

      • Vigilante_blade

        Kind too bad the online service is bad. I might have bought the game if I didn’t have to pay a console tax.

        • Supporter

          Yeah, that takes away from the experience that Splatoon delivered. :

          • ForeVision

            Not just Splatoon, Mario Kart also takes a hit with this. Enough so that I’m seriously doubting buying it since it’s longevity will be impacted by the paid online decision.

          • Vigilante_blade

            Imagine Mario Maker.

          • ForeVision

            Another very valid example, since you’d HAVE to have a subscription to even upload/play maps. In fact, that game would be tied for the majority to it….

          • Vigilante_blade

            That’s the kind of game the really should exempt from that service, since it would be dead on arrival.

          • ForeVision

            I’m going play devil’s advocate for a moment: if that service were to be 5-10 euros a month, would that be acceptable? (even though you’re thoroughly against and I respect that, but I doubt Nintendo will be swayed into changing this)

          • Vigilante_blade

            Any forced choice would not be acceptable to me.

          • ForeVision

            I understand. It is for that exact reason that a good friend of mine is looking to buy Overwatch on PC, since there you don’t have to pay 25 euros a month for the privilege of playing your own game (even though he owns it on PS4).

          • ForeVision

            In fact, you know what I’m particularly bummed by? Monster Hunter. That franchise is very dear to me, as it helped me get through the Wii era, but knowing that I have to pay to play it online….

    • Bruno_Ostara

      Splatoon 2 does look amazing, but the map on the screen is a step down, you cant really check the field without getting splatted anymore. It covers the whole damn screen.

      • Vigilante_blade

        Not really? No difference between looking away from the screen and having an overlay. You can still move as well while selecting.

        • Bruno_Ostara

          Yes, there is a difference, you can easily multitask in Splatoon and take a glimpse at the gamepad screen while you can still pay attention on whats surrounding your character. Also, we dont know anything about what they did to beacons, wich required the touch screen, the solution for jumping on partners was smart cause they put up on the screen everyones weapons so its fast to memorize, but it still leaves a lot of doubts for anyone who plays this game more seriously

          • Vigilante_blade

            You realize that pressing a button is much faster, right?

          • Bruno_Ostara

            You realize the map is not only for that right? Do you even play this game?

          • Uncle Phil Hug

            dude stop.
            you lost the argument when splatoon 2 was announced

          • Bruno_Ostara

            Not when you master this really. I’m not saying this will make the game bad, i’m saying this part will PROBABLY not be as functional as it was on Wii U. We still don’t even know how the beacons work with the map like this, and they were a huge weapon on the first, they probably just removed it

          • Vigilante_blade

            This makes zero sense.

          • Bruno_Ostara

            Yeah, doesn’t make sense if you don’t play to undestand what im talking about :v

          • Uncle Phil Hug

            no one uses the beacons outside of splat zone play

            it may change the game, but you guys made it sound like adding a map button for off-tv play, or a mini-map, was Impossible and Unthinkable and I was an idiot for asking for it

            when really it was a handicap I probably could have lived with, since I don’t stare at the second screen anyway and rarely super jump

          • Bruno_Ostara

            Never said it was impossible or unthinkable and don’t know who “you guys are”, said it would probably not be as good as it is with gamepad map. And the beacon does have some utility on towers too, not the best weapon though. But it is a nice sub weapon nonetheless, when your team knows how to use it it makes the opponent life a lot tougher. I’m glad they put a easy way to super jump back to the base, thats REALLY important. But the beacon still worries, and not being able to advance properly while knowing the situation of the zones or opponents position based on ink spread on the map will change the game quite a lot. Still hoping it can be made more transparent, then it could actually have some advantages over being in the gamepad, but the way it appeared just covered all the vision

          • Vigilante_blade

            No, I don’t play this game because I had to use a Gamepad. Besides, all of the Gamepad’s utility is taken care of with a controller now.

