The Nintendo Switch continues to still be a mystery in many ways, even after its initial unveiling back in late October that revealed it was in fact a console/handheld hybrid. One week from tonight, Nintendo is holding a special presentation that is going to be the true grand reveal of the console outside of that short video. In addition to that, Nintendo of America is also holding a Nintendo Switch focused Nintendo Treehouse the following morning.
On Thursday, January 12, Nintendo is going to be showing off the Nintendo Switch in a presentation in Tokyo, Japan. During this presentation, we should get a blow out of information about the Nintendo Switch, including the release date, price, games, system features, and more. Details like date and price is pretty simplistic and will not require further detailed breakdowns from Nintendo. However, the games that will be releasing on the system are another story.
Thankfully, Nintendo of America made this official announcement through their Twitter which revealed they are holding a game focused event the next morning as well.
“Join us at 9:30AM EST on 1/13 for Treehouse Live and an in-depth look at upcoming games featured in the Nintendo Switch Presentation.”
Outside of the video back in October and the rumors circulating around, we really have very few confirmed games that are releasing on the Nintendo Switch. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is of course one of the known titles, though we’ve seen so much about that already. The video teased a brand new Mario game, which is rumored to be a launch title, so we absolutely cannot wait to see that.
There are also plenty of other games that may be ported, such as the Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 ports that seemingly were shown in the teaser unless they happened to be new games entirely, as well as rumors like a Super Smash Bros. port. There are also games like the rumored Mario & Rabbids RPG that has been reported, so it’ll be very interesting to see if they turn out to be real.
For Nintendo fans, next Thursday and Friday will feel like E3 in January. Make sure to stay tuned as we’ll be bringing you all the information from the two events next week.