Well, here we are then. Nintendo's already lifted the veil off of its new hybrid hardware, but this is when we'll get a close-up look and learn about the pricing, the release date and that all-important launch line-up. It's quite exciting, right? Join us from 4am GMT, if you're brave enough, for the big show live.

Our live coverage of this event has finished

Coverage

19:00

Ahoy! Only... God, there's quite a long time to go still isn't there?

19:02

Still, NINE HOURS everyone. NINE HOURS!

22:48

megatronix says:

Hello Martin!

Hello hi! Let's not pretend we're going to be up 'til 4am... I plan on getting at least a couple of hours sleep.

22:49

megatronix says:

Just wake up 30 mins ago

I don't know how to tell you this, but... YOU WOKE UP TOO SOON.

22:50

22:51

We're having a Nintendo sleepover at mine. And getting ready by playing Windjammers?

22:51

Okay, it's not exactly on-brand but Tom P and Bratt had never played it before so do excuse the slight deviation from the theme.

22:52

Anyway, next up we'll play some Mario Kart. And then maybe get some sleep before the show starts.

22:53

Also a word to our sponsors, Ladywell Tandoori, for their impeccable vegetable dhansak tonight.

22:53

It might have been too much for Bratt, though, who ate what he thought was a green bean but in fact was a chilli.

22:54

He ran off to the toilet in a grim-looking sweat.

22:54

Anyway, it was soon remedied by the complementary Baileys at the end of the meal. God I love Ladywell Tandoori.

22:55

I promise by 4am this live report will be a bit more relevant.

22:55

But seriously, what are we supposed to do for the next five hours?

22:59

_TheDarkSide_ says:

@SammooreDon't do it, mate. Don't get up at 4am, it'd be silly.Seriously!... Get up at 3am, instead. It'll give you time to chug coffee and smoke energising ciggies, to alert yourself before the big event. ;-)

That's the spirit!

23:23

Mario Kart 8, first round. Mushroom Cup, my Donkey Kong SMASHED Tom's Toad. Meanwhile, Bratt lingered in 11th place with Luigi and asked if he could play with mouse and keyboard. HONESTLY.

23:37

Turns out Tom's secret sources that told him all about Switch didn't tell him about Mario Kart 8's boost jump? Oh well. 2-0! (Bratt's still shite).

23:53

Yeah so Tom just won one I guess anyway I'm going to bed. Not in a strop, obv. Just want to try and get three hours of sleep at least. (Also Bratt is still shite).

23:53

Anyway, 2-1!

23:54

We'll be back with you in three hours or so. Though lord knows how any of us can sleep at a time like this.

23:55

Although I fluctuate between being wildly excited and also a bit bewildered that I'm getting up in a few short hours to watch a video on the internet.

23:55

I really am an idiot. We all are a bit, right?

23:56

Anyway, good night! See you shortly.

03:45

*clears eyes*

03:45

*looks at clock*

03:45

Oh jesus, really?

03:46

Well, hello, good morning, and the happiest of Nintendo days to you all.

03:46

I did not realise the launch event would be quite like this. There's a DJ playing slow, spaced out music while a laser show fills the venue.

03:47

I mean, I've seen 4ams like this before. I didn't expect the Nintendo event to look like this though.

03:48

I'm just on a coffee run in the kitchen for Chris Bratt, Tom Phillips and myself. We're all assembled in glorious Ladywell for the show today and heading off to play Switch in Hammersmith shortly after.

03:48

Might slip some Dalmore whiskey into that coffee too.

03:54

We are in place. This is happening.

03:54

Also, each and every one of you are heroes for being up at this hour for this.

03:55

Unless it's not such an ungodly hour wherever you are, in which case that's just cheating.

03:55

Nintendo's last live event, we believe, was E3 2012.

03:56

wyp100 says:

This music and these lasers remind me of a night in Fabric that ended up with me lying on some grass staring at clouds for a couple of hours

I'm having a flashback to a night at Turnmills watching Aphex Twin where I ended up falling asleep in the speakers.

03:57

I just asked where the weird snare music was as I was convinced it was coming from my radiator. It's coming up to 4am, we're all covered in duvets and feeling a bit confused.

03:57

This really is just like tripping your tits off.

03:59

We have a countdown.

03:59

This.

03:59

Is.

04:00

Happening.

04:01

A brief moment to remember the late Satoru Iwata, who is responsible in no small way for the Switch. Thank you, sir.

04:01

And on with the show.

04:01

Taking the stage is Kimishima to the stage.

04:01

Who at first I was terrified by, but I've since warmed to quite considerably.

04:02

I mean, that smile. That posture.

04:02

phill6284 says:

my wife is has been waiting for about 2 hrs to go into theatre for a ceasarian is it wrong I now want it to be delayed by another 30/40 mins

04:02

Is that for real? First, a slightly early congratulations. And also that's great dedication.

04:03

Release date - March 3rd.

04:03

That is soon.

04:03

That's the first bomb.

04:03

And now the price. 299USD.

04:04

We have no EU/UK price yet - I imagine it'll be £250, or given Brexit maybe even £300.

04:04

Pricier than people had anticipated.

04:04

Switch's online - it will be a paid service.

04:04

From autumn 2017.

04:04

Bomb after bomb after bomb.

04:04

And some good news after those slightly more sour notes. No region locking.

04:05

And now on to the games.

04:05

Shinya Takahashi, the lead of all Nintendo software development, is on stage now to take us through the games. And good god doesn't he look happy about it.

04:06

The GameCube handle gets a shout out.

04:07

Oh man, if the Switch has a GameCube-esque handle I'm totally in.

04:07

Like I wasn't sold already.

04:08

FuzzyZealot says:

Can't lie, I'm disappointed at that price point, but hopefully paid online services may force N to actually provide a better system than friend codes.

I think a lot of people will be.

04:08

A brief overview of what we already know about the Switch, and on to some new stuff. TV mode, and also tablet mode - playing with the screen away from the TV with the JoyCons.

04:09

And handheld mode.

04:09

Mario Kart 8 is being shown - and we get a brief glimpse of battle mode...

04:09

Kami says:

Adapter included!

Haha. How generous of them!

04:09

The screen uses a capacitive touch panel - Tom Phillips just let out a little scream at that one.

04:10

Eight systems can be connected for wireless multiplayer gaming.

04:10

Cable-free LAN parties HERE WE COME.

04:10

Yoshiaki Koizumi is introduced with an on-brand click of the fingers.

04:11

Also Koizumi looks a little bit like Jacky Ickx okay maybe that's just me seeing that.

04:12

There is a click button on the pads, and the NFC reader for Amiibo is on the right JoyCon.

04:12

funkstar says:

Martin Robinson, how do you feel that everyone has their nips well and truly covered?

04:12

My nipples are well and truly exposed, if that makes any difference?

04:12

There is a share button - and Nintendo's finally learnt about social media, it seems.

04:13

And each JoyCon works as a motion controller.

04:13

You can give the controller to a friend for multiplayer 'we call this sharing the joy' says Koizuma. Your'e not going to make that stick.

04:14

And oh wow he just reclined on a white leather sofa and be still my beating heart. Stand down my frosty nipples.

04:14

Neon blue and neon red colours for the Joycon. And the Wii-esque strap, of course.

04:15

The right JoyCon also has a IR camera that seems like a mini-Kinect - it can sense if you're doing rock, paper or scissors with your hand.

04:15

Also force feedback that seems super granular. Okay, I'm getting excited.

04:16

HD RUMBLE.

04:16

This is so sexy.

04:16

It's too early for this kind of sexiness.

04:16

Two new games that use the JoyCon.

04:17

Wild Gunman shout-out.

04:17

I love it.

04:18

(I'm sure you know, but Wild Gunman was a super early Nintendo arcade game - and this looks like a clear reference to it).

04:18

Basically a shootout simulator.

04:18

And the compilation is 1 2 Switch.

04:18

Which confirms a certain 4Chan leak.

04:19

I won't post it here, as I don't want to spoil anything. It's all stuff worth getting excited for, though.

04:19

Mr_Git says:

I like his short trousers

04:19

It's a super strong list.

04:19

1 2 Switch is a game that can be played without the screen.

04:20

Nintendo does Johan Sebastien Joust, basically.

04:20

Yeah, I'd buy that.

04:20

You play by looking into the other player's eyes - and then wait for them to do something unexpected.

04:20

The ultimate party game - as anyone who's been lucky enough to play Johan Sebastien Joust will attest.

04:21

Anyone lucky enough to play Johan Sebastien Joust without having the shit beaten out of them as well. My friends are the worst.

04:21

1 2 Switch will be a launch release.

04:21

And now for another new game. Let's switch to it!

04:21

I'm loving this enthusiasm. That - and the really strong coffee - is powering me though this.

04:22

And this will be Arms, as alluded to in that same leak.

04:23

Getting both Wonderful 101 and Punch Out vibes.

04:23

And, as Tom just pointed out, it's basically Monkey Punch, the old Monkey Ball mini-game.

04:23

Related tangent - if the original Super Monkey Ball comes to Switch, I'm going to be playing Monkey Target in the park FOR LIFE.

04:23

Yup, there we have it - Arms.

04:24

Kosuke Yabuki is the producer

04:24

He's the director of Mario Kart 8 most recently - so it's an internal production.

04:25

Also he just said 'Let me introduce you to arms' and for some reason that's the most adorable sentence.

04:25

Motion control heavy, which might not go down super well with everyone.

04:26

Considering this is our first proper look at Switch gameplay, though... That looks really, really nice.

04:26

'The most appealing part of arms'.... Maybe it's the hour, but this is melting my heart.

04:27

Online battle, and it's coming out this spring - so not necessarily a launch title.

04:27

New Nintendo IP as well, it's worth remembering.

04:27

Splatoon up now.

04:28

Some old maps, some new ones - is this a remaster?

04:28

A new song, though - I'd pay top dollar just for that alone.

04:28

Yeah, I'm the problem. What of it? Splatoon's pretty much the greatest thing.

04:28

We're seeing new weapons and new mechanics - a jet pack, a thunder cloud. A new hub.

04:29

And it's Splatoon 2.

04:29

Nogami is onstage dressed as a scientist. He's doing this presentation entirely in character too.

04:30

Turf War returns. Dual weapons.

04:30

And they can work as a jetpack too.

04:30

And now the controls - the Joycon works, as does the Pro controller.

04:31

Gyro controls available across all of them. That makes me happy. The d-pad replaces the touch screen capabilities of the original.

04:31

Local multiplayer and online supported. I'm genuinely so happy I could cry.

04:31

Coming in the summer.

04:32

Hisashi Nogami keeps making the shape of a 2 and I'm totally in love.

04:33

A Mario game, set in real life?

04:33

This is the hub area we've been told about. I was not expecting this art style though, especially after the super spun out Galaxy games. It looks like Mario set in New York?

04:33

FuzzyZealot says:

K, where's Dennis Hopper because it looks like the worlds have merged.

04:33

Indeed.

04:34

I'm getting Sonic Adventure vibes.

04:34

Also maybe Sonic 06 vibes shhhh I'm sorry.

04:35

I'm very much up for a hub world, and a new Mario style should always be welcomed. It just looks... Weird?

04:35

Super Mario Odyssey, then.

04:35

His hat is ALIVE.

04:35

Koizumi. First you reclined on the sofa. Now you come on stage dressed in the LIVING hat.

04:35

A Mario sandbox world. A Tokyo EAD game.

04:36

megatronix says:

SUPER MARIO LSD

04:37

Not a launch game, though - coming the end of the year.

04:37

MONOLITHSOFT, Xenoblade developers, up now.

04:37

It's an all-new game - not a Xenoblade Chronicles X remaster.

04:38

But it is *another* Xenoblade game, with a more cartoony/anime vibe.

04:38

This won't be out for years, surely - X wasn't that long ago.

04:39

Xenoblade 2 - a sequel to the Wii game then, it would seem?

04:39

A Warriors game next from Koei Tecmo.

04:39

Fire Emblem Warriors?

04:40

Yeah, I'd take me some of that.

04:40

And now, some third party games.

04:40

JamieR says:

2. I guess they are pretending X never existed.

X was good though!

04:40

80 games in development already from third party developers.

04:41

Dragon Quest 10 and 11 are coming - as are Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2.

04:41

west72 says:

I hope EA didn't send Pele over.

I hope they did.

04:41

A Shin Megami Tensei game, it would seem.

04:41

An all-new one, too.

04:41

Get in.

04:43

Well, it's not a Shin Megami Tensei musou game. At least, I hope it's not.