            Also, I won’t be playing Splatoon 2 because of paid online…

          • Bruno_Ostara

            Yeah, and im happy the controller have what it takes to play splatoon, the motion still there and all. I’m just saying the map on the screen while help the game to work on a non two screen system, is not better than what we had. If the map was at least more transparent, but it covers all your view. Still hoping theres more options though, and the game does look amazing. Insta buy for me anyway, Splatoon is the game I played the most on Wii U

          • Vigilante_blade

            Motions should have died 15 years ago.

          • Bruno_Ostara

            I do agree they should be optional. But they are amazing on Splatoon. It makes the aiming better then any console shooter

          • Vigilante_blade

            People will make do without them.

          • Bruno_Ostara

            I would definetely drop Splatoon if they removed it completely, but well, no point arguing with people who don’t even play the game and want to be right

          • Vigilante_blade

            I don’t own it. Doesn’t mean I didn’t play it.

          • Supporter

            Wait. You’ve never tried Splatoon? Dude, just try it once while the online servers are still up. It’s free online so it couldn’t hurt to see what the game is like.

          • Vigilante_blade

            Oh no, I “did” play this game. I just “don’t” play it now.

          • Supporter

            Oh okay. Did you like the general experience (controls aside)?

          • Vigilante_blade

            Well…. to be honest, I cannot separate enjoyment to controls. I’m a very mechanically-driven gamer. I will endure a terrible premise or story for engaging gameplay. Alternatively, I will skip on a game that does everything else perfectly if they controls don’t feel right.

            When I played Splatoon, I realized a few things:

            – The sticks had major deadzones
            – The stick sensitivity options were either Sonic speed or snail’s pace.
            – Looking down at a screen annoys me.

            I honestly was unable t muster any fun despite seeing the potential.

          • Supporter

            That’s unfortunate, but I’m glad you got to try out the game.

          • Uncle Phil Hug

            turning your head to look at the screen risks a splat just as much

    • ronin4life

      I don’t think that was the argument. The argument was you needed the screen to play the game the way devs wanted at the time, for quick access to map information and movement. Or rather they wanted to make the game around this idea of easy access to this information without submenus and loaded UI.

      • Vigilante_blade

        I’m pretty sure that is moving the goalpost. That was not the argument.

        • ronin4life

          It wasn’t for the rational people anyway.

    • Uncle Phil Hug

      i argued this over and over because i just wanted off-tv play

    • Bcardia

      I’m curious about your final opinion on the Switch. I assume you are not too hot for stuff like 1 2 Switch and Arms.

      • Many are batshit crazy right now wondering the technical specs of the Switch,he’s wondering as well the true power of the system.

        • ForeVision

          Count me among them, since you’d wonder: Where do you pay that price for if it’s so “underpowered”? Although those joy-cons are expensive as hell…

          • ronin4life

            The controller accessories and tge stand are hideously overpriced. Well, perhaps the HD haotic stuff warrants this for the controllers to some extent but that 90$ stand is ridiculous

      • Vigilante_blade

        I’ll try and make it shortish.

        Arms and 1 2 Switch are hot trash to me, no offense.

        Mario, Zelda, Fire Emblem Warriors, Xenoblade 2 (If it’s got more series representation) interest me.

        Splatoon is a null entry for me because of the online console tax. I find that practice anti-consummer. It is terrible. Had they had the same presentation but free online, I might have given this presentation a pass. That however, bothers me greatly. The service doesn’t seem so hot either. I only play online on occasions, so a monthly fee means I’d be throwing money down the drain.

        The rest has some good, some bad. The no shows make themselves very noticeable. No Dark Souls, no Final Fantasy. That’s no good for me.

        Some good, some bad. I like that Mario is aimed at CORE gamers, finally. It has a better lineup that Wii U did, but it has issues.

        Batttery life is too low for me, but region free is great.

