Miyamoto Confirms Star Fox and Pikmin Will Continue

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Despite confirming that we will see a new Mario and Animal Crossing game on Switch, after Star Fox Zero not being widely well-received, the future of Star Fox has been up in the air. But reassuringly, Miyamoto has reaffirmed his interest in reviving Star Fox and Pikmin in the future.

This past week, Mario and Star Fox creator Shigeru Miyamoto sat down to do a long-form interview with tech mogul Katie Linendoll at Apple’s SoHo store in New York. The interview had many great highlights (including a question I asked!), which you can read about here, and listen to here.

But one other interesting tidbit from the interview was the fact that he talked about Star Fox. When asked if there was any character he wanted to develop or felt very passionate about that didn’t make it, Miyamoto replied:

Yeah, I always wanted Fox McCloud to be a bit more popular than he is. [Crowd:  “awww…”] But I think one more would be Pikmin. So I think these two, I’ll need to put some more energy into.

So contrary to recent reports that the future of Star Fox is “up in the air”, this all but confirms that Miyamoto wants to make more games for these franchises. We already know there are new Pikmin games coming, but Star Fox was uncertain, so it is reassuring to hear Miyamoto state that he wants to try again with Star Fox.

As it appears Nintendo is currently developing other franchises first for Switch, and given that Star Fox Zero just released this year, we likely won’t see a new Star Fox next year. But expecting a new Star Fox for Switch 2-3 years in would not be out of the realm of possibility.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you happy that Miyamoto wants to give Star Fox another chance and try harder with it? Let us know in the comments.

-Noah Sanchez, Gamer Splash

Super Mario Run and Nintendo Switch Shown Off on the Tonight Show!

Hey all!

So the Nintendo Switch and Super Mario Run were both shown off in detail this week on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and man was it great!

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, creator of Mario and Zelda, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Director of Product Marketing (and Miyamoto’s long-time translator), Bill Trinen, were all in attendance.

The segment began with an enthusiastic Reggie showing an ecstatic Jimmy, Super Mario run for iOS. Jimmy played the game for the first time, and did rather well! This was our first full glimpse of a level played on it, and it looks surprisingly great to me! The level design and music are pure New Super Mario Bros. quality, and I am excited to finally get my hands on it soon!

After that, Reggie announced that he had “One More Thing” left to show.

To everyone’s surprise, Reggie took away the “?” block, and voila – there was the Nintendo Switch!

I was nearly as excited as Jimmy was when he saw what it was, and it was amazing to see it live, aside from its staged reveal video. Indeed, the Switch is looking good, and it is even thinner than I thought! Fils-Aime showed Fallon how it looked and played in docked mode, and then proceeded to show him it in handheld mode! It switched quickly, made an interesting snapping sound, and it was ready to go!

Many sites have picked up some interesting news from this video, as the video provided a more in-depth view of the console not seen in the reveal trailer. One such is Nintendo Everything.

In regards to graphical detail, Breath of the Wild looked amazing! I cannot express how excited I am. It looks really great on the Switch. The graphics look much more clear than on the Wii U, and look very next-gen! I was very impressed with the clarity, as well as how the explosions look! I reckon it is running at true 1080p while docked. It even looked great while undocked, and appeared to run more smoothly than the Wii U version. I’ve decided I’m getting the Switch version now!

Additionally, it will look even better when we see direct footage, because the screen in the video is slightly washed out (you can see how the red of the Switch logo is much less than the Switch logo we’re used to seeing). It may also be that the color correction is focused on the persons (Jimmy and Reggie), rather than the screen. Either way, it already looks phenomenal, and will look even better when we see it on our own screens!

Here’s a short graphical comparison:

Overall, this has been a good week for Nintendo. After this announcement, and after fans got the ability to play Super Mario Run at Apple Stores, Nintendo’s shares have jumped 3.7%, rising to the levels of Pokemon GO, and that to me says that this is going to be a very successful game, and that the Switch looks very promising, as well!

Check out the full video of Nintendo’s reveal below!

I am now deeply looking forward to what Nintendo has in store for us at their January 12 event!

See you soon,

-Noah Sanchez, Gamer Splash

My Experience at The Game Awards and PSX 2016!

Hey all!

What a week it’s been for gaming! This past week, I attended both The Game Awards 2016 and PlayStation Experience 2016. I had great fun at both!

