Nintendo hosts a special Switch-themed Treehouse event after announcing the upcoming console’s price and release date. Watch along here and learn more about the launch titles.
When Nintendo planned two back-to-back Switch events for early January, many gamers assumed the first event would be very short and only consist of hardware details, price, and a release date. The assumption was that Nintendo would save all of the software goodies for today’s Treehouse event, but clearly that wasn’t the case. The company announced a handful of exciting new games for the Nintendo Switch, including Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2, in addition to lots of information about the hardware. That said, there is still a Treehouse Event happening this morning that is sure to bring even more news.
The Treehouse event will likely give a closer look at some of the games revealed Thursday night, but may also include some additional announcements. At this point, the Switch launch day titles are kind of slim pickings with both Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey arriving months after launch (optimistically). It may seem dangerous for Nintendo to launch a console without a companion Mario title, but Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be there on March 3 to help motivate consumers to pick up the new hardware.
The Switch-themed Nintendo Treehouse event kicks off at 9:30 AM ET and players can watch along right here to learn more about the games that will be arriving on Nintendo’s new console in 2017…
Gamers will be able to pick on the Nintendo Switch on March 3 for $299 if they are lucky enough to find one. If Nintendo’s previous console launches are any indication, it seems very likely that fans can expect this hardware to be in short supply for the first few months. Some retailers have opened pre-order sales, so locking in a purchase now may be the best path to playing Breath of the Wild on the Switch launch day.
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Nintendo Switch releases on March 3, 2017 for $299.