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Nintendo has finally revealed more of what we need to know about the Nintendo Switch, including the price and release date as well as launch lineup and some more games to come. We’re all incredibly stoked about the next console from Nintendo, but specifically we were curious about what most excited us from the conference and how we generally feel about the console now that it’s that much closer to us.

 The Switch Presentation was pretty much what I expected. I wasn’t blown away by the conference but I wasn’t upset at it either. I’m pumped about what the Switch can be, but that launch lineup is going to prevent me from buying one launch day. I will have one by the end of the year though cause Mario Odyssey looks awesome. There was one section of the conference that had me yell “Yes!” out loud and it was when Mr. Bethesda himself came on screen.

Todd Howard was in the building last night! Ok, so he wasn’t in the building but he was a part of the conference and that’s a very good sign for the Switch. I don’t even like Skyrim. In fact, I probably won’t buy it for Switch. The thing that made this my favorite part is that there are some serious partners with Nintendo this time around. There’s a chance now we can see some big AAA games on the Switch. This is what I want with this console. The Nintendo properties are cool, but it would be awesome to take a game like Fallout on the go in a plane ride or at work, even if it is only for 2.5 hours. This is kind of my dream for this Nintendo console and seeing Todd on screen last night gives me hope Nintendo is giving me my dream.

 I loved everything except for Skyrim and FIFA. Super jazzed for Super Mario Odyssey. I haven’t been this excited for a Mario game in a long time. I love using the hat as a platform to jump off of. It’s very refreshing.

Speaking of fresh, how about that Splatoon 2? They missed the chance to coin “Spla2n” so I’m just gonna keep using that. I’m excited for Spla2n. I coukd sense a bit of story so I’m most interested in plying that portion. Maybe co-op Nintendo? We’ll see. I’ll touch more on Fire Emblem Warriors when they possibly show more next week. I love Musou games.

And of course, can’t leave out that new and amazing Breath of the Wild trailer. It blew me away. The voice acting and cinematics are top notch. Zelda has come a long way and apparently so has Link. What happened with these 100 years? We’ll find out soon. Ever since that tech demo for the Wii U showed Link fighting a giant spider I’ve been patiently waiting for a new Zelda. It sucks it took over 3 years, but it’s been definitely worth the wait.

You bet your sweet patooty I got that master edition too.

I’ve been incredibly impressed with how well everything has been handled since Nintendo started officially speaking about the Switch. I thought the presentation was just what it needed to be. It’s a difficult thing to address the entire world simultaneously and capture the attention of every interested party. Nintendo was speaking to its fans, investors, competitors, and the audience who doesn’t realize they’ll be buying a console yet- all in about an hour. I felt that the conference was equally balanced for all respective parties.

For me, I’m most impressed with the fact that Konami is making a new video game. Super Bomberman R is such a perfect launch title for this console. There is a lot about the Switch that is bringing up old memories of previous Nintendo platforms. When Wii first launched its Virtual Console, I remember downloading a copy of the Bomberman ’93 and spending a lot of time playing it in groups at our weekly Friday Night Pizza Party. Seeing a new Bomberman coming to Switch elated me and drew me back to those nights filled with pizza and a crowded living room.

I really can’t wait to just have this thing. I’m excited for the flexibility in control and the  number of options to control it or play. I love that I can pop this thing into the dock, grab the Pro Controller and play Splatoon on the big screen. Or, I can slide the Joy-Cons off of the sides and hand one to a friend with the console propped on the kickstand and we can play head to head.

I’m excited to pick up Mario Kart 8 again and have something that gorgeous looking and stellar to play anywhere that I go. I’m still trying to fathom having something as massive as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in my backpack and just what the hell New Donk City is. I think Nintendo has a really great road ahead of it and I’m excited for the next part of the journey.

Oh and we shouldn’t forget…


What do you think about the Nintendo Switch after the presentation? Have you been able to secure your preorder? Which games will you be buying at launch? Let us know in the comments section below.

Joe Dix

Joe is the creator of The Free Cheese. He eats a lot of pizza and takes thousands of pictures of his pugs Oswald and Earl every day.

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