It was really fun to experience a celebration of gaming this past year, and where it is going next. I was very excited to see a new trailer for Death Stranding, as well as see Hideo Kojima receive his long-awaited and well-deserved award for industry icon. Unfortunately, I got inside the show right after he had received it, but it was a joy to watch it on the stream. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s trailer and gameplay video were even more amazing to me. I am in love with the music in the trailer, and in the new game. It was also really cool to see the main theme from the E3 trailer appear in the game during the Let’s Play video. I was also excited to see some towns and NPCs, and possibly Zelda, and Impa. This game keeps looking better and better, and I can not wait to finally play it next year!

I thought it was great to attend The Game Awards in person for the first time. The sound was not as good as I expected, as it was a bit quiet. Although I could clearly hear everything, so that’s all that counts. But it was just very cool to get a glimpse of the production and what’s going on off the screen, while everything is happening. As a media producer, it was very cool to see everything come together in person, as well as see all of the presenters in person, as well. My friend also got to sit near Bill Trinen and Kit Ellis from Nintendo, so not too shabby!

The awards ended spectacularly, and I would like to go again next year, hopefully at a closer seat! The Game Awards never disappoint.

 

After the awards show, I was treated to PlayStation goodness on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, I stayed home and watched the conference and Death Stranding panel, and they were both glorious. Though I don’t currently own a PlayStation system, it was very cool to see all the new games. The presentation made me even more excited to own a PS4, with games like Resident EVII: Biohazard, Ni No Kuni, and the return of Crash Bandicoot! I owned a PlayStation 1 as a kid, so I played the originals, and I’m excited to return to these worlds! Additionally, games like Ace Combat 7, The Last of Us Part II, and Uncharted 4 looked amazing, as well. The trailer for Uncharted made want to actually get that right away! So did Horizon: Zero Dawn, which looked great in 4K and HDR. Overall, the conference was great, and I loved seeing so much content in one presentation!

On Sunday, I went for about 4 hours, and had a blast! I got a ton of pictures and videos, and am making a montage. I got to walk around and get great pictures and footage of everything, as well as play a few great games! I played Gravity Rush 2, which has great anime graphics, and I really liked the battle mechanics. It felt better than it initially looked once I played it! I also got to play Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, and man was that great! The remastered graphics look even better than they do from a video, and the teams did a really good job reviving Crash for modern consoles. The game looks, feels, and plays great! It brings back nostalgia for sure, with remastered HD goodness.

Here’s a video we took of the first stage from the demo:

We also got to write our names on the awesome PlayStation writing wall:

Indeed, it was a fun day, and I am now really looking to own a PlayStation even more now!

Here’s a gallery with all my cool pics (and GIFs) from PSX!

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-Noah Sanchez, Gamer Splash

All Year 1 Games For Nintendo Switch

Hey all!

We’ve recently put up our definitive list of all info about the Switch and its games.

But here’s a quick look at all the games you can expect to see at launch, and in its first year.

Enjoy!

Disclaimer: Unless under “100% Confirmed”, everything in this article is unconfirmed until proven otherwise.  We have sourced our info with a link in each game title and/or date, so you can see where we’ve obtained our information.

All First Year Switch Games (In Chronological Order)

First Party-

100% Confirmed:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Summer 2017)

Pokemon

Hinted At (Likely, But Not Officially Confirmed Yet):

New 3D Super Mario (Launch day)

Splatoon (Launch day or first 3 months)

Mario Kart 8 (First 3 months or launch day)

Pikmin 4 (Reboot) (Fall 2017)

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door HD

New Shin’en Projects (Possibly Including F-Zero)

Rumored:

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Next Level Games) (Launch day)

Animal Crossing Switch (Launch title)

Miitomo Switch (Launch title)

Super Smash Bros. 4 Port (First 6 months)

Pokemon Stars (Game Freak) (Summer or Fall)

New IP (First year)

Super Mario Sunshine HD (First year)

Super Mario Galaxy 3 (First year)

Super Mario Maker Deluxe (First year)

Mario Sports Superstars (First year)

More Mario Sports Games (First year)

Third Party-

100% Confirmed:

Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft) (Launch day)

Tank it! (Bplus Games) (Summer)

Dungeon of Zaar (Summer)

Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia) (Launch window)

Ubisoft Games (Launch window)

Capcom Games (Launch window)

Big EA Games (Launch window)

Project Sonic 2017 (working title) (Sega) (Fall 2017)

Constructor (First year)

Project Elea (Kyodai) (First year)

Hinted At (Likely, But Not Officially Confirmed Yet):

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Definitive Edition (Launch day)

PUZZLEBOX setup (Bplus Games) (Summer 2017)

Bit Boy!! (tentative title) (Bplus Games) (Summer 2017)

NBA 2K (Launch window)

Hearthstone (Blizzard Entertainment) (Launch window)

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (FDG Games) (Launch window)

Oceanhorn (FDG Games) (Launch window)

