Nintendo Switch Event Scheduled for Friday, January 13

Nintendo Switch Event Scheduled for Friday, January 13

Nintendo has locked down the date and time for its full reveal of the Nintendo Switch.

There has been a ton of speculation surrounding Nintendo's newest console, the Nintendo Switch. We've heard that it's less powerful than a PS4, that it will have Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as a launch title (after hearing that it won't), and even that the GPU and CPU speeds might not be what we expect. But all the speculations and rumors will be put to rest soon, as Nintendo has finally announced a date and time for its official Switch reveal broadcast.

Over on its official Twitter account, the company made it known that we'll get an in-depth look at the Switch and its games on Friday, January 13 at 9:30 AM ET in a Treehouse Live broadcast.

You'll be able to tune in on either Nintendo's YouTube Channel or Nintendo's Twitch Channel to watch all the information be revealed. Of course, we'll bring you the news as well.

This is the event that we've been waiting for since late October, and hopefully it will answer a lot of the questions still floating around about Nintendo's newest console, like how much the thing will cost. It will hopefully also nail down which third party games we can expect to see on the Switch at launch.

We'll find out for sure next week.

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I really hope it's AT LEAST as powerful as the current gen, or it's DOA for basically every damn 3rd Party out there.

I mean, why waste time porting a shitty version of your game to a console?

I think it's kind of sad that Nintendo has too much money so they can afford to fuck up things over and over again.

Having a gun to your head may not be nice, but it does motivate.

Tanis:
I really hope it's AT LEAST as powerful as the current gen, or it's DOA for basically every damn 3rd Party out there.

I mean, why waste time porting a shitty version of your game to a console?

I think it's kind of sad that Nintendo has too much money so they can afford to fuck up things over and over again.

Having a gun to your head may not be nice, but it does motivate.

Maybe they'll float on 3DS ports provided developers work around the lack of a second screen.

Side note: Damn picture viewer, leave my left and right arrow keys alone!

@-Dragmire-:
It wouldn't be THAT hard, I mean...DS on PC doesn't have two actual screens.

I doubt it would be THAT hard to split the screen, like an older MP games, while using one of the sticks as the touch party.

I see the Switch's controls, and keep asking "Did they design that thing for a toddler?" And by the way, what could they possibly tell us that hasn't been "leaked" already? Additional, really, Friday the 13th? Doesn't Japan have some weird phobia about that number?

008Zulu:
I see the Switch's controls, and keep asking "Did they design that thing for a toddler?"

I see every Nintendo controller ever and keep asking "Did they design that thing for a toddler?"
I honestly like Switch's controller the most out of all Nintendo consoles.

mysecondlife:
I honestly like Switch's controller the most out of all Nintendo consoles.

I have pretty big hands, so I hope the stand alone controller they are releasing is adult sized.

008Zulu:

mysecondlife:
I honestly like Switch's controller the most out of all Nintendo consoles.

I have pretty big hands, so I hope the stand alone controller they are releasing is adult sized.

I'd imagine it'd be like holding a slightly larger PS Vita.

008Zulu:
I see the Switch's controls, and keep asking "Did they design that thing for a toddler?" And by the way, what could they possibly tell us that hasn't been "leaked" already? Additional, really, Friday the 13th? Doesn't Japan have some weird phobia about that number?

Atleast partially, yeah, probably. The Wii U gamepad was definatly made knowing young kids would use it...and drop it...alot. Nintendo should teach Apple how to make things to last.

And -we- have issues with 13. They dont like 4.

Tanis:
I really hope it's AT LEAST as powerful as the current gen, or it's DOA for basically every damn 3rd Party out there.

I mean, why waste time porting a shitty version of your game to a console?

I think it's kind of sad that Nintendo has too much money so they can afford to fuck up things over and over again.

Having a gun to your head may not be nice, but it does motivate.

It won't be, it can't be. Not with the mobile functionality.

Good times. I am fully preparing for the message board posts from people who will whinge about how terrible it is for all eternity but yet still claim they were never interested in it. This is what I call the "Tsundere Effect."

008Zulu:
I see the Switch's controls, and keep asking "Did they design that thing for a toddler?" And by the way, what could they possibly tell us that hasn't been "leaked" already? Additional, really, Friday the 13th? Doesn't Japan have some weird phobia about that number?

From what I've heard japanese mainly fear the numbers 4 and 7, pronounced shi and shichi. Shi also means death. I don't know the origin of those pronounciations but the numbers also have alternate ones, yon and nana that are used when talking bigger numbers.

As for the controller it looks like it would probably take a little getting used to. Especially when using one of the parts as a local multiplayer controller. I'm intrigued about the dual controller aspect though.

 

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