        • ben

          I hope they have more that they are saving for e3. I mean it is not bad but I was hoping for portable DOOM and Darksouls.

          • Vigilante_blade

            Same. I mean, FF XV was made for that thing. Dark Souls Portable would be amazing.

          • ben

            I hope darksouls portable is a thing because that would be awesome. As for everything with the motion controls… not sure how I feel. I never hated them and with every man and his dog making vr I can understand nintendo will have one of the best controllers for vr if the rumors of vr are true.. personally I hate vr so… no win for me.. the arms game has great art style… but I found punchout on wii was basically not that good. I was a boxer in University and the motion controls just cant keep up with my hand speed.

          • …you were expecting a bit too much for this presentation…

          • Vigilante_blade

            I wasn’t actually expecting it, but this was Nintendo’s time to surprise us.

          • Maybe they’ll do a direct after the launch of the system regarding future games.

          • Supporter

            Or an E3 presentation.

          • ForeVision

            I’d say a strong launch was neccesary to help wash the Wii-U from out mouth. Seems that is not the case (imho)

          • ForeVision

            At least we have PC to bridge the gap eh?

        • Regarding ARMS, it was confirmed that it’s compatible with Pro Controller.

          • Vigilante_blade

            Where? Just curious.

          • During the Treehouse stream IIRC

          • Vigilante_blade

            Oh! I muted this part because I was bored. Thanks.

          • Now you can rest assured my friend,it is 100% confirmed that playing with the joy-cons ARE optional, it supports Pro. Just as a advice, listen to the information they give about the games to avoid some misconception. Looks like a legit fun game similar to Teleroboxer on Virtual Boy, especially the character designs.

          • Vigilante_blade

            It does improve my opinion of it slightly. I admit I muted it because I was looking through other news.

          • Ok ok, aslo online mode confirmed.

        • Bcardia

          Hmmm yeah, I agree with everything.
          Personally, I wouldn’t mind paying for online if Nintendo made it worthwhile for the customer. But judging by the few facts we got, I’m not too optimistic about that.

    • キロ

      And this was an educated guess without disguising it as a insider-sourced rumor. xD

      • Vigilante_blade

        I know! I was crying of laughter when it happened. I didn’t think they’d actually do it.

    • Abra

      you are talking to nintendo babies they will never understand

    • Operative

      Now try and say the touch screen was more intuitive and have arguments with the exact same people, haha

    • Addy

      “I find this very amusing. I am so enjoying this.”

      And you’re being an elitist once again.

      • Vigilante_blade

        Considering that I was completely right, despite being told that may claims were “impossible”. I was even mocked for it. I actually do feel that I deserve to gloat a bit :).

        Also, You don’t even know the definition of the word.

      • MagcargoMan

        It’s funny because he’s been proven wrong several times but when it happens to him he denies it or calls the people who proved him wrong liars.

        • Addy

          Whatever. I do not remember if I said this before, but I am done reasoning or talking or etc to him. Have fun with your endless arguments with this idiot.

          • MagcargoMan

            Actually I’ve stopped replying to him for over a month now.

    • RoadyMike

      All I remember is how you said motion controls were objectively bad no matter what games used them and that the normal controls in Splatoon weren’t to your liking; saying the devs went out of their way to make them bad. Must’ve missed that part. Meh, old news

      But glad to see you glad something you thought of actually come to be

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    Also Brian, new image up. That one is already outdated lol. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2E_DyJWEAA0OHf.jpg There’s the new one

    • ronin4life

      Why aren’t they putting Fire Emblem Warriors on there?
      ono

      • NintendoPSXTheSecond

        Obviously not coming out in 2017.

        • ≈ KobobKC ≈ ^.^

          wasn’t it confirmed for holiday?

  • Kenshin0011

    Woah, that’s really weak. What have they been doing all this time spent letting Wii U sputter away?