RISE: Race the Future (VD-DEV) (Launch window)

RIVE (Two Tribes) (Launch window)

SUPER ROBO MOUSE (RCMADIAX) (Launch window)

World to the West (Rain Games) (Launch window)

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (Lizardcube) (Launch window)

Indivisible (Lab Zero Games) (Launch window)

The Order OR Deformers (Ready at Dawn) (First year)

Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games)

Bayonetta 3 (Platinum Games)

The Wonderful 101 (Platinum Games)

Dragon Quest X (Square Enix)

Dragon Quest XI (Square Enix)

Nobunaga’s Ambition

Sunu Ikkibu: Din Nahu (Alecqua Games)

Riverside (Zock Labs)

Rumored:

Mario Rabbids RPG (Launch day)

Guardians of the Galaxy (Telltale Games) (Near launch day)

Xenoblade Chronicles X (Monolithsoft) (Summer)

Spider Man: The First Avenger (Platinum Games; Activision) (Summer)

The Silver Case (First 6 months)

Resident Evil VII (Capcom) (Launch window)

FIFA 2017 and other EA Sports titles (Launch window)

Mass Effect Trilogy (Electronic Arts) (Launch window)

Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts) (Launch window)

Skylanders (Activision) (Launch window)

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Activision) (Launch window)

Destiny: Complete Edition (Bungie; Activision) (Launch window)

Injustice 2 (Warner Bros.) (Launch window)

Beyond Destiny (Bungie; Activision) (Fall 2017)

Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) (First year)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Square Enix) (First year)

Kingdom Hearts 3 (Square Enix) (First year)

So there you have it, folks!

As you can see, the Switch will have a very healthy game library for its first year on the market. We will get more confirmation on games at the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017, and more developers will start officially announcing their games shortly thereafter, as well.

Until then, this is the best list you will find online!

Check out our article, Everything We Know About the Nintendo Switch.

-Noah Sanchez, Gamer Splash

NES Classic Edition – I Should’ve Camped Out

I should’ve known.  The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, was widely marketed, not only by Nintendo, but by TV and online news media. For the first time in a long time, Nintendo has made a product that, by design, appeals to its old fanbase: adults who used to play Nintendo but not anymore. It appealed to nostalgia.

Thus, when Nintendo and retailers said they would have limited quantities available, I knew it would be a familiar situation.

The Thrill of the Hunt

Remember amiibo hunting? Ah, yes, the days of the hunt. When amiibos were a hot new product, they were selling out far more than Nintendo was anticipating and producing. If you wanted the latest batch of amiibo, you better have camped out. Pre-orders online, if to be found, would sell out in minutes. Camping out was your best bet.

But indeed, it was fun. Through Nintendo retail events around my area, and camping out with like-minded individuals hungering for the latest figurine, I aquired many new friends along the way. Groups were founded on social media, and dedicated tracking sites and Twitter accounts were set up, for the sole purpose of alerting people when the product was in stock so you could race down to the store or website and order it or pick it up. Indeed, it was a frustrating, yet thrilling experience. The feeling of finally getting what you sought out to get, after trial and adventure, was a feeling like no other – a feeling not only of gratification, but of accomplishment.

It took Nintendo over a year to get the situation under control, and finally, buying new amiibos was a simple, non-valiant task, just like buying any other product. The thrill of the hunt was gone, but you could get what you wanted relatively easily. No more camping out.

A similar situation unfolded with other limited edition items, such as the Gold Majora’s Mask edition of the New Nintendo 3DS XL. There was an initial limited stock, and then the price shot up to hundreds of dollars, even over $1000, on eBay. It was near impossible to get one of these systems, as well as the game’s limited edition with the Skull Kid figure. Finally, a month later, after nearly everyone had given up on them, they became commonplace in stores like Best Buy. Of course, until the stock finally ran out. But they did become available.

The Thrill of the Hunt – Returns?

Luckily, we have not had a situation like this with Nintendo products since then (it may help that Nintendo has not had any super hot products this year). But along comes the NES Classic Edition.

With retailers stating there would be limited initial quantities, and no pre-orders, I had a feeling that this would be like amiibo hunting all over again. Since over a week before release, I had decided I wanted to camp out at a retailer like GameStop or Target, and I had even planned to the day before its release.

However, then Amazon announced that it would have the product available at 2pm PT, the next day. It was getting late, and my bed was comfy, so I had decided that I would just be ready at Amazon by 2PM the next day!

So I waited, and I came.

Then This Happened.

 

In short, there was so much traffic on the page that the page crashed, and then Amazon’s entire site briefly crashed for a few minutes. Though I was optimistic, I wasn’t able to get one. I tried for about an hour, then gave up.

