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

Switch avatar icons revealed

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 will also let players choose from a number of preset options in addition to Miis. 

You can see the premade icons below. As you can see in the video, you’ll be able to customize the background color of these icons, and choose the facial expression and pose of your Mii if you choose to use it as your online avatar. There’s a wide range of familiar Nintendo avatars available.

We’re less than two weeks away from the Switch’s launch, and it’s hard not to be at least a little excited about getting to try out a new console. I’ll probably be using one of the Inklings as my avatar, for obvious reasons. There are lots of options here, though I admit I was surprised not to see Kirby or any Pokémon. I suppose the icons are limited to first party Nintendo titles exclusively, though there’s nothing saying more can’t be added at some point down the road. Which is your favorite?

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