Technology What to expect from the Nintendo Switch event

09:05  12 january  2017
09:05  12 january  2017 Source:   Polygon

Nintendo Switch: what we're expecting from the new console

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What to expect from the Nintendo Switch event . Everything to look forward to during the big reveal. Nintendo will fully reveal its next home console, the Nintendo Switch , during a livestream on Jan. 12. There’s a lot that we don’t yet know about the system, and while we don’t expect all of our questions to be answered, we know Nintendo will detail some of the most important facts and features.

Nintendo , which has been fairly mum on Switch details, will be hosting a hands-on Switch event in NYC on January 13th, 2017. In the evening, there will be streamed presentation of Switch details followed by a five hour private event for investors and media. The stream, which Nintendo has taken to calling its "Tokyo webcast," will be available for public consumption, while the private event will likely be under closer supervision, even for media.

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What can we expect to see and learn during the live presentation? Follow along below for our thoughts.

When’s the Nintendo Switch coming out?

Nintendo has previously pegged the console for a March release window, but the company will reveal the specific date that the Switch is coming to stores.

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Nintendo will hold a Nintendo Switch game stream on Jan. 13, 2017, a day after the Nintendo Switch event . The company would feature some of the game titles on the livestream that would be announced in the event . Nintendo has not yet revealed what games fans would see in the live stream but fans already have hints on what to expect . Nintendo might feature three possible game titles in the upcoming live stream event . Fans can watch the Nintendo Treehouse Live on Nintendo ’s official YouTube and Twitch Channel.

Whether that’s the beginning or end of March is anyone’s guess. The Switch will travel across the United States as part of a hands-on preview tour starting Jan. 14, and that should wrap up around March 19. We’d imagine the console will launch sometime after that, but that’s pure speculation.

The Nintendo Switch’s price

We’re not sure how much money we should expect to put down to get a Switch, but Nintendo will tell us just how much the system costs during the event. Will it be $250, like the Wii? Or maybe it will cost upward of $350, like the Wii U’s deluxe edition did at launch.

It’s possible that there will be multiple bundles available at stores, like the Wii U had. These could offer different amounts of internal storage — something we also hope to hear more about. (We’re also curious as to the capacity of those little game cards that Switch games come on.)

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Either way, start saving up.

The biggest Nintendo Switch launch games

There’s no point in picking up a console that has no games. Nintendo will detail the games that will be available on launch day alongside the Switch. We’re expecting The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to be in the mix, but Nintendo hasn’t given us any concrete hints thus far of what we’ll be playing on release day.

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We know that there’s a new Mario game in the works for the Nintendo Switch. We also have a hunch that Mario Kart and Splatoon are heading to the console, perhaps as remastered ports of their Wii U versions. As Nintendo featured all of these in October’s reveal trailer, we’re hoping that we’ll get more information on them during the longer event.

We also would expect to see other games like The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, which should be coming to the Switch. But games we’ve played and loved aside, Nintendo and its third-party partners should debut some never-before-seen titles live on stream. There’s also a Treehouse Live event the morning after, which promises even more hands-on gameplay footage.

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Nintendo has already issued invitations to a private hands-on event in January for its upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch . The media-only event will officially be held on the 13th of January 2017 in New York, following the already announced Nintendo Switch presentation this coming January 12. a lot of tech enthusiasts along with the press has been invited and each will be having their own means of coverage straight from the event in January. Announcements for the Nintendo Switch .

After months of waiting, Nintendo ’s Switch reveal event is nearly upon us. Nintendo will be broadcasting live from Tokyo tomorrow (or on January 13 depending on where you happen to be in the world), and this event promises our first official details about a console that has been shrouded in mystery thus far. Knowing what to expect is a little difficult because Nintendo has only talked about this live stream in relatively broad terms. We know that Nintendo will be discussing launch date and pricing for the Switch .

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Controllers, accessories and tech specs

Nintendo may not devote a ton of time breaking down how powerful the console is, but the company would be remiss not to talk a bit about the Switch’s technical specifications. We should finally learn whether the Switch has a touchscreen like its predecessor, and whether it becomes more powerful when seated in its accompanying dock.

Unlike the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, though, it’s possible that the Switch could have a capacitive multitouch screen. That would make it more like smartphones’ touchscreens, which allow for multiple fingers to be used at once.

Speaking of the dock, Nintendo may discuss whether that component can be sold separately. That would be useful for anyone who wants to keep an extra one in other rooms. The Switch is portable, so it would be nice to not have to drag along its dock to hook it up to other TVs when we’re on the go.

The Switch’s unique, detachable controllers, called Joy-Con, will probably also be front and center. How many of them can a player hook up to the console at once? How much do they cost individually? What other control configurations are there? We’re confident Nintendo has answers.

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What to expect from Nintendo ’s Switch event . New, 2 comments. Price, date, and games. After this week we’ll know a whole lot more about Nintendo ’s next console. The company is holding a pair of events — one in Tokyo, one in New York — where it plans to unveil some important new details about the Nintendo Switch , most notably when the hardware will launch and how much it will cost.

With the January Nintendo Switch presentation approaching, Nintendo has announced the day and time where fans can watch the latest information on the hybrid console from Japan. On Thursday, Jan. 12, at 11 p.m. EST, Nintendo fans can tune into the official Nintendo website to follow along with all of the Nintendo Switch details as they come straight from the source, but what is expected at this event ?

Online capabilities and the future of friend codes

Nintendo has been shaking up how online works on its platforms recently. It introduced the Nintendo Account system last year, which hasn’t been put to much use yet. The Nintendo Switch would be a great time to get that service working, hopefully by putting an end to friend codes once and for all.

It would also be no surprise if Nintendo talked about some of the Switch’s online features, like whether it uses the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS’ Miiverse service or not. Will Nintendo finally get online — and especially online multiplayer — right this time around? We should find out soon.

The Nintendo Switch event streams live at 11 p.m. ET on Jan. 12. We’ll be staying up to bring you all the biggest news, so stay tuned.

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There’s just a few more weeks to goInstead, the livestream invited even more questions about the upcoming hybrid console, which can be played both in the home and on the go. Although Nintendo has continued to give more details about the Switch since last week’s conference, there’s plenty more that we’re waiting to figure out.

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