Then, of course, it started being scalped on eBay for thousands of dollars, for a $60 system.

AlphaOmegaSin sums the situation up nicely.

 

Wrapping Up

Indeed, this has become like amiibos all over again. Thankfully, Nintendo said that they will continue sending out a steady supply of stock into the new year. But if history tells me anything, it is that it may be like the amiibo situation all over again. When stock is available, it will be limited, and sell out right away. We need a new alert system. A MiNES alert system, so that when it’s in stock, we’ll know right away.

Maybe this is part of Nintendo’s hype machine, to give an initially limited supply, and then they’ll send out a ton before Christmas. Maybe we’ll all be able to get one before then, hopefully not from eBay. I will remain optimistic. But we don’t know yet for sure.

All I know, is that if I wanted to get one day one, I should have camped out.

-Noah Sanchez, Gamer Splash

Everything We Know About the Nintendo Switch

Hey all!

Now that Nintendo has revealed that the Nintendo NX is the Switch, we can finally round up all the information we know about the system, before its big reveal presentation on January 12, 2017.

Check out the reveal trailer below:

The Hardware

Facts Confirmed by Nintendo:

Release date:

The Switch will release in March 2017 (exact date to be announced in January).

System type:

The Nintendo Switch will be a home console that can be taken on the go. It is a tablet with detachable “Joy-Con” controllers that can be placed into a dock to power it and plug into a TV, or used on its own. The Switch has two modes – docked mode, for playing on a TV, and portable mode, for playing on the tablet’s screen on the go.

It will offer a single-screen experience.

Controllers:

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

OS:

Nintendo proprietary OS. Not based on Android. Made in cooperation with Nvidia and DeNA.

Connects to and integrated with My Nintendo.

Specifications and price:

We know the Switch will be using Nvidia Tegra architecture, based on the high-end GeForce cards, with a custom design.

The Switch tablet will have a “bright high-definition display”.

The dock will have at least two USB 3.0 ports and one HDMI port.

The Switch has yet to be officially spec’d, but will be next year.

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima stated that the Switch will not be sold at a loss, and will not be more expensive than the current offerings.

Media:

The Switch will have physical cartridges, as seen in the reveal trailer.

The Switch will not support physical Wii U or 3DS media.

Accessories:

The Switch will also support amiibo, as seen in the reveal trailer. Nintendo has filed patents involving NFC too, giving some insight into how it could work.

The Switch will also support accessories and add-on hardware.

Facts Hinted at by Nintendo:

Other Features:

Regarding VR, Tatsumi Kimishima has stated that VR could come to the Switch where possible.

Also, Kimishima hinted that the Switch could have many accessories, with the Switch tablet acting as the base for everything else.

Also, the system will appeal not only to moms and their kids, but experienced gamers, as well. This can be seen in the reveal trailer.

Facts from Notable 3rd Party Developers and Publishers:

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has said the Switch is an incredible device, and that people would be amazed by it. He also stated that Nintendo tends to stick with an architecture for a long time, so their partnership could last two decades.

He also states that the Switch has a ground-breaking design, and the type of gameplay they want to enable is like nothing the world has so far.

According to Ubisoft, the Switch will “recapture a lot of the lapsed Wii players“, who are now predominantly on smart devices. Satoru Iwata has said that the Switch will still be a system that will be able to play games in ways smartphones and tablets cannot, thus making an argument for dedicated games systems.

More recently, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated the Switch could redefine gaming once again.

Many developers familiar with the Switch, such as CD Projekt Red and others, have said the Switch will be easier to develop for, and they are excited for it.

Hardware and OS rumors:

OS:

May be Linux-based

Easy to port to; supports Android and Unreal Engine 4 software

Will work with smartphones, PCs, and other rival consoles

More apps

Will be Region Free

Hardware:

Tablet:

The tablet will use USB-C for charging and connection.

It may have battery life up to 3 hours.

The Switch will not support HDMI out directly from the tablet.

The tablet may have 32GB of storage

The tablet will support 128GB SD cards.

According to Emily Rogers, the screen is currently 720p, 6.2 inches, and features multitouch.

Laura Kate Dale from Let’s Play Video Games agrees.

Dock:

The Nintendo Switch Dock may increase the power of the system.

This has been reported by our source, by Letsplayvideogames, and others.

The dock will not support external hard drives.

Controllers:

The Switch Pro Controller will not feature a headphone jack. Our source tells us this will greatly increase its battery life, as it did on the Wii U’s Pro Controller.

The controllers could have a new form of haptic feedback, which was never integrated in Nintendo portables before.