    Zelda is a major hitter, but cannot hold the launch window all by itself until April…when a port comes out. There’s really nothing here to entice non Wii U owners to jump on ship. ARMS should have been planned to be ready for launch and 1-2 Switch should be a pack-in title.

    The really should have shown off Smash Bros and the secret game Retro has been working on since 2014.

    • AquaBat

      I really would not prefer a bunch of rushed garbage coming out in March to a decent spread of games throughout the year
      Besides, it’s not the N64, so it’s automatically a positive.

      • Kenshin0011

        Not asking for it to be rushed. I expected them to have planned development more efficiently in the first place. There’s no excuse of launch software to be this dry when during the past few years they’ve let Wii U go which freed up resources.

        • ronin4life

          I don’t think they let WiiU go as much as people interpreted. Clearly, based off this launch lineup, they are soreading themselves way to thin in every regard.

          This doesn’t feel like a mistake or misfortune. It feels like this is currently the best they could do all around during this period. And that itself worries me …

          • Kenshin0011

            You’re right, they didn’t purposefully let loose their effort towards Wii U, it was just that poor in and of itself.

            The company continues to run at a snail’s pace when they could hire more staff, increase their workforce, buy up more studios to make games for them, etc.

            They’re too stingy and think their console is entitled to success because they worked as hard as they could given their purposefully limited resources. In this modern age of electronic entertainment, it takes MUCH MORE ambition to succeed commercially.

          • ronin4life

            I can’t get behind this totally, though I see where you are coming from. Sony is still shutting down branches and dev teams despite being 2000 x more successful commercially while nickle and diming their customers. Lots of pubs are getting smaller and smaller in fact, and have been for the last decade and a half.

            Expansion could easily backfire and I think they know that. I do feel Their limited resources aren’t selfish but prudent. And they are over extending themselves and reaching their limit. Hirings and expansions might fix this but then what happens when they don’t and they can’t pay for even their current employees?

            Either way they just feel… tired. Like, this is their best atm. And while I don’t mean to say they are wasting away they are certainly low energy and struggling to re-energize and that is worrisome

          • Kenshin0011

            Yea the whole industry is having issues overall, not just Nintendo.

            Major expansion could backfire, that’s a good point. But simply hiring a bit more staff to ensure more timely development and funding more exclusives for the Switch is important and reasonable.

            Anyway, Nintendo still has billions reserved in their war chest.

          • Uncle Phil Hug

            so why bother burying wii u?
            theyre just going to do the same thing again

          • ronin4life

            I don’t think they buried it. Or at least feel that isn’t the only possibility here. I think its also possible this was the extent of what they could do for WiiU these last months, while doing mobile, while doing 3ds, while doing switch, while doing 3rd party outreach, while doing IP partnership engagement and management, while doing Amiibo and while doing production management.

            All their software is managed by one guy and a small handful of teams. They can all only do so much and I think that limit has shrunk in the last few years for whatever reason. Zelda and Mario and their huge content filled open worlds potentially being the biggest drain.

          • Operative

            As controversial as this may sound, I hope they just stick to handheld gaming in the future. I even wouldn’t mind if they stuck to sub-HD games. Because I agree, I’m getting the feeling they just can’t handle certain things

        • AquaBat

          Your first problem is assuming the quiet death of Wii U automatically means that they have been developing every single game enough that they could be released at launch
          2016 was really the closest you could get to not having much to do
          That’s only a single year, definitely not enough time for big releases

          • Uncle Phil Hug

            mario 3d world came out 3 years ago
            zelda was delayed over a year.
            what have they been working on?

          • Kenshin0011

            Wii U has been mostly barren since 2015, with some of the few games that do come out (ex/ Star Fox) having low production value.

            Having ARMS ready and one other unique and bigger game at launch isn’t asking for the moon.

      • ronin4life

        I don’t disagree with this in the slightest, but what is wrong that the appropriate muddle ground was unobtainable for this systens launch?

    • ronin4life

      If there even is a Smash and honestly on the WiiU owner enticement, I fail to see what is here for them either atm.

