Switch: Your New Nintendo Console, Folks


 

So, here we go. As someone who pre-ordered and owns a Wii U and was/is relatively pleased with the system (albeit less than thrilled it didn’t reach its full potential), this new system intrigues me significantly. Does that portability, HD screen and home/away play element kill off the 3DS’ market? Probably not (yet). 3DS games are faster to make from what I gather, but I’m gathering we’ll be hearing from all those developers who’ve been quietly working away on new and old IP exactly what’s coming. Not a fan of the “lifestyle” video with impossible stuff happening at all… but that’s PR doing its thing trying to make the Switch “cool” to those who buy into this sort of thing.

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If that too brief The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage is any indication of how upcoming titles will look, I’d say we’ll be seeing a few more beautiful games in less open worlds calling wallets out of pockets and purses an March 2017 rolls around. Here’s the Wii U version for comparison’s sake, if you need to do that. Both look spectacular, but you know how some folks are. Anyway, color me really intrigued and on that pre-order list.

-GW

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6 thoughts on “Switch: Your New Nintendo Console, Folks

  1. The Nintendo Switch does look interesting. I don’t know if I would take advantage of the portability or not. However, if nothing else, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would be the biggest draw for me. It’s certainly worth keeping an eye on and I can’t help but feel a little bit excited for this console.

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  2. Yes that $80 CAD does get you the remastered version. And it is cool that you can add mods (really cool). But personally these extras don’t justify that price. The Elder Scrolls 6 will cost $80 and it will have been built from the ground up and not just a tweak of a previous version.
    Anyways, some will buy and get to enjoy it right away. I’ll try my best to wait for an awesome sale or get it used 🙂

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