04:43

Looks like the Bravely Default team - Project Octopath Traveller. With a name that dumb, it has to be the Bravely Default team.

04:44

A mix of old-school 2D art and a 3D world. It looks nice. That name, though.

04:44

NAGOSHI.

04:44

The GOD.

04:44

Yakuza games inbound, surely?

04:44

Unless he's doing a new F-Zero.

04:44

Or a new Monkey Ball.

04:45

Oh, right. Right now, he's *considering* a new game.

04:45

Okay.

04:45

So, in summary. Third party support is still a bit slim.

04:45

But here's a game that came out five years ago! Skyrim *is* coming, so there's that.

04:46

Suda51 next.

04:46

Is he also considering a game?

04:47

A new No More Heroes? Travis Touchdown stars, it seems.

04:48

Development on this seems super early on, still.

04:48

It's clearly 4am wherever this translator is, too.

04:48

Rayza says:

This is descending into farce.Mario apart it's been a huge car crash, imo.

It's certainly lost a fair amount of spark.

04:49

That's that. Here's EA. They may also be considering games!

04:49

The considered some for the Wii U and even made a couple.

04:49

Please bring on Pele. PLEASE.

04:50

Patrick's son must have been born in the year of Luigi -Soderlund's such a fan his first-born's middle name is Luigi.

04:50

FIFA is coming to Switch.

04:50

What version will it be? A cut-down version, as we've often seen on Nintendo platforms? Or the real deal?

04:51

FIFA will be custom built for Nintendo Switch, says Soderlund. Which sounds ominous.

04:51

NuY says:

so fifa 13 and mass effect 3 then bye?

I think this Switch game might actually be FIFA 13...

04:52

It is coming in 2017, though. There's always that.

04:52

Skyrim and FIFA are big names, at least.

04:52

But as a show of third party support, that remains fairly weak.

04:53

We just got a flash of Bomberman - another game that leaked.

04:53

Minecraft, too.

04:53

Farming Simulator!

04:53

Just Dance. FIFA 13.

04:54

Street Fighter 2 and Bomberman as well - plus Rime, a new future racing game from what it looks like was Fast Racing Neo's devs.

04:55

Some interesting stuff. The price will be a sticking point, the third party support doesn't look like it's there yet and the launch line-up isn't as strong as some people might have initially thought.

04:55

Koizumi is my new hero though.

04:56

The basic pack will include the Joycon grip, the dock, the left and right controllers, the Switch itself and an AC adapter.

04:56

Two models - one with grey controllers, another with split colour controllers.

04:56

leeram says:

yeah yeah, show us F-Zero.

I don't think that was F-Zero, I'm afraid.

04:57

Hello, now, to Shibata. He thanks us for getting up this early. Give us a discount code for being so dedicated?

04:57

Where is Zelda, though?

04:58

Reggie is here now.

04:58

I'd love him to confirm the launch line-up while he's here.

04:59

The biggest buzz is for the games, says Reggie. 'What games'.

04:59

Yes Reggie. What games?

05:00

Miyamoto and Aonuma are up. Both being adorable.

05:01

leeram says:

It looks like an Atari Lynx

Ew, it does a bit.

05:01

Can we have the launch line-up please?

05:01

It's out very soon, after all.

05:02

Breath of the Wild.

05:02

grandiajet says:

So there are only 2 launch games???

05:02

Right now thats all we've had confirmed, yeah.

05:03

Breath of the Wild though!

05:05

Our first look at Zelda herself, and a stirring new rendition of the theme.

05:05

March 3rd, confirmed.

05:05

What about the Wii U release date though?

05:06

Mixed feelings about that. The hardware looks great.

05:06

The software line-up at launch, not so much.

05:06

Breath of the Wild though!

05:06

And third party support really doesn't appear to be there just yet.

05:08

At launch, it likes like we have only Zelda and 1 2 Switch.

05:08

Both of which look like fine games, but still.

05:09

What about Mario Kart, which was shown but not dwelled upon?

05:10

No word on Virtual Console either. A lot of unanswered questions, basically.

05:10

Hopefully we can find out more at the event later on today. We'll be bringing you news from there as it happens.

05:12

On Nintendo's site - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe confirmed, an April release.

05:13

Most importantly, Inklings confirmed for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. And lots of other Splatoon characters.

05:14

NINTENDO SAVED.

05:14

Where's Birdo though?

05:18

UK price confirmed.

05:18

Brace yourselves. It's not pretty.

05:19

£280.

05:19

Ouch.

05:20

For that money, I think they're going to need a lot more than Breath of the Wild and 1 2 Switch.

05:20

funkstar says:

Martin: wheres the 280 at?

Nintendo UK has just confirmed. £279.99, to be precise and if that makes it any easier.

05:21

No pack in game either, it seems.

05:23

Will Virtual Console be there at launch?

05:24

I mean, I'm going to pre-order because I'm a muppet.

05:26

You're looking at well over £300 just to play Zelda on day one, effectively.

05:26

If I was more sensible I'd just play it on Wii U.

05:26

I'm not, though.

05:27

Elsewhere, Super Bomberman R confirmed.

05:28

There's an emphasis on local multiplayer which I very much like - a new Street Fighter 2 and Bomberman are playing to the nostalgia crowd, something Nintendo's done very effectively recently.

05:29

But still, after what's perceived as a drought of software on Nintendo platforms you'd have hoped for more at launch.

05:29

And £280!

05:30

But hey! A FREE AC adaptor!

05:30

That's progress.

05:30

NuY says:

martin is buying switches for all of us mad enough to stay up and watch on eurogamer (as a business expense)

Done deal.

05:30

Just don't tell Uncle Rupert.

05:31

I'm sure by the time of the Switch event itself later today I'll be more positive.

05:32

We've just had a press release from Nintendo.

05:33

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is £49.99, and is out on April 28th.

05:33

up_the_ante says:

Martin - if you get to test the Switch can you tell us how many ice cubes are in the glass?

I can tell you how many are in the whiskey I'm just about to drink.

05:33

Zelda is £59.99.

05:33

And 1 2 Switch, the other launch game, is £39.99. Thanks Brexit!

05:34

ultra-dan says:

i thout pokemon moon/sun were coming to switch?

Not until later in the year, we believe.

05:34

No word of a discount on Mario Kart 8 for those that bought the original game or the DLC.

05:35

But! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe introduces Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr, plus Battle Mode.

05:35

So there's that.

05:37

funkstar says:

martin: any sign of new tracks in MK8D?

There'll be at least one Splatoon themed one called Urchin Underpass - not sure about any others at the moment.

05:40

Other good news - although it's a paid subscription for online, Nintendo is offering monthly game download as part of the price.

05:40

So many details trickling through...

05:41

Oh wait. It'll be a NES or a SNES game apparently.

05:41

Hahaha I can't even...

05:42

Ah, there may be other games available too. As with so much else at the moment the details aren't clear.

05:43

Still, Fire Emblem Warriors!

05:44

Oh wait! You can only download and play a NES or SNES game for a month. This gets better!

05:45

Oh for some clarity right now.

05:45

32GB of internal memory, apparently.

05:46

'This is really bad' says Tom Phillips. What, I ask. 'All of it.'

05:46

cheekyjay says:

Martin - did I read that right. You get one NES or SNES game a month, that you can only play for that month?

That is how we're reading it, yes.

05:48

Details on the online service, where that comes from, are here.

05:50

We're putting up the stories and filing them as we get them.

05:52

05:52

This was supposed to be our moment. Now I'm holding tight to my Nintendo plushies wondering what happened.

05:54

There is reason to be happy, of course. 1 2 Switch has the potential to be amazing in the same way that Nintendoland was at Wii U's launch.

05:54

I think we all know that Zelda is going to be incredible.

05:55

It feels like when it comes to some of the details, though, Nintendo has dropped the ball a little.

05:56

The new Mario looks incredible, and the biggest shake up for the series since Galaxy.

05:56

Splatoon 2. Just Splatoon 2. That's all I need to say.

05:57

I'm being positive. I think I'm just talking myself into a pre-order when they go live in three minutes.

05:59

grandiajet says:

Amazon says 7am for preorders.

Oh. I'll wait until then in that case!

06:01

Real talk. Are we going multicoloured controllers or grey?

06:02

At least I've now got another hour to make my mind up.

06:03

grandiajet says:

GAME has pre-orders up. If you trust them...

lol

06:07

NuY says:

hmm, zelda in us is up at $59.99, were the prices you saw definitely in £ martin?

We have had an official press release confirming UK pricing. So sorry!

06:08

ultra-dan says:

if they made that new mario with breath of the wild as dual launch titles then i expect everyone would be thinnking very differently

I have no doubt that the new Mario will be the game of the year. I just wish it was there at launch to make that £280 slightly more palatable.

06:12

We'll be wrapping here shortly. Thanks again for joining us this morning!

06:20

hughbarb says:

One positive to come out of this morning: the fried chicken I bought came with 13 pieces instead of 12. Now I can afford a Switch!

Get in!

06:20

Signing off now to try and digest this morning's news. Thanks once again - we'll have rolling coverage of the Switch throughout the day!

06:20

£280, though...

