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Nintendo Switch Presentation Wrap-Up
01.13.2017

ZACK WEBSTER
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ALEX FULLER
MANAGING EDITOR


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Nintendo held a live presentation to unveil new details about its upcoming console, the previously-announced Nintendo Switch. In addition to revealing numerous games coming to the system at launch and beyond, details of which can be found below, the company announced a March 3, 2017, worldwide release date. The console will have a suggested retail price of $299.99 and include the main console; Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers; a Joy-Con Grip, which lets the two Joy-Con controllers combine to form a single Pro-style controller; Joy-Con wrist straps; a Nintendo Switch dock; a HDMI cable; and an AC adapter. The company also revealed that the Nintendo Switch and its software will be region-free.

The first of the new RPGs announced was Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Developed by Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles X creator Monolith Soft, this title will serve as a direct sequel to the former rather than the latter. This was followed immediately by the announcement of Fire Emblem Warriors, a Dynasty Warriors-themed spinoff of Fire Emblem in the same vein as Hyrule Warriors. Little information was given for both titles beyond their reveal trailers, but supplemental materials have put Xenoblade Chronicles 2's release as being set for 2017.

Square Enix then arrived to reconfirm both Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online and Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time would be coming to the console as well. It also announced that Dragon Quest Heroes and Dragon Quest Heroes II would both be arriving on the Switch. Finally, it announced a new title from the team behind Bravely Default: Project Octopath Traveler, a pixelated, turn-based RPG.

Atlus was present with the brief announcement of a new Shin Megami Tensei title in the works. The game is early in development and currently does not have a title. Todd Howard, director of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, gave an equally curt statement announcing that game would be releasing on the Switch as well, with its release planned for fall 2017.

Finally, Nintendo closed out the show with a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new trailer contained a colorful cast of characters and gave a release date for the game, specifically March 3, 2017, the same day that the Nintendo Switch will release. The game will also be releasing on the Wii U. Nintendo also announced two special editions of the game: the Master Edition and the Special Edition. Both editions include a tapestry and "weather-worn" map, a collectible coin, a Switch carrying case, and a 24-track soundtrack CD, with the Master Edition adding a Master Sword statue.

After the presentation, further games were revealed to be coming to the system. NIS America announced that Disgaea 5 Complete Edition will be released in March 2017, with a Limited Edition already available to pre-order from its official web store. The game will include all the DLC released for the PlayStation 4 version. In addition, Tokyo RPG Factory's I Am Setsuna will be released worldwide on Switch, also in March 2017. Story of Seasons was also listed on the Switch's Japanese website as an upcoming game on the system.

Specific videos for the individual games can be viewed below. The full presentation can be viewed here.


Xenoblade Chronicles 2


Fire Emblem Warriors


Project Octopath Traveler


New Shin Megami Tensei Title (Switch)


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


Disgaea 5 Complete Edition


I Am Setsuna



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