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Z can we have a Switch icon and/or a Nintendo icon plz/thx


Launch date: March 3, 2017 in Japan, US, Canada, major European countries, and Hong Kong

Suggested retail price $299.99 "in North America" so probably more in Canada (EDIT: $399.99 in Canada)

Online services:
- online gaming, duh
- interacts with your smart device so you can use that to set up gaming with friends, get notifications, etc.
- free trial after launch; becoming a paid service in the fall

No region locking on Switch software (omg)

now we SWITCH lololol to some other guy; take a drink every time they "switch" to someone else and you'd be dead

Switch has elements of all past Nintendo systems: analog controllers, touch screen, portability, motion controls, etc.

Now we watch a video that shows all the modes, all the stuff from that first video:
TV Mode
- play games on TV
Tabletop mode
- stand the system up with its kickstand and use the Joycons (the little detachable controller things)
Handheld mode
- attach the Joycons to the system and take it anywhere, or pass a Joycon to a friend for multiplayer gaming

Battery life:
- 2.5 to 6.5 hours, varying by game
- you can play while charging the system
- AC adapter and USB-certified batteries available

Connect up to 8 systems for wireless multiplayer

More Joycon stuff:
- Joycons have an NFC reader built in for amiibo stuff
- The Joycons also have a capture button for taking screenshots and, eventually, video
- Joycons have independent motion controls so you can do two-handed motion controls
- The Joycons are full-featured controllers
- They have Wii Remote-style wrist straps
- You can get them in Neon Red and Neon Blue or in gray
- The right Joycon has a motion IR camera for "unique new control styles"
- The Joycon can convey the feeling of ice cubes colliding a cup. "HD Rumble" - new advance tactile feedback

New games:
- Cowboys staring each other down. This better be Wild Gunman HD
- wtf am i watching here
- okay it's called 1-2-Switch and it's some kind of quick-draw game and mayyyyyyyybe it's not the first game I'd lead off a system launch with
- you don't look at a screen, you look into the eyes of your opponent
- this is to be fun for parties and an icebreaker for all kinds of communication
- uhhhhhhhh
- this is a launch title
- this will be in the discount bin by May

Okay another game:
- possibly a fighting game between a schoolgirl and a businessman, both with long springy arms and boxing gloves
- I assumed I was wrong but no that's where we're at right now
- So far this looks like Wii Sports Boxing meets Ready 2 Rumble and I mean that in a positive way
- it is called ARMS
- this looks kinda fun actually
- two of the characters are Spring Man and Ribbon Girl
- "Oh. Spring Man won." this translator is not convincing me of his enthusiasm
- coming this spring (notably not mentioned as a launch title)
- oh shit I just noticed coming this SPRING boioioioioing

- New weapons, new stages, and guns that let you rocket into the sky
- Summer 2017

- he's in a human city? looks neat
- now in a more cartoony environment
- he has a hat-throwing attack
- and is riding a gargoyle-loking thing? why not i guess
- what the fuck his hat is ALIVE?!
- "a large Mario sandbox world"
- Mario has jumped out of the Mushroom Kingdom
- so is this a NEW hat or was his hat always alive
- coming Holiday 2017

I can't help but notice I've seen one launch title and it looks dumb af

- looks neat, don't care
- yeah yeah clouds and a spike hair MFer with a big sword
- it is XENOBLADE 2

- there are five jewels in a shield thing
- and we're back to the sword
- okay now I think the dude said that was a brief clip of FIRE EMBLEM WARRIORS

80 games in development
- Dragon Quest X and Dragon Quest XI coming to Japan
- Dragon Quest Heroes I & II also coming
- remember when you got Dragon Warrior for free if you subscribed to Nintendo Power? that was awesome
- teaser for Project Octopath Traveler by Square Enix
- trailer for a new game in the Shin Megami Tensei series
- a guy from Sega is excited to make games.
- Skyrim coming to Switch
- Suda51 yelled and got no reaction. "That didn't go well." Unsure if the translator was translating or editorializing
- they keep switching between translators and this one is having a particularly rough day
- Suda51 is making a game with Travis Touchdown "heavily influenced by pro wrestling"
- FIFA is coming, maybe other EA games? I kinda zoned out.
- They're showing clips of games, I saw a Lego dude and an NBA 2K18 logo and brief clips of like Mario Kart and stuff and some older games

Switch configurations:
- System has the console, left and right Joycons w/straps, Joycon grip, Switch dock, HDMI cable, and AC adapter
- One model has grey Joycons, one has red and blue ugly Joycons, but are otherwise the same
- Pro controller available separately

- Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild confirmed as a launch title


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