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    seeyoshirun 2 years ago
    @Mr.Spo And less powerful, with no ability to serve as a hybrid console.
    telboy007 2 years ago
    a*
    telboy007 2 years ago
    What shower of shit.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    @west72 That covers it.
    west72 2 years ago
    @Mr.Spo Tired and disappointed.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    How are we all feeling?
    hughbarb 2 years ago
    One positive to come out of this morning: the fried chicken I bought came with 13 pieces instead of 12. Now I can afford a Switch!
    cheekyjay 2 years ago
    I think it will hurt Nintendo that their launching at £80 more than some current Xbox One S and PS4 Slim bundle prices
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    @seeyoshirun Yes, and the Wii was also £100 cheaper.
    seeyoshirun 2 years ago
    You know, the Wii's main launch titles were a tech demo and a new Zelda, and that worked out rather well for them.
    NuY 2 years ago
    indeed, but slightly odd they didnt do straight $/£ conversion for the console but they are for the games
    funkstar 2 years ago
    nooooo dont leave us martin!
    haruvister 2 years ago
    I get that the launch window is important, but if you imagine the *real* launch is autumn 2017 then you'll get a decent launch line-up, Spla2n, an online service, and Mario Odyssey is just around the corner.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    @NuY Brexit! Exchange rates are awful, remember.
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    Actually, d'you know what? I'm done. I'm out. A weak presentation, poor third party support, high cost console, but really, what annoys me most is the price gouging on BotW. They know that'S their ace, they know it's what people want, but really? £60 Really? No. Sod it.
    NuY 2 years ago
    that is really odd cos botw on u is $59.99 on amazon too
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    @crossbit To get the Switch launch inside their current financial year so they can turn a profit?
    crossbit 2 years ago
    Considering they (supposedly) brought Zelda forward to fit the Switch launch, it seems quite the baffling situation. If their launch line-up is this dismal even *with* that change, why on earth did they bring the game forward rather than pushing the console back?
    haruvister 2 years ago
    "Gameseek Error 404 - Sorry The Page You Requested Can't Be Found" haha
    funkstar 2 years ago
    order on gameseek now for 198 before the price goes up i guess?
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    @ultra-dan I would be wincing and placing a pre-order if Mario and Zelda were day one.
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    I'm surprised there isn't a 2d Mario game for launch. Like, they could have made one in Mario Maker yesterday afternoon.
    west72 2 years ago
    I see on the Nintendo site it just says Fifa no number after it. EA working on porting the Wii U version over.
    haruvister 2 years ago
    Didn't Gameseek have preorders for under £200? I'm guessing they don't do a price guarantee scheme.
    NuY 2 years ago
    hmm, zelda in us is up at $59.99, were the prices you saw definitely in £ martin?
    NuY 2 years ago
    theres something called snipperclips as a launch title
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Is there going to be a Master Edition for Wii U?
    west72 2 years ago
    @Gamingrampz Grey it is then :)
    specialgamer 2 years ago
    Nintendo's stock is tanking. Down 6% after that very iffy presentation.
    west72 2 years ago
    @grandiajet i don't trust them as far as i could throw them.
    Gamingrampz 2 years ago
    @west72 additional joycons are only $50
    funkstar 2 years ago
    grey all the way
    west72 2 years ago
    I'd have to go an buy 2 more so they match lol
    NuY 2 years ago
    neon all the way here
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    You forgot Arms, Martin. You forgot, I blocked it out.
    west72 2 years ago
    Grey, i can't have 2 different coloured controllers it would do my head in.
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    GAME has pre-orders up. If you trust them...
    funkstar 2 years ago
    weirdly someone on amazon said 7 BST meant 6 GMT, but then they've since removed the 'BST' from that page
    west72 2 years ago
    It did say on Amazon 7am BST, but the BST has gone. Please not another hour.
    Gamingrampz 2 years ago
    Best thing about that presentation.... we will all be playing Mario and Zelda on PS4/Xbone very soon
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    Amazon says 7am for preorders.
    NuY 2 years ago
    thread on neogaf saying disagea 5 for switch is coming
    Beelzehbub 2 years ago
    Sonic Mania, Lego City - Spring
    Beelzehbub 2 years ago
    Game releases from site:Skyrim - Fall 2017 (why bother by then)Just Dance - MarchBomberman, Snipperclips (?), Has Been heroes, Setsuna - March
    Gamingrampz 2 years ago
    @martin ... only a little? use those plushes to soak up the tears :p
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    Thinking back now - the laser show and DJ playing ambient trance was the best bit of the whole show
    Beelzehbub 2 years ago
    Master Edition is the same as special but with a Master Sword figurine as shown in the trailer. Looking all notched and aged. $129.99
    Beelzehbub 2 years ago
    Special Edition comes with:Collectable coin, Weather worn map/Ganon Tapestry, 24 song soundtrack cd, and a shiekah slate style switch carry case - $99
    Gamingrampz 2 years ago
    basically its just a wii U slim? ONLY 32 gig of storage
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    "Oh for some clarity right now." You're drinking whisky? That's not going to help with the clarity :)
    Beelzehbub 2 years ago
    There is also a special edition and master edition of Zelda. Possibly exclusive to nintendo store but who knows at this point
    haruvister 2 years ago
    Why is it that Steam provides an amazing online service for free, yet the consoles insist on charging a subscription? Any genuine technical reason?
    west72 2 years ago
    I think i'm going to pre-order the console from Amazon. Then when all the information is out and been sorted, take a proper look. I can still cancel the order if it looks bad.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Martin: Have they confirmed whether or not the joy-cons also kick you in the teeth?
    Beelzehbub 2 years ago
    Got a game list on the website for now. Took ages to load:http://www.nintendo.com/games/game-guide?pv=true#filter/switch|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|featured|des|-|-
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    The last time Nintendos share price dropped this much was when everyone realised they didn't own Pokemon Go
    west72 2 years ago
    "Oh wait! You can only download and play a NES or SNES game for a month. This gets better!" Nintendo really can't get used to online services can they.
    malcolmparsons 2 years ago
    Sonic Mania announced.
    cheekyjay 2 years ago
    Martin - did I read that right. You get one NES or SNES game a month, that you can only play for that month?
    callumforsyth 2 years ago
    on the battery life, at least I already bought a usb-c external battery thanks to pokemon go :p (I need help)
    malcolmparsons 2 years ago
    Puyo Puyo Tetris announced.
    west72 2 years ago
    @cheekyjay i thought i saw Steep in there somewhere.
    cheekyjay 2 years ago
    Where's good old reliable Ubisoft?
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    For those interested, Amazon are saying that Breath of the Wild releases on Wii U on March 3rd. If you have Amazon Prime, you can pre-order and get £2 off.
    malcolmparsons 2 years ago
    Nintendo's share price down 6%.
    west72 2 years ago
    Free NES or SNES game :(
    cheekyjay 2 years ago
    1 20-30 year old game for "free" a month doesn't seem great value against Games With Gold and PS+
    cheekyjay 2 years ago
    I still can't believe they're going to be charging you for voice chat on your phone
    callumforsyth 2 years ago
    watching the english zelda trailer is very strange, I'm still not used to hearing these characters talk, but i think it works better in Japanese
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    I was imagining Reggies nipples in that weird segment he did
    NuY 2 years ago
    nipple watch was fairly disappointing this time round
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    Hey I paid £59.99 for Street Fighter II on the SNES in 1992! But then I also had no concept of the value of money back then either
    cheekyjay 2 years ago
    any talk of an achievement system?
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    @SpaceMonkey77 Sensible, hard not to be disappointed right now, personally. See you on the other side.
    Beelzehbub 2 years ago
    Ashley Roberts of early Switch leaks fame reckons 16 new tracks for MK8 on switch
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Nintendo have convinced me to spend my cash... on Zelda for Wii U.
    west72 2 years ago
    At 4am i was really positive, now i'm getting disappointed. These prices are just silly, hopefully Amazon and the like offer games at lower prices.
    MORZTAN 2 years ago
    everything is so far of the mark
    haruvister 2 years ago
    Preorders of Breath of the Wild Wii U just went through the roof.
    cheekyjay 2 years ago
    no new tracks for Mario Kart I presume?
    funkstar 2 years ago
    martin: any sign of new tracks in MK8D?
    cheekyjay 2 years ago
    might hold onto my year old £35.99 preorder of BotW on WiiU then after all
    DigitalScars 2 years ago
    Driving the nail into the coffin with these prices.
    west72 2 years ago
    If mario kart is £60 then there is no way i'm paying that for something i have on the wii u
    pleshy 2 years ago
    I'm off to bed; thanks for the coverage and for hanging around :)
    callofdute 2 years ago
    right I'm buying a 3ds xl/ dq viii and a ps4 plus yakuza 0
    NuY 2 years ago
    tbf only the nintendo store and game charge rrp on u games, im fairly sure they wont be that in other places
    west72 2 years ago
    Zelda is £59.99!!!!!!!! really wow
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Oh for the love of Odin. They're charging £50 for an updated port of a Wii U title? And they're pushing the software prices up in general?Super.
    haruvister 2 years ago
    SIXTY POUNDS
    soulrebel 2 years ago
    All about them merging all the virtual consoles into 1 for me. If they do that, I will forgive the car crash live-stream.
    Count__Duckula 2 years ago
    So incredibly dissapointing. If that is what they showed they really have nothing. Goodbye Nintendo.
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    Martin - if you get to test the Switch can you tell us how many ice cubes are in the glass?
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Martin: I have that feeling too. They can rescue the situation somewhat with the hands on events and the Treehouse broadcast. Utterly nuts they have Mario Kart coming in April and didn't bother to mention that during their GLOBAL REVEAL EVENT.
    pleshy 2 years ago
    "But hey! A FREE AC adaptor!"Gold
    NuY 2 years ago
    he is a lovely EGer but not quite as sexy as aoife (but she doesnt talk about her nipples)
    Beelzehbub 2 years ago
    This was the getting everyone to notice it again after 3 months since the first trailer.There's treehouse tomorrow and over the next few weeks they will feed out more info, more announcements about what's coming. That can't literally be all of it, there's no way.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    martin: this is why you're my favourite EGer
    Creamysmooth 2 years ago
    Hmmm, don't know what to think on that, I am still excited, but want to see more titles and how it performs. The waiting game begins.
    west72 2 years ago
    But Martin, if you don't get one at launch your have to wait months for stock or pay over the odds on ebay.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Right now there are only 8 Nintendo published titles confirmed. Mario, Zelda, Kart, Splatoon, Arms, 1 2 Switch, Fire Emblem Warriors and Xenoblade 2. Given Nintendo publish an average of a dozen games a year on their home consoles, and more on portable, there's more to reveal.
    NuY 2 years ago
    ive actually now been awake for 21 hours
    NuY 2 years ago
    martin is buying switches for all of us mad enough to stay up and watch on eurogamer (as a business expense)
    funkstar 2 years ago
    @pleshy i pay my taxes, my taxes are just different to your taxes :)
    soulrebel 2 years ago
    @SupremeAC I'm afraid they just do not have a clue what 'hitting it out the park' means to gamers like us
    pleshy 2 years ago
    @funkstar Naughty, naughty - somebody needs to pay their taxes.
    west72 2 years ago
    It will take them a few months to get stock in once the pre-orders sell out. Maybe that's when all the games will come out.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    martin: can you justify as a business purchase :D
    funkstar 2 years ago
    no persona... SMT
    Turfschipper 2 years ago
    They summarized everythingvwe already knew. Besides a downgraded fifa not 1 single fresh new game.Arms is what we got.PFFFFFFFF
    SupremeAC 2 years ago
    Disappointed I got up for this. How can Nintendo merge all their devs to one format, and still not have more to show? This presentation needed to hit it out of the park, instead, it hit all the wrong notes.I'll still get it, but it'll be out of habbit, not out of excitement.
    NuY 2 years ago
    the dock is up for seperate sale on the nintendo.com site
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    They need a much better launch line up. At this rate sales will be bad and 3rd parties will cancel their games. Didn't Nintendo learn anything over the last 5 years?
    pleshy 2 years ago
    Price in € confirmed yet?
    malcolmparsons 2 years ago
    Nintendo's share price down 4% BTW.
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    It's normally a year and half into a Nintendo consoles life cycle that all the games dry up - not launch day!
    DigitalScars 2 years ago
    As much as i love zelda, £280 for console and £40+ for zelda is a no go at launch. to steep for not alot of play.I'll dip in once more titles are about.
    spekkeh 2 years ago
