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We reported a few hours ago that Arcade Archives is coming to Switch. This is actually a collection of Neo Geo titles, featuring The King of Fighters ‘98, Waku Waku 7, Shock Troopers, World Heroes Perfect, and Metal Slug 3. Arcade Archives is coming out in Japan in March for 823 yen.

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It seems like you won’t need to have your right Joy-Con always at the ready if you’re playing a game that supports amiibo on the Switch – the Switch Pro Controller appears to have NFC functionality, so you can easily scan your amiibo by touching them to the Pro Controller.

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Europe is getting its own special retail version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – this “Limited Edition” differs slightly from the “Master” and “Special” editions being released in the US. The Limited Edition contains the game itself, a “sound selection” CD and the “Master Sword of Resurrection” figurine, all wrapped in a special box featuring the artwork that is found on the regular US version of the game. Here’s a video showing off the Limited Edition:

Nintendo UK just uploaded the following video, called “Introducing Nintendo Switch” to their Youtube channel. This is actually the video that was used in the Switch presentation earlier today, but with subtitles instead of an English voiceover. It gives a quick overview of the Switch’s docking functionality and its Joy-Con controllers.


Mario Kart 8 is getting an upgraded version on Switch – and so is one of the controllers compatible with the original version. Just like the Wii Steering Wheel, which you could slot a Wii Remote into, the Switch is getting its own steering wheel-type controller. It seems like either the left or the right Joy-Con can be placed into the slot in the middle of the wheel. There are also two shoulder buttons located on the back of the wheel:

These pictures were obtained by Eurogamer at the Switch preview event in Frankfurt.

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Suda51’s appearance and his subsequent announcement of a new game featuring Travis Touchdown was definitely one of the biggest surprises at the Switch presentation. Suda51 has now posted the piece of artwork used to announce the game on his personal Twitter account, seen above. He also notes that the artwork was drawn by Yusuke Kozaki, who is perhaps best known among Nintendo fans for his character design work on Fire Emblem: Awakening and Fire Emblem: Fates.

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Amazon US has now joined the party of Switch console pre-orders. Get it here. You’ll be able to receive the system on March 3.


EA has announced that it is developing a new entry in the FIFA series for Switch. Look for it later this year.

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Nintendo shared the first details about its online services today for Switch:

– Can use smart device to invite friends to play online, chat with friends, etc.
– Users can try out service for free at launch
– Paid service this fall

Also revealed today is that all game software will be region free.


Nintendo announced way back in April 2016 that Switch would be launching worldwide this March. Today, the company finally revealed a final release date.

Switch will arrive in stores on March 3. Pricing is set at $299.99.

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