      Most wiiU owners should just get Zelda and wait for Autmn, maybe summer when splatoon comes out, and upgrade their ports then if they feel the need to. ARMS will be released by then too.

      • Kenshin0011

        Yea, with Zelda they can play it on Wii U. With Mario Kart, it’s only an enhanced port. With Splatoon, it’s still pretty similar to the first.

      • Uncle Phil Hug

        who knows when nintendo will kill the wiiu’s online

      • ForeVision

        That’s exactly what I’ll be doing. Reserve a Switch (I don’t mind waiting if they’re sold out) with Zelda. Play that on and off, and probably get some more 3DS games 😛

    • Operative

      Yeah I thought the whole reason it’s launching in march is because they wanted a strong launch lineup. This isn’t strong. I suspect they knew this ages ago. They’re releasing it at the end of the fiscal year.Only 2 million for all of March. They needed to show investors something and this is the result

  • CrazyKoopaKid

    Zelda in March, Mario Kart in April. Sonic Mainia, Tetris/PuyoPuyo and maybe ARMS in May and Splatoon 2 in the summer. Lots of stuff to look forward to in coming months!

  • donzaloog

    Zelda alone will take up most people’s time because of it’s sandbox nature. This is a good launch lineup. I’m just hoping that there’s a bundle like the Wii U had for Zombi U where you got the everything included withe Switch plus the game and a pro controller.

  • TheJuiciest

    Already more games I’ll be buying than the Wii U/3DS launches combined. Can’t wait for E3. Several of their studios ought to be due for announcements.

  • ben

    I am all in cause i am stupid maybe… but the 1 2 switch thing… it is going to be mad popular.. sadly.

    • Kenshin0011

      Unfortunately, it likely will never take off because barely anyone’s going to pay out $50 for a title that screams “pack-in”.
      I truly do think it looks like a fun ice breaker, and playing a game where the “screen” is another human is really unique.

      I’m starting to feel a little hesitant pumping money into Switch on launch when its future is still cloudy, but Zelda, Xenoblade 2, and Odyssey is enough for me to wanna own the console.

      • awng781

        The games that were shown off, particularly from Nintendo themselves, were decent if not amazing (BOTW is looking like a lock for GOTY).

        But the console itself and especially its accessories are both hugely overpriced, and the fact that it has a paid online subscription is despite the fact that many key 3rd party western online multiplayer games will likely not come from this platform, has turned me off to the point when I went from “Day one” to “Wait for price cut” after that presentation.

        • Kenshin0011

          I don’t mind paying for online, but it would’ve have been nice if they have detailed the new features for their system launching in less than 2 months….

          BoTW is a game that’s already late (was supposed to arrive 2015 for Wii U), and it’s still supposed to be Wii U’s landmark Zelda game. So while the game look amazingly epic, it doesn’t feel exclusive and new to Switch in way you’d want a title to be for a new gen system. I really thought Mario would have launched as well, or at least sooner than Holiday 2017.

          • awng781

            I just want to play Nintendo new Zelda game, along with a bunch of other new games, on new Nintendo hardware. I don’t really care about whether BOTW “feels” like an exclusive; I just want it to be an amazing game, which it should be.

            But that new Nintendo hardware is currently too expensive for me for what it offers at its current price.

      • ben

        The game appears to be in the top 4 on Amazon uk and doing well in the US.. for something that screams pack in and cost zero to make that is pretty impressive.. I think it looks rubbish…

  • wisdomsprince

    As I see it, two worthwhile games in the first 2 months. One of which is coming out on wii u. $400 without a game and without a pro controller. This tells me that they are going to struggle for games again out of the gate (good games). I bet they need a price drop within a year. I already have Mario Kart 8 and Zelda is coming to the wii u. The question is, are those games worth the hefty pricetag out of the gate knowing that there is no way this will be a major hit of a console. NOPE! I’ll wait fore the inevitable price drop. Nintendo didn’t learn

  • ForeVision

    I’ve just red about someone pre-ordering their Switch with BotW and Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+. Why didn’t they put that in here? Surely more games would strengthen this picture overall right?

