Nintendo Switch price and release date revealed along with new game titles and online multiplayer service

in Nintendo, Video Games

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Video game fans from all around the globe tuned into Nintendo’s official YouTube page tonight to get more details about the iconic game publisher’s new console direct from the source.

The Nintendo Switch has a suggested retail price of $299.99 in North America and will be released on Friday, March 3rd worldwide.

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The system will feature online multiplayer that will be free at the time of release and will later switch to a paid subscription service. There will be no region locking preventing players from different regions from facing off against each other. The modular JoyCon controllers will come in multiple fun colors.

Nintendo also announced a new multiplayer quickdraw game called “1-2-Switch” that will release on the same day as the console. Another title is the fighting game “Arms” that is largely motion-controlled and will be released this spring. The third title discussed was the madcap multiplayer paint-battle game “Splatoon 2”, scheduled for summer.

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But of course, the big announcements this evening were for the titles in Nintendo’s most famous flagship series, “Super Mario Odyssey” and “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”. Click on the links in this paragraph for video trailers, release dates, and more information about those games.

The Mario Kart series is also represented with the souped-up re-release “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”.

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And third-party releases got some love too, like Intelligent Systems’ “Fire Emblem Warriors”, Monolift Soft’s “Xenoblade Chronicles 2”, Sega’s retro-style “Sonic Mania” and “Puyo Puyo Tetris”, and Hudson Soft’s “Super Bomberman R”.

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WATCH “SUPER BOMBERMAN R” TRAILER:

The initial release of the Nintendo Switch available at retailers on March 3rd will include in the box the console itself, left and right JoyCon controllers, wrist straps, the JoyCon grip, an HDMI cable, and an AC adapter. A “pro controller” will be available separately.

Are you excited about the Nintendo Switch? I sure am! March 3rd can’t get here soon enough!

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