    Price is way too high. Pay €360 just to play Zelda?!Why yes of course I will. Let's be honest.
    cheekyjay 2 years ago
    How can they have made the same mistakes with the launch lineup from 1st and 3rd parties again?! After all the marketing speak about lessons learnt from 3DS and WiiU
    captain-pixel 2 years ago
    I find the lack of strong launch lineup disturbing.
    CatmanBegins 2 years ago
    Also "Subscribers will get to download and play a Nintendo Entertainment System™ (NES) or Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ (Super NES) game (with newly-added online play) for free for a month."
    haruvister 2 years ago
    It was basically a presentation giving us 10 minutes of fun, before spending 50 minutes letting us down.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    hopefully amazon will do their usual undercutting of MSRP
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    @west72 - it does seem to smack of being six months too early.
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    There's a Joy-con steering wheel accessory. It's the Wii all over again!
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Overall I have to say I am disappointed. Far too vague on software and online features, price is too high too. That presentation has convinced me to hold off on Switch and get Zelda on Wii U, and I say that as someone who loves the Switch concept. Let's see if they can improve the situation through-out the day.
    west72 2 years ago
    I remember paying over £400 for a PS4 and now they go for about £250. Price will drop in time.
    MORZTAN 2 years ago
    They should have postponed the release for Christmas 2017.
    malcolmparsons 2 years ago
    @cheekyjay yes! Also, scroll down and it says Nintendo is charging for it!
    CatmanBegins 2 years ago
    According to nintendo.com/switch the screen displays at 720p and the Switch has 32GB of internal memory, expandable with MicroSD cards
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    "Hey kids! Want to play with your friends with a huge catalogue of games and franchises you know and love? Then buy a PS4 or Xbox."
    NuY 2 years ago
    if thats 280 with zelda packed in im cush with that though
    funkstar 2 years ago
    thanks martin :)
    pleshy 2 years ago
    Could be even worse for continental EU - 350 euros?
    funkstar 2 years ago
    280s ok for me, i get VAT off :)
    haruvister 2 years ago
    £280 is fine because it's not like there are launch games to buy with it.
    cheekyjay 2 years ago
    @malcolmparsons - I spotted that too. Isn't voicechat over your smart device normally just called using your phone?!
    DigitalScars 2 years ago
    @Mr.Spo also doesn't come with a game so time you factor that in...
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    Nintendo Nope.
    west72 2 years ago
    £280 mmmm though price is always high for the first release.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    Martin: wheres the 280 at?
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    £280 is exactly between the "I would just about be ok with it" price and the "I am definitely not paying that much" price.
    pleshy 2 years ago
    £280?!?!?!?!
    funkstar 2 years ago
    maybe not, they removed the BST from the page now
    captain-pixel 2 years ago
    £280? :-O
    soulrebel 2 years ago
    They couldn't have done less to convince me to pre-order
    malcolmparsons 2 years ago
    Voice chat on your smart device?! http://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/
    funkstar 2 years ago
    @NuY live at 6, already been confirmed by amazon it says 7 BST but they mean 6GMT
    pleshy 2 years ago
    Looks like the Switch not only allows players to use it how they wish, but also developers to make very different games on the same device - that has to be a good thing.
    soulrebel 2 years ago
    Any mention of a hugely improved virtual console out the gate?
    Perjoss 2 years ago
    Thanks callum
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    That's Kart 8 Deluxe
    cheekyjay 2 years ago
    What about Virtual Console, on-board memory & SD cards, cart sizes, launch line-up, front end software & app support, how touch content works on TV, Pokemon, Mario Kart info, the rumoured Rabbids Crossover game, BG and E 2 reveal, official accessories beyond the basics that were shown, why motion controls are relevant when only 2 announced games support them, what the online sub includes, indie games, how e-shop will work, whether MiiVerse & StreetPass are back, system specs, resolution....
    NuY 2 years ago
    the nintendo uk twitch account has blown up a bit
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    I can't see Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo site. Any news on new tracks?
    Kami 2 years ago
    Well, nine hours til the Treehouse thing so I'm gonna get some sleep. Have a great day everyone!
    haruvister 2 years ago
    Strange presentation. Plenty about the user experience, but very little about the hardware's guts. Footage of MK8 but no information. Lots of games, but almost all seem to be in a very early stage of production. I may just get Zelda on Wii U and wait a few months.
    brigadier 2 years ago
    I've got mixed feelings. Zelda looks amazing.1, 2, Switch looks fun but I won't get it. Seriously, after the barren 2016, what have they been doing? Hopefully more stuff will be revealed over the coming weeks. They said 80 titles in development, but how many close to being finished?
    _TheDarkSide_ 2 years ago
    @frazzlI was just thinking that, myself.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    They need to get more info out during Treehouse today.
    callumforsyth 2 years ago
    theres a mario kart trailer on youtube!
    pleshy 2 years ago
    @Lince Save your Breath, mate ;)
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    Surely the first rule would be to encourage early adoption at max price point with an announcement of strong launch titles. Right now, that was... ugh.
    NuY 2 years ago
    fire emblem and smt, the squeenix rpg
    Kami 2 years ago
    Fast Racing Neo
    haruvister 2 years ago
    Fast Racing Neo
    Pille92 2 years ago
    Will there be an English voice over for Zelda?
    Lince 2 years ago
    no comments on hardware details since it's weak, and battery can last from 2 and half hours (playing low-res 30 fps game?) to 6 hours (idling on menu?) the range is not well defined, this does not look good
    pleshy 2 years ago
    Maybe there'll be another event before launch showing more titles? Or maybe they're keeping to more western stuff for E3?
    funkstar 2 years ago
    SPLATOON
    megatronix 2 years ago
    No, it's not F-Zero, it's an indie game the name escaped me
    Kami 2 years ago
    A lot is hinging on the Treehouse Live event.
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Mario: Mixed feelings - some areas looked bland. Xenoblae 2? Fuck yes, it is more inline with first one.Skyrim probably cool for some.Zelda - we've seen so much of it already, but trailer was good.WHAT ELSE?
    havocstars 2 years ago
    Seriously though 1 2 switch looks fun but doesnt seem like it will have lasting appeal. What about Virtual console, what will the eshop have?
    captain-pixel 2 years ago
    There was F-ZERO title in the sizzle reel. F-ZERO Switch? I'd love that !
    funkstar 2 years ago
    martin will you come to my house to play 1 2 switch?
    ektoraskalderis 2 years ago
    Nothing from Retro? why?
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    Not sure if I will pre-order now. How can they have so few launch games?
    NuY 2 years ago
    sf2 and bomberman confirmed vc surely?
    soulrebel 2 years ago
    Was hoping for a hugely confident launch line up and a solid committment to virtual console
    pleshy 2 years ago
    @DakeyrasUK Zelda should be just the same on Wii U. In fact, Switch shouldn't be much too powerful to begin with.
    MrBeast 2 years ago
    Nintendo realise nobody will play anything but Zelda so they don't need a launch line-up.
    west72 2 years ago
    i'm guessing there will be a press release with launch games. I'm guessing a load of indie cheap games.
    leeram 2 years ago
    Xenoblade 2 - Drool.
    _TheDarkSide_ 2 years ago
    Isn't Zelda also coming to WiiU?I'll stick with that.Switch is..... Not for me.
    leeram 2 years ago
    I definitely saw an old version of SFII on it. We can all play that for a bit while we are on the bog.
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    If Zelda Wii U is canned then the Wii U got zero Zeldas. Unprecidented for a Nintendo console
    pleshy 2 years ago
    The price is a bit higher than expected (at least there's a lot of stuff in the box), and payed multiplayer sure sucks. Overall, the potential seems enormous - here's hoping Western 3rd parties support it well.
    callumforsyth 2 years ago
    Surely we're just waiting again for just straight up details? Lists, dates, numbers!
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    I'm assuming we're going to hear more during Treehouse and through-out the next few days. Right now it's easy to be disappointed, but part of me wonders how much of this is down to poor presentation rather than there genuinely only being two launch games.
    DakeyrasUK 2 years ago
    So definitely need a switch for mario odyssey, xenoblade chronicles 2 and all nintendo 10/10s. But yeah, they have not convinced me 3rd party support will be anything different... from the wiiu...So my question is how well will Zelda run on the wiiu and can I therefore wait until xmas deals to get a switch with mario odyssey?
    spliffhead 2 years ago
    Maybe Miyamoto should start making games again and not hiding behind Reggie?
    ewcrowe 2 years ago
    surely Mario Kart for launch?
    havocstars 2 years ago
    somewhat disappointed with that presentation, but at least Zelda is a launch game
    NuY 2 years ago
    martin's nipples are now looking a little droopy
    leeram 2 years ago
    It's Nintendo, there won't be any third party support and who wants all their crap anyway? Everyone already has an Xbone or PS4. Ninty make great games, third party can stay on PS4 and make another COD. Except Treasure, they are allowed, and Cave.
    Kami 2 years ago
    I think Arms looks bloody brilliant myself. But I do think it was a strangely tentative showcase.
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    Yippe $300 for a Zelda game
    funkstar 2 years ago
    @frazzl was just a rumour, which has been dispelled by this announcement
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    Like Martin said, hardware looks great, BotW is the only saving grace at launch unless Nintendo have some big aces up their sleeves, and the 3rd party stuff was atrocious. It's too early to predict, but it needs more support than just Nintendo can give it.
    henriquecabral1 2 years ago
    Zelda Wii U canned?
    stanners987 2 years ago
    Zelda as a launch title, get in.
    vyseofhr 2 years ago
    As a concept, Switch looks brilliant. Really well thought out and an easy sell. Really liked the look of 1-2 Switch and ARMS. BoTW sells itself.It's so easy to tell that third parties are highly reluctant yet again though.
    pleshy 2 years ago
    @megatronix No Dark Souls :( For now!
    _TheDarkSide_ 2 years ago
    I am overwhelmed with.. Meh! :-(
    Lince 2 years ago
    300 € for a Zelda game? add the price of the game itself, an external battery pack and the usual cables, 400 €, is Nintendo really pulling this again? are Zelda fans enough to carry on the system? time will tell, so far it looks awful.
    captain-pixel 2 years ago
    I've hoped for the new Mario to be part of the launch line up, to be brutally honest.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    I've gone from not being convinced about the joy-cons to really liking them, being less convinced about Switch's first year prospects, but even more into Zelda. It'll really depend on whether it's £250 or £300, £250 might just have me on board. £300 would be a no.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    team ninja being a part of that fire emblem warriors game has got me intrigued about that
    MORZTAN 2 years ago
    My stocks will plummit!!!
    megatronix 2 years ago
    No dark souls
    Pille92 2 years ago
    The trailer of Breath of the Wild was phenomenal
    spliffhead 2 years ago
    And a ton of touchscreen shovelware too!
    west72 2 years ago
    if that didn't come out at launch there would have been riots on the streets.
    NuY 2 years ago
    there was a rumour of 15 launch titles
    soulrebel 2 years ago
    Wow, I'm afraid that was terrible.
    Sicho 2 years ago
    Zelda with voice acting!!!!!
    harryisme 2 years ago
    Yes finally a reason to buy the WiiU.
    leeram 2 years ago
    I wish I had a crying emoticon. No F-Zero.
    CerberusHD 2 years ago
    Nintendo Switch...to another console.
    callumforsyth 2 years ago
    so 1, 2 Switch, ARMS and Zelda?
    Stefarno 2 years ago
    Zelda looks good... but I can play that on the Wii U console I already own?
    pleshy 2 years ago
    So... what did you guys think?
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Well I really don't know what to do now, because Zelda is life.
    megatronix 2 years ago
    No metroid
    ytzulu 2 years ago
    unhappy
    rolands 2 years ago
    hahahahathey're done. seriously that was not that great of a reveal and I think they know it
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    It had to be launch. It's all they've got.
    ektoraskalderis 2 years ago
    Best for last..Just awsome
    vyseofhr 2 years ago
    BOTW ALMOST saved the presentation.
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    Was that a March 3rd Zelda launch????
    p_nut_uk 2 years ago
    Preorder confirmed
    MORZTAN 2 years ago
    2/10 - would not buy
    danielhorvath 2 years ago
    It looks nice from an artstyle standpoint, but not technically impressive.
    NuY 2 years ago
    @launch
    funkstar 2 years ago
    thank fuck its launch
    drawfull 2 years ago
    Zelda looks great and it's a launch title!
    specialgamer 2 years ago
    Great of the Wild looks like an absolute masterpiece!
    henriquecabral1 2 years ago
    Breath of the Wild looks gorgeous but so barren... Apart from a few monsters is there anyone else in that world?
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Shit the bed I don't know if I can resist Zelda
