It has been announced that the Nintendo Switch will be released on March 3, 2017 and will retail for $299. A number of interesting details were released about the Switch including its forthcoming premium paid service.

Other nuggets of information:

  • region locking will be removed
  • touch screen with motion controls and rumble
  • 2.5 to 6 hour battery life
  • play while charging with either USB or AC
  • up to eight players can connect via wifi
  • NFC reader compatible with Amiibo
  • capture button for screens and video that can be shared via social media
  • two controllers included
  • color variants with wrist straps
  • some games similar to Wii Sports – pistol dueling, sword fights, tennis
  • split screen play
  • 80 titles in developments – Dragon Quest X / XI, Dragon Quest Heroes 1 / 2, Project Octopath Traveler (RPG), SkyrimFIFA, Sonic, Lego, Stret Fighter, I Am Setsuna, Street Fighter, Minecraft, F Zero, Mario Kart, NBA 2k 18
  • Zelda releasing March 3rd
  • available parental controls

Accessory devices include:

  • Switch Pro Controller – $69.99
  • Joy-Con Controller Sets – $79.99
  • Left / Right Joy-Con Controller (individually sold) – $49.99
  • Joy-Con Charging Grip – $29.99
  • Switch Dock Set – $89.99
  • Joy-Con Wheel (contains 2) – $19.99

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