    • awng781

      There are a lot of games that are not in that image, but most of them aren’t super noteworthy.

      • Jon Turner

        Hopefully they announce more games than what they have.

        • awng781

          E3 is 3 months after the Switch launches. There is a big venue for big announcements that Nintendo needs to make.

      • ForeVision

        I don’t know about you, but every other game in that list would make it a little more impressive, not to mention give exposure to the titles.

        • awng781

          I guess those games weren’t noteworthy enough for Nintendo to put it on that launch schedule image.

          • ForeVision

            If that’s their train of thought, I can’t agree with that at all. That said, it would be nice to have a list with every single game in it regardless. Some of the “unworthy” games are good indies nonetheless.

      • ForeVision

        I’d say Assassin’s Creed Egypt or Pikmin World are, and I’ve seen those listed at one of the biggest toys stores (they do this stuff as well) in my country, at March even!

  • ronin4life

    I don’t want to ve a downer for other peoplw BTW. My brother is just hyped about zelda alone lol. But I am not at all hyped by launch day and am finding it hard to be hyped for the launch window as it stands from a precedental point. It’s really dry.

    I want Fire emblem, Splatoon, Arms… and I really hope other titles are behind the curtains that are hype. I want the Switch as a system too. But I buy systems to play their games, and none of the games I will be playing are anywhere near launch and few in number. And i see little reason for any large sales base to feel differently.

    Really hoping the Eshop is solid. Need to see A full Eshop, complete with WiiU’s entire VC and honestly WiiU’s digital library would be a huge HUGE deal. But I am having trouble seeing that happening right now too, or else one would think they would have said something at the event.

    • ForeVision

      I cannot agree more. That said, I’ve seen people talk about pre-ordering games not on this list, which has me puzzled. I’ll probably pick up Zelda right away, and may or may not take Bomberman with me as well.

  • awng781

    Nintendo will hopefully have some content up their sleaves for E3. I expect a Smash Bros Wii U port and Pokémon Stars to be announced then, but I’d like to see A LOT more.

  • hi v3.0

    Solid list but definitely more than that
    BOTW, Odyssey, Splatoon 2, and Xenoblade 2 is all I really need tbh
    MK8D I can get that when it’s discounted

  • Loyb

    Has there been any word on Yooka-Laylee?

  • Operative

    I’m very cynical of Xenoblade releasing this year. I feel like they put that there because, let’s be honest, there’s not a whole lot of games there to begin with. Like how they kept putting project giant robot on all their release schedules. Xenoblade will be “delayed”. I doubt they have any intention of releasing it this year

    • Vigilante_blade

      I haven’t seen any party members. I’m wondering if this is a smaller scale game.

      • Operative

        Id be inclined to agree, but with that ginormous animal thing, I’m guessing it’s going to be fightable. And with him focusing more on story, I’m guessing we just haven’t seen any party members or they quite literally haven’t gotten to that point yet. I mean he did just start on the project, if those news reports after X released are to be believed

    • TalesOfBS

      I thought that game was cancelled because they didn’t know how to finish it.

  • supermario69

    It’s trash tbh

    • TDude73

      Behind every trash, there is a hidden treasure. And each treasure there’s Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the Dragon Quest series, and more.

  • Yay~! I have seven, maybe eight, games I want for the first year. I’m excited about all of them, and I’ll also be getting whatever else is to come of the franchises I love. (SMT, Tales of, Bokujo Monogatari.)

    Lol, our wallet is suffering though between pre-ordering the Switch and BotW SE.

  • MusubiKazesaru

    I really hope XB2 does come out this year.

  • TalesOfBS

    Bleh.

  • Addy

    Already a meh line up.