The Joy-Cons could act as new, improved, Wii remotes, with much better vibration and haptic feedback (similar to HTC Vive), adjustable depending on the game, and not just one vibration intensity, as the Wii remote was. The system would support both these controllers and the Wii remotes for some games.

The Joy-Cons could have an IR sensor built-in.

Specifications:

It will have 4GB of RAM.

It will support Android apps

It Will Support VR

The Switch will be close to Xbox One in power

The Switch will be more powerful than the PS4 and closer to the PS4 Neo

Will use Vulkan API

Will have industry-leading chips

Will Support Unreal Engine 4

See:

Why Nintendo NX Will Support Unreal Engine and ARM Architecture

The Switch will not have x86 architecture

IHS providing screen

Macronix developing game cards

Other features or new innovations:

Download Play, StreetPass, Wii Remote, and IR Sensor support

NFC Download Cards

Very strong networking functions; cross-platform synchronization

4K 60fps streaming

Innovative achievements system

Ability to upgrade and share console power with Supplemental Computing Devices

Stream games and save data through SCD

Improved AR and multiplayer features

Supports OSVR

Dynamic AR

Enhanced video camera features

Game streaming through handheld

Full Bluetooth capability

3D for 2D TV’s

More 3D for 2D TV’s

Hologram technology

The Games

First Party Support:

As always, Nintendo will support the Switch with a stable of Nintendo games throughout its life cycle. This time, since the software will be unified across all Switch devices, you can expect to see a strong launch lineup, more 1st party games than ever before, and no game droughts.

The 1st party software output will also be increased by utilizing Nintendo’s new software strategy, as well as smart device and game integration.

Third Party Support:

After the lackluster 3rd party support the Wii U received, Nintendo is striving to make the system attractive to third parties.

Big Third Party Publishers on Switch:

100% Confirmed:

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505 Games
Level-5
Activision Publishing
Marvelous
Arc System Works
Maximum Games
Atlus
Nippon Ichi Software
Audiokinetic
Parity Bit
Autodesk
PlatinumGames
Bandai Namco
RAD Game Tools
Bethesda
RecoChoku
Capcom
Sega
Codemasters
Silicon Studio Corporation
CRI Middleware
Spike Chunsoft
DeNA
Square Enix
Electronic Arts
Starbreeze Studios
Epic Games
Take-Two Interactive Software
Firelight Technologies
Telltale Games
FromSoftware
THQ Nordic
Frozenbyte
Tokyo RPG Factory
GameTrust
TT Games
Grasshopper Manufacture
Ubisoft
Gungho Online Entertainment
Ubitus
Hamster Corporation
Unity Technologies
Havok
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Inti Creates
Web Technology Corp
Koei Tecmo
Konami Digital Entertainment

Link:

Nintendo’s Software Partners

Unofficially confirmed:

CD Projekt Red

In Consideration:

Ready at Dawn

All Switch Games

Officially Announced:

First Party-

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Summer 2017)

New 3D Super Mario (Launch day)

Splatoon (Launch day or first 3 months)

Mario Kart 8 (First 3 months or launch day)

New Shin’en Projects (Possibly Including F-Zero)

Third Party-

Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft)

Sonic Project 2017 (working title) (Sega)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Definitive Edition (Launch day)

NBA 2K

Big EA Games

Ubisoft Games

Capcom Games

PUZZLEBOX setup (Bplus Games)

Bit Boy!! (tentative title) (Bplus Games)

Tank it! (Bplus Games)

Unofficially Announced:

Third Party-

Dragon Quest X (Square Enix)

Dragon Quest XI (Square Enix)

Hinted At/In Consideration:

First Party-

Pikmin 4 (First year)

Metroid Prime 4

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door HD

Third Party-

Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games)

Bayonetta 3 (Platinum Games)

The Wonderful 101 (Platinum Games)

Capcom Multiplatform Games

Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix)

Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix)

Shadow of the Eternals (Quantum Entanglement Entertainment)

Terraria (505 Games)

The Order OR Deformers (Ready at Dawn)

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (FDG Games)

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (Lizardcube)

Indivisible (Lab Zero Games)

World to the West (Rain Games)

SUPER ROBO MOUSE (RCMADIAX)

RIVE (Two Tribes)

Project Elea (Kyodai)

Rumored:

First Party-

Animal Crossing Switch (launch title) (Gamer Splash verified source)

Miitomo Switch (Full Version, similar to Tomodachi Life) (Gamer Splash verified source)

New IP

Super Smash Bros. 4 Port (first 6 months)

Pokemon (Game Freak) (launch window)

Super Mario Sunshine HD

Super Mario Galaxy 3

Super Mario Maker Deluxe

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Next Level Games)

Mario Sports Superstars

More Mario Sports Games

Koei Tecmo games (Hyrule Warriors?)

