65: The Nintendo Switch Presentation (With Nintendo-Fanboy Special Guest!)

EPISODE NOTES

Kingdom Hearts 3 Development update!

Tatsuya Nomura – On the subject of Kingdom Hearts III, he said, “While I can’t make a sweeping statement because the development process is different from what we’ve done so far, there are still worlds untouched. Production is progressing on unannounced worlds, in a state that we cannot show them off. In terms of the state of development, there is still some way to go.”

 

Woody Harrelson joins Han Solo movie

Peter Dinklage joins Marvel for 2 Avengers movies

Star Wars confirms that Fisher finished episode 8 scenes before death

Star Trek Discovery begins filming: Releases this May

Blizzard Bans 10,000 players in Korea for using aimbots

Microsoft creates a “Game Mode” for PC which optimizes performance

 

Retailer GameStop today announced that it has sold through all of its Nintendo Switch stock, at least its first batch of systems. Preorders opened at GameStop on Friday, January 13, just hours after the big-time Switch presentation where the console’s price and release date were announced.”

 

Everything we know about the Nintendo Switch:

Release Date: March 3, 2017 for $300 US

  • Includes Switch, Dock (TV Connector), Joy Con Controller (Colored or Black), Joy Con Connector, Joy Con Straps, AC Adapter, and HDMI
  • No region locking

Switch charges using a USB C connector that ships with console, if it is like my Surface, it will only charge with that adapter and not a standard USB C

Switch Console:

  • Connect up to 8 other consoles via local Wifi for multiplayer games
  • 6.2 inch 720p built-in screen
  • Battery life ranges from 3.5-6.5 (Can be charged while playing in handheld mode)
  • 32Gb of internal memory, but expandable with MicroSD cards
  • Docked resolution: 1080, Handheld 720
  • Touchscreen similar to smartphone, less like 3DS

Prices:

  • Pro Controller $70
  • Pair of Joy Con $80 Individual Joy Con $50
  • Switch TV Dock (Dock, Charging cable, HDMI) $90
  • Joy Con Wheels – Pair of 2 $15

Joy Con Controllers Featurette: (Will have more buttons than standard controllers)

  • Will last 20 on battery life
  • Charges while connected to the Switch Platform
  • Can also be charged with a Charging Grip ($30)
  • HD Rumble pack
  • Motion controls and an IR Gesture Sensor
  • Amiibo reader (Right) Capture button (Left)

Games: $60

1 2 Switch – Features gameplay outside of a screen, wholly party games, interesting future, $50

Arms – Competitive, motion controlled fighting game (No mention of Smash)

Splatoon 2 (Spla2oon) – Releasing Summer 2017

Super Mario Odyssey – Holiday 2017

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Launch March 3

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Wii U port with added features, April 28

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Sometime in 2017

Fire Emblem: Warriors – No release date, but there will be a Nintendo Direct on Jan. 18 dedicated solely to Fire Emblem. Expect to hear more about the Fire Emblem Mobile Game.

Octopath Traveler – Square Enix RPG with no release date

Skyrim – Officially announced, not Special Edition – Fall 2017

Dragon Quest 10 and 11, Fifa, NBA 2K

Ports

 

Online Features (APP)

IT’S AN APP, FOR YOUR SMART PHONE. IT’S NOT EVEN INCLUDED ON THE DEVICE

Paid services starting Fall 2017, free until then. $5 a month

Will Have:

  • Friend invite and messaging
  • Party chat “during online matches in compatible games”
  • Set appointments (I assume a push notification)
  • Free download of NES or SNES game FOR THAT MONTH ONLY
  • Discounts on digital media
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