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    This is shockingly bad overall. As a lifelong Nintendo fan I'm really unhappy.
    Kinta 2 years ago
    Okay, now THIS was awesome!
    Beelzehbub 2 years ago
    Zelda looks absolutely phenomenal
    Lince 2 years ago
    The Switch will live as far as the Mario and Zelda hype does, then it's dead, right dead.
    spliffhead 2 years ago
    "Generally" region free, so we can at least get the US version?
    DigitalScars 2 years ago
    There's been a fair few titles i like the look of and i came here tonight willing to preorder on amazon after this but with fuck all launch titles it's a pass.
    Oridan 2 years ago
    See those mountains in the distance? You can climb them, you know.
    kamps09 2 years ago
    Lets hope at least this is launch game.
    leeram 2 years ago
    Zelda. OK grea, wonderful. F-ZERO?
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    So there are only 2 launch games???
    CerberusHD 2 years ago
    Yes pre order our console that has no launch day games.
    Lince 2 years ago
    I'm sure 3 people are pre-ordering the system as we speak, game console with no games, great idea
    leeram 2 years ago
    Mario Kart?
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    "I hope we've shown enough to earn your support."AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    Kami 2 years ago
    Ooooooooooaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh... Zelda...
    soulrebel 2 years ago
    'I hope we have shown enough to earn your support'
    leeram 2 years ago
    crosses fingers
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    This does not fill me with confidence.
    leeram 2 years ago
    3 March? Holy Moley
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    They are betting the barn, house, car and pretty much everything on Zelda.
    young_nell 2 years ago
    great
    _TheDarkSide_ 2 years ago
    Well at least they've saved me a few quid.
    leeram 2 years ago
    It looks like an Atari Lynx
    west72 2 years ago
    wow this just got weird.
    leeram 2 years ago
    Who cares? F-Zero!! Where is it.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    I much prefer their pre-recorded broadcasts to their live events.
    spigzone 2 years ago
    HOW MUCH BATTERY LIFE IN THE JOY-CONS?????
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    All I learnt was you get a pink and blue controller.... and a boxing game
    pleshy 2 years ago
    So Zelda is NOT coming in Europe on time.
    spliffhead 2 years ago
    Joy < Con ;(
    kamps09 2 years ago
    Zelda coming now in 2018? Wii U version canned?
    Fahrenkite 2 years ago
    It started so good! Ten minutes in and I was hyped... now I could care less. Where's the launch stuff? Nowhere.
    specialgamer 2 years ago
    Going to end with Zelda, surely. Save the best for last and all that. And of course, announcing it's a release title.
    leeram 2 years ago
    I hope we get Bayonetta 3
    Lince 2 years ago
    when your translator falls asleep in the middle of the presentation you know you doing something very, very wrong
    callumforsyth 2 years ago
    zelda is there in the background?
    harryisme 2 years ago
    For a reveal I almost feel like I didn't learn anything new. Maybe it's me but so far the Switch line up looks worst than the WiiU launch line up.
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    Well that was a disappointing event...
    monseur-cali 2 years ago
    Oh Reggie get off the burning ship
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    I'm assuming there'll be Directs between now and launch, since they've finally got more information about the system out there.
    Alestes 2 years ago
    I sure hope they port Bayonetta 1&2 to Switch :p
    funkstar 2 years ago
    reggie!
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    @SpaceMonkey77 Don't get me wrong, I really like a lot of what I've seen, and I think the hardware idea is great. But Nintendo have very little room for error and there was a lot riding on this broadcast.
    MORZTAN 2 years ago
    sorry, but I'm of the hype train.This was seriously dissapointing
    DigitalScars 2 years ago
    I can't believe they have shown no launch titles yet. Dafuq is going on?
    leeram 2 years ago
    @Specialgamer NOOOOOOOOOooooooooo........
    spigzone 2 years ago
    Takeaway 2 - The Nintendo Switch is intensely Japanese oriented.
    young_nell 2 years ago
    @Mr.Spo hope they´re saving more for e3
    homerbert 2 years ago
    Mario looks reliably amaxing. Nothing else makes me want to rush out and drop 300 quid I'll wait and see.
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    So... non-existent launch line up?
    banjo21 2 years ago
    no division, thats good
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    $300 and no pack-in title? I have a bad feeling about this.
    NuY 2 years ago
    *ac adapter sold seperately in europe
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    I think that was Fast Racing Neo, not F-Zero.
    specialgamer 2 years ago
    Don't think that was F-Zero was it? Fast Racing NEO sequel?
    leeram 2 years ago
    yeah yeah, show us F-Zero.
    leeram 2 years ago
    FZero. That's me pre-ordering.
    AmicableWalrus 2 years ago
    Still no Retro. WHAT ARE THEY DOING
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    They're in an awkward position with E3 coming three months after launch, but they needed to show more than this.
    young_nell 2 years ago
    @AmicableWalrus it didnt make any sense releasing only me3 on the wii u
    JamieR 2 years ago
    I will get one when Xenoblade 2 comes out.
    p_nut_uk 2 years ago
    Did i just see streetfighter 2?
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    What's happening with Mario Kart?
    pleshy 2 years ago
    FAST Racing Neo! Also, Ryne.
    orangpelupa 2 years ago
    is that RYME /RIME that was PS4 exclusive?
    NuY 2 years ago
    fzero!
    spigzone 2 years ago
    Takeaway - Third party developers waiting to see how it sells before committing major resources to a game.
    DakeyrasUK 2 years ago
    Did i just see farming simulator?
    NuY 2 years ago
    i saw farming similator in there
    Mr_Git 2 years ago
    I mean I still want one but is that it?
    specialgamer 2 years ago
    The lighting is making this Nintendo guy look very sinister.
    NuY 2 years ago
    martin quoted me! *swoon*
    Stefarno 2 years ago
    Last year over 80% of games sold in the UK on Nintendo platforms were published by Nintendo - for Sony and Microsoft platforms it was about 15%.Hardly a shock that third-party support is rather thin.
    AmicableWalrus 2 years ago
    Would be funny if Switch got Mass Effect 3, and only Mass Effect 3. Again.
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    @young_nell I appreciate that, but Suda's translator was really struggling and didn't help the announcement of a game that barely exists.
    NuY 2 years ago
    were coming up to an hour now, and its fairly obvious zelda will be the last thing to show
    Kami 2 years ago
    Translator is Bill Trinnen and he's boss.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    If EA take it seriously, FIFA Switch could be good. Didn't the PSP versions do fairly well?
    brigadier 2 years ago
    I think it was mostly Suda rambling, translator panicked.
    orangpelupa 2 years ago
    this EA SPORTS dude is talking slow enough for the translator to calmly translate.he looks sleepy tho haha
    pleshy 2 years ago
    Smart they're not calling it FIFA 18, etc.
    monseur-cali 2 years ago
    That translator is lit
    spliffhead 2 years ago
    Can you take a real backhander with the joycon?
    Mr_Git 2 years ago
    I've never seen this EA android before
    NuY 2 years ago
    so fifa 13 and mass effect 3 then bye?
    vyseofhr 2 years ago
    They should employed Bill as translator no.2
    orangpelupa 2 years ago
    oh its EA SPORTS. Where's EA GAMES?
    young_nell 2 years ago
    @FuzzyZealot it inst easy translating from japonese to english since they are 2 very different language
    UKRaver1980 2 years ago
    Why have a 3rd party section if they have nothing to show? That's worse than not mentioning them at all.
    west72 2 years ago
    Hi we are EA. We're release some half arsed ports and then bugger off, like on the Wii U
    spliffhead 2 years ago
    Pegggle 2017?
    Oridan 2 years ago
    Aha, EA! SCANDINAVIAN ACCENT REPRESENT
    vyseofhr 2 years ago
    Bill's just showing off.
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    EA bugging up their (non-existent) Nintendo credentials.
    muro 2 years ago
    I thought the translator was doing well, until Suda turned up :-P
    harryisme 2 years ago
    So so far, Sega came to tell us they are thinking of making games, Bathesda is bringing a five year old game and Suda51 just came to tell us he has an idea for a game, oh EA so Fifa I guess?
    JamieR 2 years ago
    bring on the soul less EA suit.
    AmicableWalrus 2 years ago
    His translator has an accent
    orangpelupa 2 years ago
    @martin, to be fair, suda-san was talking so fast/enthusiasted so hard to realtime translate haha
    west72 2 years ago
    Please no Pele, Please no Pele.
    DigitalScars 2 years ago
    a couple of games i like so far, nothing at launch still so no sale for me.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    I love the hardware idea, I like the new IP, I love the look of Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey... but this third party section suggests Nintendo have the same old problem, with third parties reluctant to come on board until the system is selling well.
    Kami 2 years ago
    And here is Satan. I mean, EA. Same thing.
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    Stop attacking translator number 2!
    funkstar 2 years ago
    It doesnt even have a title, he said he doesnt have a name for it
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    It has a title**but nothing else.
    ewcrowe 2 years ago
    is the translator having a bit of a 'mare?
    JamieR 2 years ago
    Lole west72. He is falling alseep.
    UKRaver1980 2 years ago
    This translator is rubbish...
    funkstar 2 years ago
    NO MORE HEROES
    AmicableWalrus 2 years ago
    No More Heroes 3
    harryisme 2 years ago
    Translator Number 2 is struggling it seems,
    Kami 2 years ago
    Translator needs coffee, stat!
    Mr_Git 2 years ago
    its alright guys i brought a drawing
    rolands 2 years ago
    beginning to see why 3rd party support is thin on the ground :*(
    NuY 2 years ago
    translator needs firing
    FatSternKikwi 2 years ago
    Worst translator ever.
    Kami 2 years ago
    No More Heroes!
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    No More Heroes 3 please?
    specialgamer 2 years ago
    Suda51 being his usual self.
    west72 2 years ago
    Translator has gone :)
    Revdarian 2 years ago
    The Switch pun is cringey since the first one they used :/
    pleshy 2 years ago
    My god, SUDA51 pulled a Filthy Frank number on us!
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    No More Heroes 3???
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    "That octopath thing looks right up my alley" said the schoolgirl before the tentacle monster appeared behind her.
    rolands 2 years ago
    whoops
    NuY 2 years ago
    "todd-san"
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    Suda lolz
    funkstar 2 years ago
    martin: even todd has no nipples. I feel like nintendo refuse to acknowledge the existence of nipples
    Kami 2 years ago
    The switch pun is getting old fast.
    AmicableWalrus 2 years ago
    Dovakin, Dovakin, not a single sardine
    Oridan 2 years ago
    TES6 pls
    UKRaver1980 2 years ago
    Bravely Default was excellent so good news.
    Oridan 2 years ago
    That octopath thing looks right up my alley
    NuY 2 years ago
    sure i saw this guy in tekken once
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    SEGA director of mid-life crisises?
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    Do even games developers get face lifts now?
    west72 2 years ago
    There are some great outfits going on this this morning.
    ytzulu 2 years ago
    Are these translators being fed properly ?
    AmicableWalrus 2 years ago
    Almost as catchy as Bravely Default.
    Beelzehbub 2 years ago
    The art style of the Squenix game is lovely
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    Project Octopath Traveller: catchy name.
    NuY 2 years ago
    ...and there it is XD
    funkstar 2 years ago
    new squenix rpg?
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Whatever this is looks great.
    AmicableWalrus 2 years ago
    I don't understand why Nintendo's not getting KH3. Makes more sense than Xbox, demographic wise.
    Oridan 2 years ago
    This looks neat
    NuY 2 years ago
    seeing as they just showed dq, im expecting squeenix to make an appearance sometime seeing as its the final fantasy 30th anniversary guff later this month
    NuY 2 years ago
    SMTTTTTTTTT
    funkstar 2 years ago
    new SMT?
    NuY 2 years ago
    ATLUUUUUUS
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    Persona?
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    I like what I'm seeing, but with the higher price and Mario so far away I'm not convinced I need one straight away.
    NuY 2 years ago
    oh tasty dq x, i hope that gets a western release this time round
    west72 2 years ago
    I hope EA didn't send Pele over.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Fire Emblem Warriors, yes please.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    Martin: with team ninja involved?
    JamieR 2 years ago
    2. I guess they are pretending X never existed.
    Kami 2 years ago
    And here's a Fire EMblem by the looks of it
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    Monster Hunter!
    NuY 2 years ago
    called it even though i was one digit out :p
    DakeyrasUK 2 years ago
    ok that has me well sold
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Which one is this a sequel to?
    vyseofhr 2 years ago
    YES!
    Kami 2 years ago
    A new Xenoblade! Yes! Oh god yes.
    NuY 2 years ago
    ace are doing the music too, superb
    funkstar 2 years ago
    @up_the_ante it got worse when sonic kissed one
    Oridan 2 years ago
    Is this a xenothing?
    NuY 2 years ago
    xenoblade 3??
    JamieR 2 years ago
    Xenoblade I'm sold.
