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The Nintendo Switch Release Date Is Here

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Calendars and wallets at the ready people. Nintendo announced on Friday that  the Nintendo Switch will be available to purchase Friday March 3. Yes. That means there are less than two months until we can get our mitts on the Switch.

Just 44 more days! Source

Some information has already been revealed about the Nintendo Switch, but now there is much more to know.

Friday’s announcement was done via a YouTube livestream. The event covered many topics, including the all-important Nintendo Switch price (RRP $469.95 AUD). Some people have criticised the hefty price tag, while others believe the Switch is worth every penny.

The controller, called a “Joy-Con”, has two pieces which can be attached to a central body to act as a large remote, or to a separate screen to make your game portable. The individual halves can also function as separate controllers, allowing two people to play together using just the single Joy-Con.

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con
A look at the Nintendo Switch’s controller, the “Joy-Con”. Source

Nintendo has also announced a whole roster of games, to be released in conjunction with the switch or shortly thereafter. Among these is the highly anticipated Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Other games to be released for the Nintendo Switch include:

Personally, I’m extremely excited for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is essentially a completed version of Mario Kart 8 including all of the DLC, in addition to new maps and a reworked battle mode. Most exciting though is perhaps Super Mario Odyssey – a sandbox game where Mario can freely explore (similar to Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine).

So mark it in your calendars and plan your sickie now – the Nintendo Switch is available Friday March 3.

Fans, on their way to buy a Switch. Source