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In a new interview conducted by TIME, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime weighed in a variety of topics pertaining to Switch. He talked about who the system is for, third-party support, online plans, and more. Interestingly, Reggie even acknowledged interest in a GameCube Virtual Console.

Find notable excerpts from the interview below. You can read up on the full discussion here.

When Nintendo unveiled Arms during the Switch presentation, using motion controls was something that was highlighted quite a bit. That being said, they aren’t mandatory. Nintendo said during its Treehouse Live stream that you can use buttons if you prefer. This is important to point out, since some players would prefer to play Arms traditionally.

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Before Switch was announced, UK retailer GameSeek took pre-orders for a guaranteed price of £198.50. We now know that the final price is sitting at around £279.99. Despite this, GameSeek says it will honor the pre-order price. Some lucky consumers will be saving quite a bit of pocket change.

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Splatoon 2’s debut trailer gave us a quick look (or rather tease) at Marie, one of the Squid Sisters. But what about Callie? Well, you’ll be happy to hear that she’s back as well.

During a stage show for Splatoon 2 at Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017, producer Hisashi Nogami confirmed that Callie is returning. One of the hosts mentioned seeing Marie in Splatoon 2’s video, yet Callie was nowhere to be seen. Nogami said in response that Callie is still around, and joked about how she was busy for her business so she couldn’t participate in filming.

Nintendo hasn’t gone in-depth with Switch’s interface, but we have some what it looks like. One interesting thing about it is the inclusion of a symbol for airplane mode. That’s kicked off speculation about Switch potentially offering a data connection for play outside of the home, but a more likely explanation is that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are disabled when it’s turned on.

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FDG Entertainment previously teased a couple of titles for Switch, one being Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (not to be confused with DotEmu’s Wonder Boy which is also on the way). The company has since confirmed the game for Nintendo’s new system. It’ll be coming out sometme this year.

FDG tweeted the news yesterday:


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Raw Fury is pledging Switch support with at least two games. GoNNER and Kingdom are lined up for the console, with even more titles teased for the future.

Raw Fury describes GoNNER as “a tough as hell procedurally-generated 2D platformer with roguelike elements, following the largely misunderstood and altruistic Ikk on a journey to cheer up his only friend in this world—a giant landbound whale named Sally—by searching for just the right trinket in the deep and dark places nearby.”

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And here’s an overview and trailer for Kingdom:

“In Kingdom, each coin spent can tip the balance between prosperity and decay. Attend to your domain, border to border, or venture into the wild to discover its wonders and its threats. Master the land, build your defenses, and when the darkness comes, stand with your people, crown on your head, until the very end.”

More details about Raw Fury’s Switch plans will be shared during GDC in March.

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Super Mario Odyssey was announced at the Switch presentation this past week, but Nintendo didn’t really go in-depth with the game. At E3, Nintendo will certainly have more to say. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told IGN that the title will be present at the expo.

When asked how Nintendo planned the news at the Switch presentation while still holding some announcements for E3, Reggie told IGN that some consideration was given to letting attendees at press events try out Super Mario Odyssey. In the end though, a decision was made to wait until June.

Reggie said:

“The only decision that was made from an E3 consideration standpoint was ‘do we show Super Mario Odyssey from a hands-on perspective today versus E3?’ And we’re going to show it at E3. But at least from a Nintendo perspective, there’s no other consideration that is driven by E3.”

Super Mario Odyssey comes out towards the end of this year, so I think many expected that the game would be present at E3. It definitely would have been odd to omit it.

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In a new press release, GameStop says that it has reserved all of its first allotment of Switch systems. Over 3,900 stores began taking pre-orders on Friday.

Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop, said in a statement:

“The fact that this initial allotment has been completely reserved in a matter of a few days demonstrates gamers desire for this fun and revolutionary gaming system. We’re working closely with Nintendo to get additional Nintendo Switch units, and will let our customers know when they become available. We encourage customers to visit www.gamestop.com/switch and sign up to be get updates about the product and availability.”

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Below are the latest Nintendo products that can be currently pre-ordered at retailers:

* Save 20 percent on pre-orders with Amazon Prime or Best Buy’s GCU. 20 percent off pre-orders on Amazon Canada as well. On Amazon UK, it’s £2 off.

