Another one of the announcements from the recent Switch conference was Splatoon 2. We were shown small clips of Splatoon gameplay in the Switch reveal footage, but it was assumd the game was a re-release of the original. Set for a Summer 2017 release it seems Nintendo wants to turn the series into a big summer and fall event with how they present content and in-game events.
The first Splatoon released at the end of May 2015, and for about a year the game was given free content updates and several in game weekend events were held. Splatoon 2 will start with all the content of the first game as well as new content, and then continue the path of the first game with regular free updates and in-game events. This means that the game will have tons of new weapons, maps, and game types for players to enjoy. The Summer releases really frame the series as a big seasonal event and Nintendo definitely emanated that feeling with the first game so Splatoon 2 is sure to be just as fun.
With the addition of mobile play on the Switch, multiplayer games on the console are going to see an all new age of possibilities. Splatoon was a surprisingly successful Wii U release that captured the hearts of gamers who wanted a purely fun driven multiplayer experience. Splatoon 2 is going to continue that same fun driven experience, while also allowing players to carry their experience with them so it should be an all new experience no gamer has had, which is very exciting.
For those waiting for the announcements about Nintendo’s new console, the Switch, tonight is the night of the new stream giving us the last wave of info before the console’s release. Tonight at 11 P.M. EST Nintendo will be live streaming at least an hour of information about the console that has yet to be released. Hopefully, there will be launch titles and price points, but we’ll all be finding out shortly.
Be sure to make your final purchase decisions during tonight’s stream and set your Switch preorders as quickly as possible as there is a high possibility of a limited quantity release of the console. Preorders for the Switch are starting tomorrow morning and given the general trend of limited Nintendo products in recent years there may be lines and no guarantee of getting your preorder if there are limited quantities.
You can catch the presentation here. Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below.
As many of you may know this week it is finally time for Nintendo to give details on their newest console, the Switch. While we don’t know a lot about the product so far some information seems to have made it out to the general public about the product along with plenty of rumors to go with it. So, what do we know so far about the console?
The Switch will be a portable and stationary console at the same time. This means you can plug it into a stand and play it on your tv or you can take it around town with you. That being said it does feature detachable controllers you use to play the machine and Skyrim is slated to come to the machine as well. This points to the Switch being much more powerful than the Wii U and has opened the door to a huge amount of third party support.
Additionally, there are a lot of interesting rumors surrounding the Switch such as game launches. Currently, there is a rumor of a Pokemon game similar to Sun and Moon eventually showing up. An upgraded version of the popular game Splatoon is all but promised upon launch of the console in March. The online experience for Nintendo consoles is also supposed to greatly improve for this generation.
Ever since the NX information began trickling out, fans of Nintendo have been eagerly awaiting any information to be released. In the closing months of 2016 the NX’s official name was released, and so began the flow of information for the Nintendo Switch.
Set to release in March, the Switch has had little information floating around about it. However, on the 12th we’ll all be treated to a Nintendo Conference all about the Switch and we’ll finally get some long awaited details. As Nintendo’s next console, the Switch has already been shown to dissolve the line between home consoles and portable gaming devices by offering the power of a home console while being able to be taken away from home without ever turning off your game.
The information that is most desired seems to be a list of the launch titles, prices, and some more specific hardware information. There is also the elephant in the room, The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. Nintendo hasn’t stated it will be a launch title, and the game has been in development long enough that fans feel the release should come much sooner than later. So be sure to keep an eye out for Nintendo’s new info on the Switch on the 12th to see what their next console has to offer!