Nintendo Switch event live blog

Live-blog updates coming below!

- Switch will release March 3rd, worldwide
- Switch will cost $300 in the states
- connect your mobile device to your Switch to interact with friends, set up online matches
- online to become a paid service in Fall 2017
- Switch will not be region locked
- battery life will range from 2.5 to 6 hours, depending on games, play while charging
- touch screen
- connect over wifi for multiplayer
- up to 8 Switches can connect for local multiplayer

- joysticks can be pressed in like buttons
- NFC reader/writer in one of the Joycons for amiibo
- square button for recording gameplay
- share the screens/footage you capture wtih friends over social media
- each joycon has an accelerometor and motion sensors
- each joycon has shoulder buttons to be used as a fully functioning controller on its own
- joycon color variations: neon blue, neon red and wrist straps
- right joycon has a motion IR camera that reads distance and hand gestures, using HD rumble
- New game by Nintendo called 1, 2 Switch, for two-player action focusing on HD rumble, due out March 3rd

- Arms is a fighting sports game where characters have very long arms, and you thrown/shoot your arms at your opponent. Hold one joycon in each hand. Online battle. Due out this Spring.
- Splatoon 2 coming to Switch. New weapons, stages, designs. Use Pro controller if you want. Use IR mode for gyro controls. Due out this Summer, weapons/stage updates after launch with in-game events as well.
- Super Mario Odyssey coming to Switch, and now Mario's hat is alive and can be tossed around, and used to jump off of. Due out this Holiday season.

- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 announced for Switch
- Fire Emblem Warriors game coming to Switch
- currently over 50 third parties working on Switch games, 80 games in development so far.
- Dragon Quest Heroes I & 2 coming to Switch as one game
- Square-Enix bringing Project Octopath Traveler to Switch
- Shin Megami Tensei Switch in the works, development has only just begun
- Skyrim coming to the Switch
- Suda51 is bringing No More Heroes' Travis Touchdown to Switch in a new game
- FIFA coming to Switch
- Minecraft coming to Switch, as well as Minecraft Story Mode
- Switch includes the console, left and right joycon, joycon wrist straps, joycon grip, switch dock, HDMI cable, and CD adapter
- Pro Controller available separately, two versions, one model with grey colors, and one with neon blue/red, both versions same price

- Switch preorders open in Japan on Jan. 21st
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launching March 3rd, 2017

GoNintendo Talking Points: Nintendo's Switch presentation & why I'm a Nintendo fan

Hours away from Nintendo's big Switch event, I thought I'd take a look back on what made me a Nintendo fan, revisit some of Nintendo's history over the years, and share my hopes for the Switch event itself.

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GoNintendo - Today's BIG Story 1/11/17 - Shovel Knight coming to Switch (and I need your name suggestions!)

Welcome to Today's BIG Story for Jan. 11th, 2017. Sorry the video is so late today, but I have a good excuse! You can check that out in the video, as well as today's big story. We have another 100% confirmed game for the Switch, and it's a fantastic one!

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GoNintendo - Today's BIG Story 1/10/17: GameStop's Pokemon Switch goof, Best Buy price rumor

Welcome to Today's BIG Story for Jan. 10th, 2017. We're cramming two stories into one for today's feature. Let's check out what GameStop did with their Switch page that has Pokemon fans talking, and also dive into the Best Buy Switch pricing rumor.

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GoNintendo - Today's BIG Story 1/9/17 - Switch accessories confirm voice chat, plus more motion control talk

Welcome to Today's BIG Story for Jan. 9th, 2017. An accessory listing has 100% confirmed voice chat for the Switch. On top of that, the wording on another accessory has reignited the motion control discussion.

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GoNintendo - Today's Big Story (1/8/17): Exclusive info on GameStop's Switch allotments!

Welcome to Today's BIG Story for Jan. 8th, 2017. A special weekend video for you! We happened upon some more Switch/GameStop inside info from our source, and I wanted to share with you right away!

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GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 595

It may be cold outside, but the podcast is heating up! While the snow falls, we share the hottest Switch news and rumors that the world of Nintendo has to offer. We're less than a week away from the information dam being busted wide open!

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GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 595 goes LIVE at 3:15 PM ET

We're in the middle of some snow here, but the show must go on! Come snuggle up with us by the warming glow of your laptop and enjoy 90 mins of stupidity!

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GoNintendo Rewind - This week's original video content: Dec. 31st 2016 to Jan. 6th, 2017

Welcome to GoNintendo Rewind, which takes a look at the last 7 days' worth of video features on GoNintendo. Let's jump right into it!

As usual, we had our week's worth of "Today's BIG Story" features. If you missed any of them, you can find the Monday through Friday videos below.

We also put out our second entry in the Talking Points series. Boy, it got a great response from you guys! I'm super humbled by the reaction. For those that don't know, I offered up a video rebuttal to an IGN feature where their Sony podcast gang discussed the Switch.

Parents Play returned with a new episode, and this time we played a game that was new to all of us! I had never played Pokemon Snap before, so I got together with my parents and we all dove in together!

Finally, we had the 594th episode of the GoNintendo Podcast. It was New Year's Eve, but there was no chance we were going to miss out on the show!

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GoNintendo - Today's Big Story (1/6/17): Nintendo fans and anime are OTP

Welcome to Today's BIG Story for Jan. 6th, 2017. Nintendo fans and anime fans share a lot of crossover. Let's see what anime Wii and Wii U owners have been watching this past year!

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