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Here's everything you get with your Nintendo Switch

I was surprised to open up the box for the Nintendo Switch and see so much empty space. I mean, the system, basically, is comprised of the tablet you see above (or below), and the dock. Clicking in the two Joy-Con to the sides of said table...   read

 
 
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eShop will be ready at Switch launch with 'Nindies' including timed exclusive Shovel Knight DLC

As if ashamed by all the things it won't have at launch, Nintendo is boasting that it will in fact have the eShop up and running at launch (as it should), though it will require a system update that will be available at launch. Those who ha...   read

 
 
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TowerFall creator's new game Celeste headed to Switch

As you may already know, good-game-maker Matt Thorson is making another game, one that I hope and think will also be good. It's a "hardcore" platformer called Celeste. The last time we spoke about it, the release platforms weren't yet know...   read

 
 
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Nintendo of France expects the Switch to eclipse the Wii U by year's end

Talk about a sibling rivalry of Cain and Abel proportions, but the projections for the Switch versus the Wii U are some real salting the Earth type stuff. Nintendo of France's deputy general manager Philippe Lavoue recently came o...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes II has online co-op, hitting PS4 and Steam in April

Square Enix has spilled the beans on Dragon Quest Heroes II, explaining the enhancements that they've made compared to the first -- if you haven't already been playing the sequel since last May in Japan. When the game arrives in the west on...   read

 
 
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GameStop: Switch has a higher attach rate than Wii U

For those of you who are in for the Nintendo Switch launch, what games are you picking up? (Besides Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I mean.) There's not a ton else on day one, to the point where I'm liable to get both Super Bomberman R and, desp...   read

 
 
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Maybe don't watch this spoilery Zelda: Breath of the Wild video

There's a lot going on this Japanese television ad for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Too much, probably! You're not going to want to see it if you've held out this long and remained relatively spoiler-free. Stay strong, and also...   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is no longer a launch title for the Switch

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ was going to be one of the many ports that the Switch hosted on its launch day, but that's not happening. "Issues beyond our control" have been cited by Team Meat and Nicalis, and although it's been pushed ...   read

 
 
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John Cena will be demoing the Switch with some YouTubers

Even with the Switch launching in roughly nine days and with a public preview event still scheduled for two cities, Nintendo is going to be demoing the Switch in a few more places with some twists. This time, they are bringing a mock living...   read

 
 
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As Dragon Quest X dies on the Wii, it's born on the Switch this year

Much like Square Enix got rid of the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIV so it didn't hold the others back, Dragon Quest X is suffering the same fate. The publisher announced this week that the Wii version is ending service completel...   read

 
 


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Rime will take around eight hours to beat, more if you do everything

Whenever a new puzzle platformer come out, I worry about padding. Having secrets and Easter eggs packed in is fine, but when you're asking me to collect hundreds of trinkets of Donkey Kong 64 proportions to see a good chunk of the game...   read

 
 
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Yoku's Island Express looks like pure fun

There are some combinations that just make sense and are easy to see: chocolate and peanut butter, phones and cameras, Sonny and Cher. Then there are those combos that you didn't know you wanted until some brave soul put them together: baco...   read

 
 
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8-4 won't be handling Xenoblade Chronicles 2's localization

It's a bit weird for me that we're getting a new Xenoblade Chronicles game in the first year of the Nintendo Switch. Barring any unforeseen delays, we'll be returning to this wonderfully expansive sci-fi world once more before the end of 20...   read

 
 
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Man, Nintendo Switch game cases sure do stand out

Seeing the Nintendo Switch in person at a tradeshow was all the proof I needed that the concept worked. Sure the Joy-Con might not be as comfortable for some games as a Pro Controller, but as a whole, the system is sleek and I came away imp...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC is still 'in development'

Although Nintendo has been embracing DLC more and more in recent years, and even had adopted the season pass model several times, fans are still pushing back. The latest battle is over the Zelda: Breath of the Wild season pass ($20), which ...   read

 
 
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Here's what you'll look like to other Switch players

Ever since consoles began connecting to the internet, choosing an avatar for your online persona has been part of the experience. While prior Nintendo consoles made you create Miis as your online representation, it looks like the Switch wil...   read

 
 
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Here's how much space Nintendo Switch games take up

You're going to get access to roughly 26GB of the Switch's 32GB onboard space, so if you aren't planning on buying a memory card and want to go digital, pay attention to the file sizes of each game before you buy them (or better yet, spring...   read

 
 
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Nintendo alleges that some Switch consoles were stolen from a U.S. distributor

Just a few days ago, a NeoGAF user by the handle of Hiphoptherobot managed to acquire a retail Nintendo Switch unit two weeks ahead of its official March 3 launch. At the time, his statements on the matter were somewhat vague, although he d...   read

 
 
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NIS America is bringing Ys VIII and 18 other games to North America this year

2017 may be the biggest year in NIS America's history. Friday night at a press event in San Francisco, the publisher announced the 19 games it will be localizing in North America this year, including Danganronpa V3 and Culdcept Revolt....   read

 
 
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eShop downloads on the Switch won't be console locked

One of the more curious choices Nintendo used to make with downloadable games came in the form of console locking content. On any of its previous systems with some form of storefront (Wii, DSi, 3DS, and Wii U), every download would be assoc...   read

 
 
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Disgaea 5 Complete launches in May on Switch, with all PS4 DLC

Disgaea 5 Complete, which Nintendo is helping to showcase on their national pre-launch Switch tour, now has a release date in Europe -- May 26. NIS is expected to launch the US version during the same time period. As a reminder, the "Comple...   read

 
 
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The NES Classic outsold the Wii U in January

We all know the Wii U is floundering (and while discontinued, is still being sold at retail), but new information regarding January's console sales only serve to explain the direness of the situation. According to information reported by Th...   read

 
 
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An early look at the Nintendo Switch setup and UI

One lucky person was able to secure a Nintendo Switch two weeks ahead of schedule. Posting to NeoGAF, user hiphoptherobot has shared footage of the console's setup process and given curious fans a quick scroll through the various system op...   read

 
 
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Ultimate Chicken Horse is bound for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

Clever Endeavour Games' party platformer Ultimate Chicken Horse is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and also Nintendo Switch (still getting used to typing that! Feels good!) in Q3 2017. The game is hinged on a fun-sounding concept. Playe...   read

 
 
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A much better look at Ultra Street Fighter II's first-person mode

Capcom is bringing Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers to Nintendo Switch and it'll surely draw in some players simply as an early game for the system with nostalgia and multiplayer also going for it. One of the title's most curi...   read

 
 



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