United States

Switch (new)

Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Special Edition – Best Buy
1-2-Switch – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Skylanders Imaginators – Amazon, GameStop
Just Dance 2017 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Arms – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Puyo Puyo Tetris – Amazon, GameStop
Has Been Heroes – GameStop
LEGO City Undercover – Amazon, GameStop
Splatoon 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, Splatoon
NBA 2K18 – Amazon, Best Buy
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Amazon, Best Buy
Fire Emblem Warriors – Amazon, Best Buy
Super Mario Odyssey – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Amazon, Best Buy
FIFA – Amazon, Best Buy
Dragon Quest Heroes I-II – Amazon, Best Buy
Minecraft: Switch Edition – Amazon, Best Buy
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ – Amazon, GameStop
Redout – Amazon, GameStop
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – Amazon, Best Buy
Project Octopath Traveler – Best Buy
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure – GameStop

Switch add-ons (new)

Joy-Con (L/R) – Gray – Amazon
Joy-Con (L) – Gray – Amazon
Joy-Con (L/R) – Neon Blue – Amazon
Joy-Con (L/R) – Neon Red Amazon
Joy-Con strap (Gray) – Amazon
Joy-Con strap (Neon Blue) – Amazon
Joy-Con strap (Neon Red) Amazon
AC adapter – Amazon

Switch accessories (new)

PDP Nintendo Switch Elite Player Backpack – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Starter Kit – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Premium Console Case – Zelda Edition – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Secure Game Case – Mario Edition – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Secure Game Case – Zelda Edition – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Official Play & Charge Car Adapter – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Starter Kit – Mario Icon Edition – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Premium Zelda Chat Earbuds – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Gel Guards – Red – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Gel Guards – Blue – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Gel Guards – Gray – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Armor Guards (2) Pack – Red – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Armor Guards (2) Pack – Blue – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Premium Console Case – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Deluxe Game Case – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Premium Console Case – Zelda Edition – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Zelda Collector’s Edition Screen Protection & Skins – Amazon
PDP Afterglow LVL 1 Chat Communicator for Nintendo Switch – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Starter Kit – Link’s Tunic Edition – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Premium Console Case – Mario Edition – Amazon
HORI Game Card Case 24 (Zelda Breath of the Wild Version) – Amazon
HORI Tough Pouch (Black) – Amazon
HORI Game Card Case 24 – Amazon
HORI Compact Playstand – Amazon

Wii U

Darksiders Warmastered Edition – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop

3DS

Dragon Quest VIII – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop (pre-order for case)
Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition – New 3DS only – Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World amiibo bundle – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (pre-order for capybara plushie) – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Mario Sports Superstars – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop

amiibo

Poochy – Best Buy
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Link (Rider) – Best Buy (new)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Link (Archer) – Best Buy (new)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Zelda – Best Buy (new)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Bokoblin – Best Buy (new)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Guardian – Best Buy (new)

Accessories

Retro Fighters Pro NES Controller to NES Classic Edition Adapter – Amazon

Books

The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts – Amazon
Pokemon Sun/Moon: Alola Region Collector’s Edition Pokedex & Postgame Adventure Guide – Amazon
Pokemon Sun/Moon: Alola Region Edition Pokedex & Postgame Adventure Guide – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 3 – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 1 – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4 – Amazon
The Art of Splatoon – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5 Amazon

Canada

Switch (new)

1-2-Switch
Super Bomberman R
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Arms
LEGO City Undercover
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Fire Emblem Warriors
Super Mario Odyssey
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
FIFA

Switch add-ons (new)

AC adapter
Joy-Con Charging Grip
Joy-Con (L/R) – Grey
Joy-Con (L) – Grey
Joy-Con (R) – Grey
Joy-Con Strap (Grey)

Wii U

Darksiders Warmastered Edition
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

3DS

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition – New 3DS only
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World amiibo bundle
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns

Books

The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts
Pokemon Sun/Moon: Alola Region Collector’s Edition Pokedex & Postgame Adventure Guide
Pokemon Sun/Moon: Alola Region Pokedex & Postgame Adventure Guide
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 3
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 1
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4
Art of Splatoon
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5

UK

Switch (new)

Zelda: Breath of the Wild
1-2-Switch
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Arms
Splatoon 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Super Mario Odyssey
Fire Emblem Warriors
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
FIFA

Switch add-ons (new)

Switch Pro Controller
Joy-Con Wheel Pair
Joy-Con Charging Grip
Joy-Con Controller Pair (Grey)
Joy-Con (L) – Grey
Joy-Con (R) – Grey
Joy-Con Controller Pair (Neon Red/Blue)
Joy-Con strap (Neon Blue)
Joy-Con strap (Neon Red)
Joy-Con strap (Grey)
Accessory set
AC adapter

Wii U

Darksiders Warmastered Edition
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

3DS

Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Ball Fusions

Books

The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts
Pokemon Sun/Moon: Alola Region Collector’s Edition Pokedex & Postgame Adventure Guide
Pokemon Sun/Moon: Alola Region Pokedex & Postgame Adventure Guide
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 1
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 3
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4
Art of Splatoon
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5

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