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    I always thought having the humans in Sonic Adventure(?) looked terrible
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    Oh. My. God.
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    New Xenoblade?
    Kami 2 years ago
    ... and now I am sold.
    MORZTAN 2 years ago
    xeno?!!!
    funkstar 2 years ago
    ooooh new monolithsoft game
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Looks great, shame it's a while away.
    DigitalScars 2 years ago
    Still no launch games then. Paperweight console at launch then?
    Kinta 2 years ago
    The graphics in the hub even look like from a Dreamcast. So many Sonic Adventure vibes...
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    Yes there is something wrong with putting mario is a real world environment - doesn't work
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    I have to say, that did impress me a hell of a lot.
    henriquecabral1 2 years ago
    Sonic Adventure Mario Style.
    megatronix 2 years ago
    SUPER MARIO LSD
    Oridan 2 years ago
    The mix of Mario and normally proportioned people unsettles me.
    west72 2 years ago
    I hope that hat doesn't talk.
    vyseofhr 2 years ago
    That looked really, really good.
    NuY 2 years ago
    eye see a new cap
    DakeyrasUK 2 years ago
    Dapper Bowser for the win!
    pleshy 2 years ago
    I've been dreaming of an open world Mario game since forever
    specialgamer 2 years ago
    Holy crap, that new Mario game looks boss.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY
    JamieR 2 years ago
    The Mario looks good though, more open world like 64 and Sunshine.
    Kami 2 years ago
    Pimp Bowser oh my god!
    NuY 2 years ago
    cameo from bob hoskins upcoming
    Kinta 2 years ago
    Mario stole the rolling from Leilani's Island! (an indie platformer in development)
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    K, where's Dennis Hopper because it looks like the worlds have merged.
    Kami 2 years ago
    That looks bloody gorgeous.
    NuY 2 years ago
    and did you notice the taxi number plate said dkong or something
    funkstar 2 years ago
    Martin isnt this just SUPER MARIO BROS the movie?
    NuY 2 years ago
    whyyyy is mario in new york
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    MAAARRRIIOOOOOO :)
    funkstar 2 years ago
    new donk city
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    They could of called it S2p2l2a2t2o2o2n2, then everyone would be happy
    NuY 2 years ago
    translator guy is really struggling XD
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    I hope there are a lot more launch games.
    DigitalScars 2 years ago
    Not that i'm interested in any of the games shown so far but none of them appear to be launch titles. Spring/Summer have been windows given.Would be nice if we could see what we can play at launch.
    vyseofhr 2 years ago
    Local multiplayer! Awesome!
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    Funny how Halo 2 also brought dual weilding...
    ytzulu 2 years ago
    2splat2furious?
    megatronix 2 years ago
    It's not their fault - They got to explain everything to stupid people.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    2platoon
    Technoishmatt 2 years ago
    Man, people working at nintendo are friggin awesome.
    rolands 2 years ago
    bear in mind this was put together for a largely Japanese audience..
    Kinta 2 years ago
    Hope they'll also show some great singleplayer games soon, as I rarely play online/coop.
    Stefarno 2 years ago
    Seriously, why didn't they start with Splatoon 2?
    NuY 2 years ago
    or even spla-two-on
    megatronix 2 years ago
    I did say, there's going t be loads of japanese people ;)
    west72 2 years ago
    Please tell me you can buy those weapons
    funkstar 2 years ago
    @Kami let me punch you with my extendable arms
    funkstar 2 years ago
    yeahhhhhh proper sequel not just remake
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    Translator just almost had a breakdown.
    Kami 2 years ago
    Missed the opportunity for "Spla-Two-n". Yes, I need to be punched.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    BUT IT WAS SO EASY TO CALL IT SPLA2OON
    drawfull 2 years ago
    OK, what the fuck
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Seams to me that textures are lower res than wii u
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Neat, dual wielding. They've missed a trick if they don't call it Spla2oon.
    JamieR 2 years ago
    I wonder how many Wii U games will end up been ported to the Switch to cover up the lack of games.
    west72 2 years ago
    Switchoon
    vyseofhr 2 years ago
    Splatoooon!!
    funkstar 2 years ago
    SPLATOOOOOOON
    NuY 2 years ago
    SPLATOON
    harryisme 2 years ago
    So far getting a Wii party gimmick vibe with the console.
    Beelzehbub 2 years ago
    People need to chill, they aren't going to blow their load in the first 20 mins ffs
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    Seems like it should be part of 1 2 Switch, not stand-alone.
    spliffhead 2 years ago
    Arms 2: Legs
    specialgamer 2 years ago
    Showing stuff that (might) appeal to the mass audience first. Makes sense. The gamery games will come soon.
    NuY 2 years ago
    they did say that you could play all games with the pro controller though, did they not?
    Kami 2 years ago
    Indeed, it looked pretty nice.
    UKRaver1980 2 years ago
    Spring man... how on earth did they come up with that name?
    SBandy 2 years ago
    Stop being miserable everyone, Switch offers everything!
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    This looks more like a tech demo than a fullly fledged title though.
    young_nell 2 years ago
    it reminds me of the original wii.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    So these super capable controllers, plus the emphasis on this doing everything every Nintendo system ever could do... Can we please have a good Virtual Console this time?
    drawfull 2 years ago
    @spliffhead no, I don't think so
    JamieR 2 years ago
    Nintendo didn't get the memo about motion controls been like so totally last gen, snap snap.
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    So if someone sells this game are they an Arms dealer?
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    2007 - people throw their wii controllers through their tv screens by mistake2017- people punch each other in the face with their joycons by mistake
    spliffhead 2 years ago
    Does everyone have turnups?
    drawfull 2 years ago
    ARMS looks cool
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    And people wonder why Japan has a domestic violence issue when beating up schoolgirls is an appropriate advertising topic.
    vyseofhr 2 years ago
    His trousers are nowhere near as awesome.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Should they really announce him as an arms producer??
    AmicableWalrus 2 years ago
    Surprising emphasis back on motion control
    funkstar 2 years ago
    @AoifeLockheart @wyp100 you're being quiet
    Mr_Git 2 years ago
    ARMS! Seriously though, every time it switches back to a serious looking businessman after that kind of footage I burst out laughing.
    specialgamer 2 years ago
    That Wii Boxing update looks brilliant. Same graphics guys as Splatoon by the looks of it and it looks fantastic!
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Well this looks insane.
    rolands 2 years ago
    that looks super frustrating...
    Kami 2 years ago
    That looks like fun, a bit Power Stone-y.
    ytzulu 2 years ago
    super dhalsim fighter?
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    Yeah, leak confirmed. fuck.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    1 2 Switch is from the leaked list! Small list but some great stuff on it.
    west72 2 years ago
    I think he got that outfit from his older brother to grow into.
    Stefarno 2 years ago
    All these different control methods seem like a jumbled mess.
    Kami 2 years ago
    That's an interesting concept.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    JS Joust is amazing
    Fudce 2 years ago
    Face to Face video games will never work. It would involve having friends, which is a giant hurdle for a lot.
    ewcrowe 2 years ago
    ha, afterparties
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    He has nicely turned ankles. Not something I normally notic on a man because they wear adult trousers.
    Technoishmatt 2 years ago
    I'll be honest - I am more interested in this than I was in the Wii U. And I don't think $300 is too much.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    dude knows what he's doing with those trousers
    NuY 2 years ago
    that is the best fitting pair of trousers ever
    specialgamer 2 years ago
    1, 2 Switch? Looks like a good casual gamer idea.
    Mr_Git 2 years ago
    I like his short trousers
    drawfull 2 years ago
    And his pants are a bit short
    MORZTAN 2 years ago
    @youngnell299 price tagno nipples
    spliffhead 2 years ago
    Warioware!
    drawfull 2 years ago
    Kouichi looks thrilled
    NuY 2 years ago
    wow rdr 2 has a lot of cool looking mini games
    JamieR 2 years ago
    I made a prediction that the Switch would sell better than the Wii U. Is it too late to take that back?
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    Shit, that Neogaf thread about launch titles has already been right.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Pack in title?
    Beelzehbub 2 years ago
    Hahahaha imagine having a joycon gun battle in the middle of the streetAmazing. What a way to settle arguments for who does the dishes
    young_nell 2 years ago
    just woke up. what have i missed?
    Kami 2 years ago
    Indeed, they're tiny but have a lot of... uhm... best not continue that train of thought abort abort!
    Fudce 2 years ago
    I wonder what the Joycon's powerlife is
    UKRaver1980 2 years ago
    This video is wierd...
    rolands 2 years ago
    OH SHIT RDR 2 !!!
    AmicableWalrus 2 years ago
    Wild Gunman 2?
    NuY 2 years ago
    ...maybe
    JamieR 2 years ago
    This is so cringe.
    NuY 2 years ago
    rdr2!!!
    AmicableWalrus 2 years ago
    Still, impressive what they've fit into those little things
    Fudce 2 years ago
    HD Rumble! And so close to the Rez Adapter's anniversary too
    Fahrenkite 2 years ago
    HD rumble, whaaat!
    FatSternKikwi 2 years ago
    What is going on???
    FatSternKikwi 2 years ago
    What is going on???
    funkstar 2 years ago
    H.D.RUMBLE
    AmicableWalrus 2 years ago
    Cup holding simulators find new life
    Kami 2 years ago
    HD Rumble?!
    NuY 2 years ago
    its suddenly cold in here
    phill6284 2 years ago
    launching 2018 the switch lite with a battery life the ordinal should of had
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Ok, that sensor is much more interesting than I thought it would be. As is the force feedback.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    my nips are paper hard now
    Mr_Git 2 years ago
    When your brain switches joycon for penis oh god
    specialgamer 2 years ago
    Free strap-on with every Switch.
    Kami 2 years ago
    My nips are rock hard right now.
    ewcrowe 2 years ago
    I'm releasing my joy all over the place!
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    I do love a good strap-on.
    dannymatthews 2 years ago
    I can't wait to release the tension in my shoulders
    AmicableWalrus 2 years ago
    Gotta have the wrist strapss
    west72 2 years ago
    Wii games virtual console confirmed
    ytzulu 2 years ago
    oh no
    UKRaver1980 2 years ago
    Doesn't look very natural to hold them sideways
    NuY 2 years ago
    fuck yeah, coloured joycons
    Fudce 2 years ago
    colours! now there's what we needed
    specialgamer 2 years ago
    Nice sofa.
    megatronix 2 years ago
    JOY-NIPPS
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    "You can insert the controller in to person sitting next to you in a two player game. Ubisoft are very interested."
    spliffhead 2 years ago
    Release the tension!
    megatronix 2 years ago
    JOT-NIPPS
    DigitalScars 2 years ago
    lol the fucking couch drop
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Are you shooting lasers with your nipples?
    west72 2 years ago
    This guy looks like Nick Nack from the that Bond film.
    AmicableWalrus 2 years ago
    Sharing the joy...
    Beelzehbub 2 years ago
    I don't see how the battery is that disappointing, you can't expect to play triple A games on something that can go handheld for ages. 2.5 hours is a half decent laptop charge when it's not pumping out a game
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Has he said "analog triggers", yet? Also "sharing the joy"??? Seriously?
    drawfull 2 years ago
    sharing the joy!
    NuY 2 years ago
    i suspect martin's own nipple are severely deflated at this time in a morning, especially after a curry
    Fudce 2 years ago
    And that's a gif waiting to happen
    Lince 2 years ago
    300 space age dollars, paid online and 2 hours battery, lol what is this, go home Nintendo you're drunk
    funkstar 2 years ago
    Martin Robinson, how do you feel that everyone has their nips well and truly covered?
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    This switch over joke is getting funnier each time they say it
    Kami 2 years ago
    I know, I mean who would ever charge extra for such an obviously necessary piece of a machine ahahaha oh now I'm sad.
    AmicableWalrus 2 years ago
    That looks tiny in his hands
    JamieR 2 years ago
    Pad looks too small.
    ytzulu 2 years ago
    WE NEED FAN SUBS.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    they specifically mentioned 'charge from battery packs'
    specialgamer 2 years ago
    8 Player Local Multiplayer! That is a great move.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Comparable to 3DS's 3-5 hour launch battery life.
    NuY 2 years ago
    battery lifes disappointing after they did ok with the 3dsxl
    funkstar 2 years ago
    touch confirmed
    Kami 2 years ago
    Adapter included!
    Fudce 2 years ago
    2 1/2 hrs?
    DigitalScars 2 years ago
    that's some shit battery life :(
    JamieR 2 years ago
    About the Brexit comment. Pound started to drop December 2015, way before the vote.
    megatronix 2 years ago
