Switch is now out and in the open, with loads of new information trickling in. Last night, gamers learned the new system will launch on March 3, 2017 and for the price of $299.99. Additional announcements have since been made and we have the rest of that information for you here.
Some additional news and notes worth reporting is that all Nintendo online subscribers will receive a free NES/SNES game download each month. The company is not saying how much the service will cost just yet. It is fair to assume until the service becomes a paid one, it’ll exist as a free trial. The free game program is similar to the programs Microsoft and Sony run, which also provide free games monthly.
As far as how much Nintendo Switch games will cost, they’re sticking to what is normal nowadays. Games like Arms, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be available for $60. Separately, the new IP 1, 2 Switch will only run folks $50.
Nintendo Switch will launch with a 32GB internal storage capacity. Gamers will be able to upgrade it through external devices such as microSDXC cards. This is a far cry from the standard storages we see in the base PS4 and Xbox One models, which have 500GB of storage.
Yesterday, Nintendo confirmed the Switch’s Pro controller will not be included when people purchase a console. If you wish to purchase a Pro controller for your Switch, you will have to cough up $70. Comparatively, looking at a store like Target, you can buy a DualShock 4 for $47.99 right now. That said, its standard price is $60. Xbox One controllers can be bought for $60 as well.
Looking at the Joy Con controllers for the Switch, a set of two (a left and a right stick) will run you $80. If you want to pick one up separately, a single Joy Con controller will cost $50. The Joy Con charging grip will cost $30, while the Joy Con wheel checks in at $15. Finally, the Nintendo Switch dock set will come in at $90.
You are probably looking for a complete list of games that are coming to Nintendo Switch. So without further adieu on my part, the confirmed Switch games are as follows:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (March 3rd)
- 1-2-Switch (March 3rd)
- Just Dance 2017 (March 3rd)
- Skylanders Imaginators (March 3rd)
- Super Bomberman R (March 3rd)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28)
- ARMS (Spring 2017)
- Splatoon 2 (Summer 2017)
- Fire Emblem Warriors (late 2017)
- Pokémon Stars (late 2017)
- Super Mario Odyssey (late 2017)
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (TBC)
- I Am Setsuna (March 2017)
- Has Been Heroes (March 2017)
- Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! (March 2017)
- Rime (May 2017)
- Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (Spring 2017)
- LEGO City Undercover (Spring 2017)
- Puyo Puyo Tetris (Spring 2017)
- Redout (TBC)
- Sonic Mania (Spring 2017)
- Elder Scrolls V Skyrim (late 2017)
- NBA 2K18 (September 2017)
- Project Sonic 2017 (late 2017)
- Shovel Knight (2017)
- Arcade Archives by Hamster (TBC)
- Constructor (TBC)
- Dragon Quest XI (TBC)
- Cube Life: Island Survival (TBC)
- Dragon Quest X (TBC)
- Disgaea 5 Complete (TBC)
- Dragon Quest Heroes I and II (TBC)
- Dragonball Xenoverse 2 (TBC)
- EA Sports FIFA (TBC)
- Farming Simulator (TBC)
- Fast RMX (TBC)
- Minecraft: Story Mode – The Compete Adventure (TBC)
- Rayman Legends: Definite Edition (TBC)
- Seasons of Heaven (TBC)
- New Shin Megami Tensei (TBC, Western release unknown)
- Stardew Valley (TBC)
- Steep (TBC)
- Syberia 3 (TBC)
- Project Octopath Traveller by Square Enix (TBC)
- Taiko Drum Master (TBC)
- New Travis Touchdown game by Suda 51 and Grasshopper (TBC)
- New ‘Tales of’ RPG (TBC)
- Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (TBC)
TBC means to be confirmed, as in the release date of the game. These are confirmed games coming to Switch eventually.
Switch is receiving bundles for pre-order over on GameStop’s website. The Starter Bundle for Switch includes the basic console setup, plus The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1, 2 Switch and Has Been Heroes. This will cost $437.99. If you want more, there’s the Comprehensive Bundle which includes everything from the Starter Bundle, plus Redout and Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth. This bundle will end up running you $509.99.
Finally, the top-shelf bundle, as it were, is the Ultimate Bundle. This includes everything from the Comprehensive Bundle, plus Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Just Dance 2017. You should know, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will not be available until April 28, 2017, nearly two months after Switch launches. This will remove $637.99 from you wallet. Both the Starter Bundle and Comprehensive Bundle have an option with gray Joy Con controllers, and separate option with neon red and neon blue controllers.
If you want to pick up The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you have a few options. The standard $60 edition is of course available. Then there is the Special Edition for $100 and the Master Edition for $130. Details for the last two editions can be found through their respective links.
That about wraps up peripheral details you need to know about Switch. I’m sure there are still other games coming to Switch this year, but they just have yet to be announced. The new console launches on March 3, 2017. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on Nintendo Switch.