Kid Icarus (reboot) (Retro Studios)

Super Mario Maker

F-Zero EX

Third Party-

Beyond Good and Evil: The Prejudices of Philosophers (working title) (Ubisoft)

Ubisoft VR Games (Star Trek VR, Rive, etc.)

Call of Duty: Bloodlines (Activision)

Skylanders (Activision)

Spider Man: The First Avenger (Platinum Games; Activision)

Beyond Destiny + Destiny: Complete Edition (Bungie; Activision)

Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Square Enix)

Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts)

FIFA 2017 and other EA Sports titles

Mass Effect Trilogy (Electronic Arts)

Resident Evil VII (Capcom)

Kingdom Hearts 3 (Square Enix)

Injustice 2 (Warner Bros.)

Conclusion

The Switch will certainly be an interesting system. Never before has there been so much hype for any console in recent history, and it is testament to the excitement and hype that Nintendo is building around its latest console.

Until its reveal in January, this is likely the best list of information you will find on the Switch.

We will continue to update this article with any new information as it breaks.

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-Noah Sanchez, Gamer Splash

Nintendo Switch Will Feature Download Play and Other Features – Developer Interview Part 5

Hey all!

We’re back with some fresh new details on the Nintendo Switch before its full unveiling in January!

Our source gives us some interesting details, including that the Switch will feature local download play, as well as saying the dock will increase its power in an interesting way.

it’s just a teaser… lot of things not shown… but a nice video 🙂

enjoy it ^^

Wow!!! It’s really awesome!!

Wow they showed more than I expected!

I really like the concept!

It looks really fun haha

yes ^^ guess it is the E3 2016 Trailer… not the final one ^^ can’t wait for the Nintendo Direct ^^

Mm I see!

I heard they delayed it from September because the Mario game wasn’t running perfectly haha

So now it was ready

For the video

hahaha XD no i knew that footage … it was taken in early 2016 … that’s why there are no energy or other stats ^^ as said I guess it was the E3 trailer… before the user shitstorm forced Nintendo not to present it there ._.

Haha oh okay

You would think with all this time they would update the footage though?

Nevertheless, I’m excited for all the games!

Splatoon!

Mario!

Bethesda on NX!

it is the same like with first Wii or WiiU trailers… finally it will be different … a bit ^^

there also wasn’t anything real filmed footage…. only post processed videos for the games… that shows that it is not that actual ^^

Yeah! I think they did a really good job!

And oh okay

Like rendered in engine?

ahm yes… it is well made but nothing filmed from a screen… but it is usual to do it that way in such trailers and teasers ^^ to add it in post production later ^^

Right, yeah I can imagine that

It looks like they’re releasing more info next week

But I’m surprised Nvidia is powering it!

I’m happy it’d a custom design!

Nintendo ALWAYS has custom chips… also if they use a chip of a specific generation or series… their version always has double power XD no idea how Nintendo always made that ^^

Haha yeah that’s a good point

You were right haha

Some people are worried that cuz Nintendo didn’t show touchscreen gameplay in the trailer, that the Switch won’t have a touchscreen?

But it’s going to support smartphone games, so it must have touch, right?

Also Nintendo didn’t show off the gyro or stuff like that either. It doesn’t mean Switch doesn’t support it. Just that they didn’t focus on it

Nintendo didn’t show off ANYTHING… no games… it just should show… play HOME games at other places – and – Multiplayer

it was the E3 trailer with footage of early 2016 … I heared next week some more news will come or even a Nintendo direct 😊

then they will show more.

They didn’t reveal real information now ^^

Okay 🙂

I just got worried because an indie dev said there was no touch screen. But I think she is just speculating based on the video

all video footage was post processing … so nothing was real there.. .it just was an early teaser trailer ^^

Alright cool haha.

That’s the quote I saw

aha… as you said… they just didn’t show anything in any direction… there is lot more to come… and we all will see with the games 😊 they just didn’t show any games ^^

sadly I am not allowed to speak on anything not shown in the video… so you can ask me things from the video… but nothing more yet XD

but… I have never seen a device with a big flat screen which is NOT touchable… did you? XD

Okay haha. No I have not. I think it would be silly not to have one xD

I am excited to see Splatoon on there though!