    50 buck difference, you;ll trade 2 or 3 ps4 games in
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    That kickstand will break in a week!
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    Can't lie, I'm disappointed at that price point, but hopefully paid online services may force N to actually provide a better system than friend codes.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    digitalscars: i'll tell you in a couple hours
    ewcrowe 2 years ago
    i imagine you'll be in love with this guys look, martin
    RobTheBuilder 2 years ago
    So touchscreen and rumble... woo
    Revdarian 2 years ago
    300$is too high for a handheld. the ps4/xb1 can be gotten cheaper for home consoles. This will struggle at first imho vs the possibility.
    NuY 2 years ago
    go handle!
    DigitalScars 2 years ago
    Wonder what we'll get scalped for it in the UK
    Fudce 2 years ago
    I'm split on the release date. Happy it's earlier. Sad it's that specific date, as I'm away that weekend!
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Satoru IWATA?
    funkstar 2 years ago
    no nipples on takahashi either :(
    DigitalScars 2 years ago
    No region lock is a plus.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Sooner than expected, higher price than hoped for. At least it's region free.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    no region locking! YAY AYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAYAYAYAYAAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY
    west72 2 years ago
    No region lock :)
    drawfull 2 years ago
    Region-Free is good
    RobTheBuilder 2 years ago
    No region locking. SOLD
    NuY 2 years ago
    oooh but region free, nice
    Kami 2 years ago
    No region lock?
    AmicableWalrus 2 years ago
    Payed online services...ugh...
    NuY 2 years ago
    paid online????
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    3rd March :)
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    So £300 at release.
    NuY 2 years ago
    i am watching this on my ps4 cos thats how i roll
    drawfull 2 years ago
    300usd is a bit
    west72 2 years ago
    Europe price...........ahhhhhhh
    NuY 2 years ago
    IT BEGINS
    specialgamer 2 years ago
    Start of March release! Nice!
    funkstar 2 years ago
    ooooh thats earlier than we thought
    Kami 2 years ago
    Godspeed, Mr Iwata! Please understand, we still miss you...
    Fudce 2 years ago
    hype... Hype... HYPE!!! ...corporate.What is this, a sony conference?
    funkstar 2 years ago
    no nipples on kimishima
    phill6284 2 years ago
    my wife is has been waiting for about 2 hrs to go into theatre for a ceasarian is it wrong I now want it to be delayed by another 30/40 mins
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    I bowed back
    Kami 2 years ago
    Switch Remix
    megatronix 2 years ago
    NINTenDO BITCH1!
    Fudce 2 years ago
    I see what they did there with the countdown!
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    Please be good. Please.
    RobTheBuilder 2 years ago
    Well at least they are putting some effort in for once!
    ytzulu 2 years ago
    fakin ell'
    west72 2 years ago
    Please don't f this up Nintendo
    FuzzyZealot 2 years ago
    Well, that's all the energy sucked out of the room already, GJ Ninty.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    hnngh
    Fudce 2 years ago
    It's Happening! (.gif?)
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Is there going to be... LOADS OF JAPANESE PEOPLE? ;)
    _TheDarkSide_ 2 years ago
    @frazzlHow I envy you. Daylight hours AND your weekend's just begun.I think I'm starting to hallucinate. :lol:
    funkstar 2 years ago
    martin are you keeping score this time?
    Kami 2 years ago
    IT'S HAPPENING!
    callumforsyth 2 years ago
    confused/excited at 4am, the only way to be
    Kami 2 years ago
    Okay, so what are the odds this event has a technical hiccup or two?
    Kami 2 years ago
    Is it? Oh god...
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    First live event since 2012??What could possiblie go wrong?
    funkstar 2 years ago
    eg should have geoblocked any non-euro timezones :D
    _TheDarkSide_ 2 years ago
    @funkstarHaha!I was referring to the staff, mate... No staying power. :-)
    pleshy 2 years ago
    DARK SOULS SWITCH CONFIRMED!
    Isaacsmom 2 years ago
    It's 8pm where I live, but respect to you early risers :)
    funkstar 2 years ago
    wesley's also in the chat :D
    Kami 2 years ago
    The treehouse streams don't count?
    ProTw33ks 2 years ago
    Bring it on Nintendo.. This better be good, cause I want sleep.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    no visible nipples on the dj, disappointing
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Well this already seems bizarre.
    wyp100 2 years ago
    This music and these lasers remind me of a night in Fabric that ended up with me lying on some grass staring at clouds for a couple of hours
    funkstar 2 years ago
    @_TheDarkSide_hey, im in for the long haul too!
    west72 2 years ago
    @funkstar and only 2 hours and 1 minute till they sell out.
    Kami 2 years ago
    Leisure Suit Link
    pleshy 2 years ago
    @brigadier I'm glad it's working well :)
    funkstar 2 years ago
    @ytzulu nope, on dispatch
    _TheDarkSide_ 2 years ago
    @frazzlWhat time is it where you live, mate? It's an ungodly hour in blighty and I haven't been to sleep yet.... Not like these bloomin' EG lightweights. ;-)
    funkstar 2 years ago
    Martin! got your nipple goggles on?
    ytzulu 2 years ago
    do amazon take payment right now if you pre-order?
    megatronix 2 years ago
    LEISURES OF ZELDA ;)
    up_the_ante 2 years ago
    This has about as much atmosphere as the last nightclub I was in
    brigadier 2 years ago
    Connections pretty solid for mobile quality. I did abandon my apartment, however and drove to Starbucks. Can barely eat my overpriced muffin I'm that excited.
    specialgamer 2 years ago
    Keep expecting Ravi Drums to make an appearance.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    only 2 hours til preorders open at amazon :)
    Kami 2 years ago
    I'd also play that.
    west72 2 years ago
    Last time i was up at 4am and there was this sort of music playing, i lost 2 days.
    megatronix 2 years ago
    SUPER MARIO STRIPPER PARTY
    funkstar 2 years ago
    just sneaking in the comments with us commoners
    pleshy 2 years ago
    @brigadier How's it working on that mobile connection so far?
    Kami 2 years ago
    Aoife is here! Hooray!
    megatronix 2 years ago
    This party just needs strippers
    funkstar 2 years ago
    its @AoifeLockhart! :D
    Kami 2 years ago
    Though I'd have thought Mario was more into the Shrooms.
    AoifeLockhart 2 years ago
    The lasers are too much for my 4am brain to handle.
    pleshy 2 years ago
    Don't look at the screen - IT'S A TRAP!
    Kami 2 years ago
    I'd play that.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    i feel like this is the rez level that didnt make it
    west72 2 years ago
    Bugger i can't find my glow sticks.
    DakeyrasUK 2 years ago
    Oooh, if only I could be drinking... would have a white russian again!Unfortunately work beckons as the snow has let me down...
    megatronix 2 years ago
    SUPER MARIO LSD
    _TheDarkSide_ 2 years ago
    @frazzlSomething that blows us away like SM64 did, back in the day.
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    Morning. *yawn*
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Martin, HOT CHOCOLATE will keep you energized more than coffee.
    Fudce 2 years ago
    Seizures? Perfect way to celebrate a new pokemon game?
    AoifeLockhart 2 years ago
    Where's my coffee Martin?
    Kami 2 years ago
    Trippy hypno-eyes
    DakeyrasUK 2 years ago
    Morning Martin and the rest of you all! Nintendo, release this in March with Zelda and a new Mario in the first few months with another highly anticipated game before xmas and I'm day 1!
    pleshy 2 years ago
    The beginning of the event has been designed this way in order to wake everybody up and possibly cause a few seizures. Duh...
    funkstar 2 years ago
    @megatronix i figured we were all on the garys this time of night
    megatronix 2 years ago
    HOUSE MUSIC - EVERYONE DROPS A PILL
    funkstar 2 years ago
    Hey Martin, i expect top performance on the nipplewatch this morning
    Kami 2 years ago
    Yay, Martin is back! Now Reggie just needs to rock some nipple tassles...
    megatronix 2 years ago
    GOOD MORNING DAVE ;)
    pleshy 2 years ago
    Martin is awake, sort of... Welcome, Martin!
    pleshy 2 years ago
    @frazzl That's pretty much been confirmed; we would probably see it now.
    brigadier 2 years ago
    Watching this on Mobile quality is going to be great fun.
    pleshy 2 years ago
    On the upper left side of the screen it says "Offline", on the right - "Live"... Just Twitch things
    Kami 2 years ago
    Odds on Zelda Souls?
    Kami 2 years ago
    Red wireframe - Virtual Boy ports confirmed? (I'm kidding... sort of)
    pleshy 2 years ago
    Let's face it - we're all waiting for a Souls game on Switch, even a port would do :D
    Kami 2 years ago
    Oooooooh, shiny!
    Fahrenkite 2 years ago
    @SpaceMonkey77. YESSSS!!!! What I wouldn't give for a Tetris Attack HD or even Puzzle League.
    pleshy 2 years ago
    @Kami I used to get a ton of codes from friends and family that didn't need them. The last thing I got was the "Ending and Credits" soundtrack they released to 'celebrate' the ending of the program - very sentimental stuff
    Kami 2 years ago
    Monster Hunter on a good screen. Dear god Monster Hunter on a decent screen...
    pleshy 2 years ago
    YES! That's the one - Squid Kid ad
    Kami 2 years ago
    I probably did ages ago. I used up a lot of stars back in the day. The Stars system sucked, but oh the goodies...
    funkstar 2 years ago
    you're a kid now you're a squid now
    pleshy 2 years ago
    @Kami Did you get it off of Nintendo's loyalty program? I've got fun stuff from there as well.
    megatronix 2 years ago
    I have Princess Peach Pants
    pleshy 2 years ago
    Well, I can't paste that link properly so that's that...
    Kami 2 years ago
    I have my Wolf Link blanket. Yes, I have one of those. Got it out of the cupboard for this especially!
    funkstar 2 years ago
    he is the official adjudicator of nipplewatch
    funkstar 2 years ago
    someone go wake him up
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Martin will oversleep XD
    funkstar 2 years ago
    SPLAT SPLAT
    pleshy 2 years ago
    I HEARD SPLATOON SOUNDS!
    megatronix 2 years ago
    https://youtu.be/pFlcqWQVVuUJust to wake you up a bit :D
    pleshy 2 years ago
    Is that the music from the reveal video?
    Kami 2 years ago
    This is just the teaser audio without the visuals. Uh-huh, yay yay and all that.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    muzak
    megatronix 2 years ago
    I wake up 10pm because my feet smell.
    Kami 2 years ago
    Morning @SpaceMonkey77 - I didn't go to bed. Mostly because it's warm in this chair. Turns out local council "accidentally" cut my heater circuit last year refurbing my bathroom.
    megatronix 2 years ago
    SUPER METROID HD
    ektoraskalderis 2 years ago
    wOOt...18 million ppl on Twich. Scary!!!
    megatronix 2 years ago
    EH, just looking at those vids: LEGEND OF GAIA HDTERRANIGMA HD
    megatronix 2 years ago
    acid*
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Plok is clearly an aid trip.
    Kami 2 years ago
    Plok! for Smash Switch! Come on Nintendo... it was a SNES exclusive! It was bloody sold with SNES consoles for a time!
    pleshy 2 years ago
    Completely lost track of that chess game; sorry about that; you win anyways
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Yeah man, what a game.
    Kami 2 years ago
    That opening tune gets me every... single... bloody... time.
    Kami 2 years ago
    I loved it. So creative and silly. I still want Plok! for Smash Bros...
    megatronix 2 years ago
    That game was so good, and difficult as hell!
    megatronix 2 years ago
    PLOK HD!!!!!
    Fahrenkite 2 years ago
    You can do it! Or not... what do I care? It's 11:12AM where I am! Hah! (But then I have to breathe pure pollution so maybe it all evens out, eh?)
    murdo 2 years ago
    Maybe f5?
    _TheDarkSide_ 2 years ago
    All minutes now, chaps. :-)I'm falling at the final hurdle. :-(Coffee failing.Eyelids heavy.
    Kami 2 years ago
    And yes that does show my age, don't point it out.
    Kami 2 years ago
    It'll never happen but I do want Plok! HD...
    pleshy 2 years ago
    bishop c5
    murdo 2 years ago
    e5
    Revdarian 2 years ago
    testing how long until it starts
    murdo 2 years ago
    Any reason Nintendo chose friday the 13? Maybe the game Friday the 13th is coming to Switch?
    pleshy 2 years ago
    So I just got Winston's Minesweeper achievement, which also completes all achievements for Tanks; I am happy for now
    pleshy 2 years ago
    d5
    murdo 2 years ago
    d4
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Half Life 3 news: it's not in developement
    pleshy 2 years ago
    c6
    murdo 2 years ago
    Chess? e4.
    megatronix 2 years ago
    "blue ruin" well hope its not prophetic XD
    funkstar 2 years ago
    right, gonna watch blue ruin, that should take me right up to the start of the presentation
    pleshy 2 years ago
    @funkstar Maybe
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Hope that the wait will be worth it
    funkstar 2 years ago
    @pleshy you're just upset because you weren't invited :)
    Ryze 2 years ago
    Bedtime!
    pleshy 2 years ago
    Okay, let's all agree to pester Martin for bailing on us and going to bed at this alleged sleepover of his when he wakes up.
    pleshy 2 years ago
    @megatronix I haven't played Quake since forever, and I'd like to hold onto the feeling I'm still good at it. Which I am, obviously.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    #nipponnipplewatch, 2 and a half hours
    brigadier 2 years ago
    To be fair, the presentation is going to be borderline impossible with my connection.
    megatronix 2 years ago
    I'd be up for quake ;)
    pleshy 2 years ago
    Anyone up for some Overwatch on PC?
    megatronix 2 years ago
    So China has time?! WOW ;)
    pleshy 2 years ago
    Oh, great - the Chinese have it better as well... Why are we sandwiched in the wrong time zone?
