Release Date: March 3, 2017 | MSRP: $299.99
Nintendo Switch is the new home video game system from Nintendo. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con controllers.
At home the system rests in the Nintendo Switch dock, which lets you play with family and friends on a TV in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock at any time, the system instantly transitions to handheld mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its 6.2-inch screen, which displays bright, high-definition gameplay at the park, on an airplane, in a car, or at a friend’s apartment.
For additional information visit www.nintendo.com/switch
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild
Release Date: March 3, 2017 | MSRP: $59.99
Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration, and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across vast fields, through forests, and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the kingdom of Hyrule In this stunning Open-Air Adventure. Now on Nintendo Switch, your journey is freer and more open than ever. Take your system anywhere, and adventure as Link any way you like.
For additional information visit www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild
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Release Date: March 3, 2017 | MSRP: $49.99
Throw an impromptu party anywhere with anyone thanks to a new play style in which players look at each other—not the screen! Bring the action and fun into the real world as you face off in wild-west duels, cow-milking competitions, a copycat dance-off, and more. Each game takes advantage of the Joy-Con controller features of the Nintendo Switch system in different ways. While the action unfolds off- screen, the audience watches the players themselves instead of the screen. That makes it as hilarious to watch as it is to play – an instant party amplifier!
For additional information visit 1-2-switch.nintendo.com
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Release Date: April 28, 2017 | MSRP: $59.99
Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!
For additional information visit mariokart8deluxe.nintendo.com
Release Date: Spring 2017 | MSRP: $59.99
Choose a fighting champion from around the world, equip your own combination of extendable arms, and then use a mix of button presses and quick hand motions to really take the fight to your opponent. Throw punches and guide them midfiight to hit agile fighters, avoid incoming attacks with dashes, or trampoline high into the air to rain down fists from above. Power-up your punches to deal extra damage or curve your fists around obstacles to hit skittish opponents. Fill up your special gauge to dish out devastating combinations and finish them off. Unleash your inner fighter in this unbelievable sporting event!
For additional information visit arms.nintendo.com
Release Date: Summer 2017 | MSRP: $59.99
Get hyped for the sequel to the hit game about splatting ink and claiming turf, as the squid-like Inklings return in a colorful and chaotic 4 vs. 4 action shooter. For the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go via local multiplayer in portable play styles. You can also compete in frenetic online matches like before. Two years have passed since the release of Splatoon, and two years have also passed in the game world, leading to an evolution in fashion trends and new styles of weapons and gear. Staying fresh never looked so good.
For additional information visit splatoon2.nintendo.com
Super Mario Odyssey
Release Date: Holiday 2017 | MSRP: $59.99
Mario embarks on a new journey through unknown worlds, running and jumping through huge 3D worlds in the first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Set sail between expansive worlds aboard an airship, and perform all-new actions, such as throwing Mario’s cap.
For additional information visit supermarioodyssey.nintendo.com
We had a chance to preview the Nintendo Switch console and games at the Nintendo Switch Launch Party held at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles. Let’s just say my daughter’s mind was blown! She is definitely the gamer in the family but what I like about the Nintendo Switch is that is user friendly and even good ‘ol mom could figure it out! The new games they released are super fun and our favorites were Splatoon 2, ARMS and 1 2 Switch.
Kate had a chance to go up on stage and engage in a Wild West gun fight with her opponent, Robert. It was hysterical watching these two glare each other down and then on the count of three draw and fire. They were not only told who won but how quickly they both drew their guns. Robert beat Kate by fractions of a second and she mentioned that “he just got lucky!” which of course had the audience laughing at this feisty redhead! I can’t wait to try this game out with the family!
The ARMS game is really fun too and I love how interactive each of these games are The Nintendo Switch allows you to bring it everywhere – home or out and about. And the games encourage this type of interactive play between the players. I beat I know what will be on your kids birthday wish list this year! The request for one has already been mentioned at least a dozen or so times around our household!
At the party they offered different ways to try out the Nintendo Switch console and games. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience at home, school, cars, airplanes – anywhere you go – the Nintendo Switch system can come along for the ride to be enjoyed!
Someone even got interviewed about the new games and console. She was such a ham up on stage I’m not surprised. The kid knows her games! What is your family’s favorite Nintendo game? Are you excited to try out the Nintendo Switch?