And Mario

I hope these will be Switch games and not just demos for the video

I bet… we will see ALL Nintendo franchises that exist just within 1.5 years from launch of Switch ^^

They had the pre-WiiU time AND the whole WiiU life time for developing their games 😊 don’t forget that… it isn’t like a normal launch where a system needs to start at Zero.
Just look at me… I’m a tiny 1-man dev … and even I have 3 titles just for the LaunchWindow/first 6 months.
^^
I am so WOWED how positive people think about Switch… I guess Nintendo is also wowed right now! best possible start! 😊 so I’m totally not worried about game support now ^^

Yeah! I’m excited! 😀

Less negative reactions and more positive ones!

Than I expected!

On the Switch Reveal Video

We find out that the footage in the reveal trailer is not the real footage from the video filming.

thought the footage in the video was from Switch

But apparently it’s not

And recently I heard Switch visual quality would be above PS4

Or processing power

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The chips are soooo different.. you just can’t say what is how strong… but saying that a handheld thingy has more power than a PS4 would be a technical failure, thinking of HOW HUGE a PS4 console needs to be ^^ … Or else Sony could do it by themselves or easily release a PS4 micro.

Gamer Splash:

Right, that’s true. And it will need to balance power with battery life.

But I’m sure it’s better than Wii U though haha

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of course ^^ … which is something that changes once the Switch is back in its dock 😉 but we will get more info about that later ^^’

Haha that’s cool. I’ve also heard the dock adds some power

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We saw Mario Kart 9 and Zelda… so it seems to have more power than a Wii U somehow.

Gamer Splash:

Yeah true. Zelda is looking good

And Mario Kart with two items and King Boo? Haha

Splatoon looks amazing. I am so excited to play it on the go!

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And together with friends at school or somewhere ^^

And I cannot show SWITCH gameplay right now… because you know… it would be strange if then I remove the Joy Cons and it automatically changes to Multiplayer Splitscreen mode… or something… I guess that just might confuse people… same as the download play for Splatoon and NBA we saw at the trailer…

Gamer Splash:

Right, that’s true. You would have to do it carefully.

And hm I didn’t know the Splatoon was download play. I thought it would be multiple copies of the game?

and people are just so confused right now because gameplay scenes were added via post processing… like usual XD

Haha yeah

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hm… I can talk about things shown in the video… as a dev I see that people will not have 2 NBA Versions of the game… they stand their Switch systems close together – for me it is download play ^^

but there you see… one wrong word and even you are confused XD

Oh wow okay. Interesting. Closer than 3DS?

I would imagine it would be hard if it had to be right next to each other

haha what? no WiFi works for good distances as you know… but it is transfering bit faster the closer you are …and for the video they just showed that Switch brings people together ^^

Oh okay. Because 3DS used a close range wireless that’s why

For local multiplayer

I’m so amazed how silly people can be…. like SWITCH is only that what Nintendo showed in that TEASER video XD … so… no virtual console will be there? no home menu? no internet surfing? no camera? no touching? no anything? and people just do not need to load the batteries… because it just wasn’t shown in the video? XD oh man…

Played Street Fighter on 3DS with a distance of 60 meters … that’s more my smartphone can get WiFi distance… so I’m not really sure what close-range should mean according to 3DS ^^’ also for Street Pass… if you are at the same train wagon you will meet the persons… no need to hug someone or so XD hehe

Lol. Yeah haha. I imagine Nintendo has a lot more in store for us.

Okay. I was just worried the wireless for download play on Switch will be less range

But if it uses wifi then it should be great, haha

WiFi is WiFi… I guess as long as you’re in the same room… Multiplayer works well… like always on 3DS ^^ WiFi didn’t change that much I guess ^^’

but to be honest I haven’t had a change to test out any WiFi Multiplayer yet XD

Okay, cool. Ah I see haha

When they play the switch joycons detached… Is it a Bluetooth connection?

Do the joycons have their own battery? I don’t see how they connect so well for multiplayer haha

It looks very seamless though

The transition between different modes

“I don’t see how they connect so well for multiplayer haha” what does that mean? ^^’ no battery in joy cons… they run with love and magic XD XD XD … of course they have a battery and more… no cheap thingies ^^’

Lol. I was sure they had a battery. Some people online say otherwise xD

what do they think technology works? ^^’

Lol. I assume the switch tablet charges them then

It looks cool. I remember the Morphus X300 device. You needed to plug a USB into each detachable part.

To charge it

and I guess it is some kind of bluetooth as always… Nintendo uses the same kind of technology since Wii …. WiiU … balance board and WiiRemotes all work the same… dev kits accept Wii Remotes too… not sure about final Switch

Okay. And the IR sensor on the right joycon. It looks like a Wii remote controller right?