    SBandy 2 years ago
    Power through! Whatever it takes!
    brigadier 2 years ago
    Just woken up. 9:16am here in China.
    pleshy 2 years ago
    I believe you; I've tried to do it in the past and failed miserably.
    SBandy 2 years ago
    Seriously, I just don't trust myself to wake at such a ridiculous hour. Only time I have been awake at 4am is cause I never went to bed!
    pleshy 2 years ago
    I was just thinking of going to bed and setting an alarm and then I read your post.
    SBandy 2 years ago
    No alarm could wake me at 4am so I am powering through. Kicking arse, and getting my arse kicked, on Street Fighter 5 online for the next few hours will get me through. Can't wait!
    funkstar 2 years ago
    @Jac seems appropriate to listen to ring of fire right now, doesn't it?
    pleshy 2 years ago
    damn it, Toonster, I hate you with a passion, alright?
    Jac 2 years ago
    "It might have been too much for Bratt, though, who ate what he thought was a green bean but in fact was a chilli. "I know this pain only too well. I shovelled in a fork full of them once at a wedding reception.Enjoy the ring sting!
    Toonster 2 years ago
    Greetings from California! Will be watching the presentation at the convenient time of 8PM. Suck it, Greenwich!(Drink coffee, everyone)
    vert1go 2 years ago
    See you all in the morning, after I've enjoyed it in HD on my own terms on my TV. WITH BACON.
    ektoraskalderis 2 years ago
    hey!!!
    Kami 2 years ago
    Evening all!
    ektoraskalderis 2 years ago
    Trying to keep my eyes open......more coffee
    masteratt 2 years ago
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    vert1go 2 years ago
    You are feeling sleepy. You are feeling verrrryyyy sleeeepppyyyyy... Your eyelids are heavy just reading this... You want to close your eyes... Close your eyes...
    funkstar 2 years ago
    nipples nipples nipples nipples
    vert1go 2 years ago
    Close your eyes. Go on. Think about drifting... off... to sleep... Go on... Do it... Just rest your eyes for a moment...
    vert1go 2 years ago
    Mario Kart 8 is far too old for Bratt to get along with.
    rep- 2 years ago
    I wonder how nipplewatch will span out tonight. The Pro reveal was quite disappointing.
    rep- 2 years ago
    Decisions decisions.Do I get up?
    randomhkkid 2 years ago
    I just so happen to have a lab report due in tomorrow so two birds one stone :p
    vert1go 2 years ago
    DON'T think about sleep. Lovely sleep. THe kind of sleep you'd like to get, right now. Lying in bed... Ah... ZZZ... ZZZ...
    megatronix 2 years ago
    I might work on pasta dough. Should occupy me for just enough time.
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Well, 5h to go!
    megatronix 2 years ago
    I'm sure they have princes peach duvets ;)
    _TheDarkSide_ 2 years ago
    A Nintendo themed sleepover, Martin? And you don't know what to do for 5hrs?Booze is good at times like this. :D
    megatronix 2 years ago
    We could play *Euro Game* ;)
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Also, I am able to be up for 48h, although after first 18 I become bit numb.
    vert1go 2 years ago
    Morning is going to be fun. I'll get to watch HD streams while eating bacon. Mmm.
    megatronix 2 years ago
    We could play some chess?!
    _TheDarkSide_ 2 years ago
    @SammooreDon't do it, mate. Don't get up at 4am, it'd be silly.Seriously!... Get up at 3am, instead. It'll give you time to chug coffee and smoke energising ciggies, to alert yourself before the big event. ;-)
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Will tell you more exciting stories about how i have woken up ;)
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Will be back 4am? 5am my time ! X/
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Just wake up 30 mins ago
    megatronix 2 years ago
    Hello Martin!
    Jimez 2 years ago
    I'm not feeling the Switch, not got the hype i normally get with console presentations. I'll most likely hold off from the Switch purchasing until mid/late 2017. That's if i decide to get one at all.
    vert1go 2 years ago
    Hell with getting up at 4am. You'll be able to watch it in lovely HD with no buffering by the time you get up.
    vert1go 2 years ago
    Knack 2 exclusive... COME ON NINTENDO YOU CAN DO IT! etc
    faizi1997 2 years ago
    I hope there's at least one SKU that's 200$. Because I can't see it selling like the PS4 at 250$.
    Sammoore 2 years ago
    somebody please talk me out of getting up at 4am
    ProTw33ks 2 years ago
    @mkreku In theory you are right. It's basically an Nvidia Shield which is £190 right now. I think the rumoured £200/$250 price is accurate. Digital Foundry outlined a month back that Switch is likely a heavily weakened version of the Shield with a screen on it, so like you said this can't cost too much.
    masteratt 2 years ago
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    Nemesis 2 years ago
    What a time to be alive!
    Kinta 2 years ago
    Who else will be staying up all night staring intensely at the screen without blinking once just to be absolutely sure not to miss a frame of the Switch presentation?
    Dan234 2 years ago
    @PSfourskin Exactly, you would think Nintendo would suspend international time zones for the evening just to be fair to everyone!9am Japan time = 4pm LA time = 7pm NY time = midnight GMT.It could have been done, but obviously Nintendo hate Europe so they planned accordingly.I'll probably push the boat out and wake up a quarter of an hour earlier than usual to read the article and skim the comments.
    Miyamotosan 2 years ago
    Right, watching Sherlock then going to bed. See you on the other side.
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    Amazon already has 89 customer reviews..
    Bludsh0t 2 years ago
    Spoiler! It's underpowered AF
    bagwag82 2 years ago
    All aboard the Hype Train
    vert1go 2 years ago
    Only seven... more hours... and forty... minutes...#NintendoSammich #Nipplewatch2017
    Jac 2 years ago
    @Mr.Spo Certainly hope so. Pretty weird for them to use such a ridiculous price on a page they've paid for to come up as top result on google when you search for Switch.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    @Jac place-holder information. Game-seek took a guess at £199 a few months ago. Personally expecting £250 but hoping it'll be £220 or £230, based on a probable Japanese price tag of ¥25000 (£177, plus 20% VAT puts us above £200).
    Jac 2 years ago
    I'm also hoping Tesco have no idea WTF is going on.£499 and releases 31/07/2017!?http://www.tesco.com/direct/nintendo-switch/584-2011.prd?skuId=584-2011&pageLevel=sku
    Jac 2 years ago
    The battery life is the info I most want to know. I'm also hoping you can charge it with a cable so I can get bed sores without having to suffer the inconvenience of moving.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    @Miyamotosan They have a product page up, informing people that pre-orders start tomorrow at 7am. One per customer.
    Miyamotosan 2 years ago
    @Mr.Spo , Thanks for the heads-up (if accurate).
    funkstar 2 years ago
    @_TheDarkSide_ . haha, its something we did watching the e3 presentations, nipplewatch. Martin will remember! Unfortunately its just the guys on the stream, not eg users :D
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    Amazon pre-orders open at 7am, apparently.
    goatwack 2 years ago
    This is a ruse by Nintendo.The world will watch in awe as they unfurl a Donkey Kong Game & Watch
    _TheDarkSide_ 2 years ago
    @funkstarPointiest nips?My money's on @Vert1go. He's a big Nintendo fan. :lol:
    _TheDarkSide_ 2 years ago
    @geordiekWhat you need to do is, go out on the lash, then enjoy a 'post-lash' switch reveal... If you're back home in time.
    funkstar 2 years ago
    so, who are we expecting to have the pointest nips then?
    geordiek 2 years ago
    Even though I'm off work tomorrow, I'm out on the lash tonight and will not be getting up at 4amWill certainly be watching it with a hangover, at some point tomorrow.
    Miyamotosan 2 years ago
    @Toaster05 , I was in the exact same situation with GAME re Mario Maker. Still can't believe how shambolic that was or that they didn't offer any sort of compensation. Haven't used them since and I'd advise others to avoid them as well.
    system11 2 years ago
    Fucks given about Europe: 0, as usual.
    Toaster05 2 years ago
    I wouldn't trust GAME with my credit card details ever again. I was one of the poor sods they charged £50 X 8 for Mario Maker. They are the clown college of retailer's
    darrenb 2 years ago
    grandiajet 2 years ago
    Can't wait to see what's coming :) I want to know when we can pre-order.
    thevictorhugo1992 2 years ago
    Soon...
    Miyamotosan 2 years ago
    Getting up at 3:45 to watch this, even though I know the price will be £249.99, it comes out on the 19th of March, the first party launch games are Mario Kart 8 DX, Splatwoon and Breath of the Wild.
    _TheDarkSide_ 2 years ago
    So I can buy one NOW?The spammer says so. She's, "Using it now, It's awesome".... Apparently.It's like Monty Pythons fecking Spamalot!!
    Eppo 2 years ago
    Thursday 8pm Pacific Time is Friday 5am Central European Time
    paulboreham 2 years ago
    @pinktothelast Just taking a chance with Game and pre-ordered, but will probably go with Amazon tomorrow.
    BumpkinRich 2 years ago
    Tesco are also offering pre-orders for £499 but they will take the money immediately and refund any difference.
    PinktotheLast 2 years ago
    @paulboreham so far they both just pinged my credit card for £1 to check it is a real account. At least I hope that is all they are doing?!
    paulboreham 2 years ago
    @pinktothelast ah yea, just checked out Games. Not sure I'm comfortable with them possibly authorising £999 off my account!
    PinktotheLast 2 years ago
    @paulboreham I'm not sure how I'm going to work out which one is the most likely to succeed before launch day though...
    PinktotheLast 2 years ago
    @paulboreham Shopto and Game.co.uk are taking preorders. They both quote a price of £999.99. I'm just hoping they move me onto the real price when its official!! I'll probably put one down with amazon when they accept them.
    paulboreham 2 years ago
    @pinktothelast - where from??
    Elderlygoose 2 years ago
    Well, I for one look forward to waking up to the news that LauraKBuzz was right.
    PinktotheLast 2 years ago
    @paulborehamme too! I have two preorders for it already, and I'm not sure why?!
    PSfourskin 2 years ago
    @Vert1go Exactly, you would think Nintendo would suspend international time zones for the evening just to be fair to everyone!
    Roamer 2 years ago
    Ah, okay. Cheers :)
    vert1go 2 years ago
    See you in the morning, Nintendo. Try catering to a worldwide audience (cough*TreehouseWILL*cough*) next time.
    PSfourskin 2 years ago
    Masterbater forever !!!
    ektoraskalderis 2 years ago
    The end is coming......PANIC!!!!!!
    benjamintuck 2 years ago
    @Roamer It's 4am GMT tomorrow morning (13th)
    Roamer 2 years ago
    So.... Is it starting now, or...?
    paulboreham 2 years ago
    My hype for this has come out of nowhere over the last few weeks and I cant wait now!
    Yautja_Warrior 2 years ago
    As much as I'd love to see it live, I have work so no chance in hell I'm getting up at 4am, will have to catch up later.I will predict a price of £249.99 stand alone or a £299.99 bundle with Splatoon or Mario Kart, seems a safe bet, although I really would love that new 3D Mario game to be ready for launch.
    CupOfTeaForMe 2 years ago
    I'm struggling to get excited about the Switch. I'm really hoping Nintendo comes good with this.My Wii U has only been turned on the last year because of Xenoblade Chronicles X, bring that to the Switch and I'm half-way sold. If Zelda isn't a launch title though, forget it.
    Sheikah 2 years ago
    Switch needs robust online and party chat, and an easy way to form parties for playing online with friends. Organising games in past Nintendo consoles has been painful.
    Cheeky-Girl-Gamer 2 years ago
    System cost and third party support will make or break this system, lets see if Nintendo has finally learned.
    PSfourskin 2 years ago
    Thinking about having an early one and getting up super early in the morning and just injecting my super strong aeropress coffee into my tired mouth!
    BumpkinRich 2 years ago
    @Teil Been thinking the same thing. In fact I'm so paranoid I probably won't be able to sleep.
    Tiel 2 years ago
    I can't stay up for this, but I wonder if Amazon will be taking pre-orders immediately. If so I need to get one in as I've a feeling this will be in short supply in the months after release.
    PowerJC 2 years ago
    @jessicabaker wow the switch is even better than I expected if it pays me for playing.It will pay for itself in the first week if I get £350 for playing.
    FrostedSloth 2 years ago
    What about if the 'Switch' refers to the fact that what they showed last year is in fact nothing like the finished product, and it's really called the Wii U 2?
    _TheDarkSide_ 2 years ago
    @FrostedSlothCoffee, mate! Gallons of coffee. :-)
    Teapot 2 years ago
    I'm mad enough to get up early. I'll see you sensible lot tomorrow morning so you can marvel at my sleep deprivation!
    SupremeAC 2 years ago
    My body will not be ready. But I'll do my best to convince it to get out of bed early nontheless.
    RawShark 2 years ago
    I'll do you one better and see you at Noon. After my ablutions.
    Some_Goats 2 years ago
    Setting my alarm 30 mins early to watch the highlights in bed.
    Mr.Spo 2 years ago
    I'm working from home this week so can justify the early start. I'll throw in a software related prediction: Super Mario Switch and Mario Kart Switch will both feature "switching" in gameplay, with Kart giving you the option to 'switch' between two different items during races, and 3D Mario featuring 'switching' hats to transform and 'switch' abiliti as a major mechanic (moreso than the usual hat/power-up dynamic in Mario).Hoping for a ¥25000 price-tag that translates to £230 at most over here
    deez 2 years ago
    13 hour build up begins!
    abigsmurf 2 years ago
    The big question: Stayup and sleep after, Wakeup Early or just go without sleep?
    FrostedSloth 2 years ago
    As much as I want to arise at 4AM to watch this, it would physically destroy me for work tomorrow. Dunno how you guys are gonna do it.