Or to control the smartphone games

As you see… that Doggy-Style Controller is just a huge battery… loading the small JoyCons… as well as the tablet does. I guess they are not made for being used for a long time without their puppy battery or tablet ^^’

Haha I see. That makes the most sense that way

no idea why they thinking it is something IR and then say it is a WiiRemote pointer…. Wii Remote has a HD-cam which shots 300 frames per seconds to film the sensor bar (and all those lights on an xmas tree… looks awesome in WiiMenu WiiRemote config screen XD ) so what shall that have to do with a IR?And Nintendo moved away from using that pointer technology as we all know since Zelda Skyward Sword where they started to use Gyro and Accelerometer … maybe not that fast and accurate but people do not need any sensor bar … did you see IR-diods on the SwitchTablet like you have on the Wii U GamePad to use Wii Remotes? …

😉

From the video

Ah I did see that! It looks like a sensor bar to use for wiimotes

if there is an IR port somewhere… (there isn’t one on a joy con on a dev kit) it is for your WiiFit and Pokémon wearables I would guess

You can see SensorBar lights in Wiimode on WiiU Gamepad when looking through your smartphone cam … you can also see the real sensor bar lights with it ^^ and as said in the WiiMenu WiiRemote config screen.

Oh okay. So it looks like it would be better to use a Wii remote and nunchuk instead of two joycons to play a Wii game on Switch.

People said the joycons could be used as a Wii note and nunchuk lol

ahm didn’t you understand? ^^’ NO SENSOR BAR SWITCH – NO WII REMOTE POINTER

and I tried to explain it as simple as possible ^^’

Nintendo moved away from WiiRemote pointer with Zelda Skyward Sword… please do remember

Oh alright. Sorry didn’t understand the first time

I thought you suggested the tablet had an ir sensor bar built in like the GamePad though

Pointing in Skyward Sword works using Gyro and Acc … through tilting position… guess it needs less battery power

I don’t have a final tablet… and I suggest on the video it also isn’t the final Switch thingy … ^^’ it is an older one… without the Switch branding anywhere ^^’

Right, yeah.

no idea if there are heavy changes… but I think the final one is slightly different to the one in the teaser trailer – but maybe it will be the same (but with SWITCH branding somewhere) – I do not know.

Okay. We saw it say switch on the dock, thoufh

*though

Also I found out the video was filmed in September

At least the Splatoon part

yep… without any gameplay possible on it … why? … because old units do not play actual games? no idea but I guess…

Yeah it was an actor from the video who talked about it. They said they did not play the games on it and it was a green screen

And filmed in Vancouver

from what I heared… the production of final units just needs to start… or might have started within these days… so no final units were ready for filming ^^’ and the gameplay was old… knew some of it from early 2016 ^^’

Yes I also saw that actor video was exciting ^^🙂

Yeah!

Why would they not use recent gameplay for the video in October though?

It sounds odd that they used old footage

because Teaser footage was made for E3 2016 … which was in May? ^^’ no idea about their decisions and why nintendo makes what…

Oh I see, makes sense. Yeah E3 was in early June

I guess .. if they would not have cancelled the E3 reveal… they would have filmed everything in March or April instead of September ^^’

Yeah. Maybe they changed their video strategy but kept the same footage

but no Nintendo Switch Logo anywhere… on 3DS it is big on the back side… but nowhere on Switch? … can’t beleive that those unit should be the final ones ^^’

like no apple or LG or SAMSUMG logo on smartphones? XD nah…

I didn’t see it either

So the footage was not from Switch? The games looked brand new though, better than Wii U.

I’m sure it looks better in 2017 though haha

I’m sure it was captured from Switch of course… WiiU cannot handle that XD

Haha true xD

I would say Zelda did not look much better than Wii U though

Unless they just used Wii U footage for that game

it is just normal that footage will be included in post production in videos… makes it easier to cut the right scenes together… problem is… that no one can touch a button on screen when the screen is black in real XD would also be lot of cutting work to cut the fingers apart the inserted video material I guess XD

Yeah. Most trailers add footage in post production

ahm… as the WiiU trailer did… also the Switch Teaser Video is not that accurate when it comes to some things… … … I for one do not think that you just can take any game out of the dock while within the game and so… but that shouldn’t be the topic now…. it just is an advertisement to show the thought of the concept ^^ funny in the video is that the screen shows animated footage for 1 more second while the Switch Tablet wasn’t in the dock anymore….. in the Zelda sequence… later in the Mario sequence it was syncrhonised XD

footage in post production is also the best because filming a lcd screen is horrible in real ^^’ so if you want a perfect picture… you need to insert it later ^^’

Ah, I see. Haha yeah, I have done video production and I know filming a screen doesn’t look very good xD