Last week Nintendo unveiled its newest console, the Nintendo Switch. Previously known as Nintendo NX, the Switch was teased in a three and a half minute preview trailer. We learned about its portable functionality and detachable “Joy-Con” controllers and gamepad. We were teased with a few new and old games running on the Nintendo Switch. But we’ll have to wait until next year for any further details.
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima announced a Nintendo Switch Presentation. Media, trade partners, and financial analysts will be invited. The Tokyo-based event will detail the specific launch date and pricing of the Nintendo Switch. We’ll also be given a “look at the lineup of games currently in development,” states the press release.
The event will be livestreamed globally on January 12, 2017 (US time). The time of the presentation will be announced later.
Afterwards Nintendo will host events for media and consumers in the US and Europe at later dates, leading up to the launch in March.
Nintendo is infamous for keeping their hardware plans closely guarded. This can be frustrating for excited fans and eager developers. Investors were less than thrilled after the Nintendo Switch’s preview trailer. Nintendo’s stock actually fell by 6 percent – following a 4 percent surge leading up to the announcement.
Pricing will be the single biggest factor in the Nintendo Switch’s launch. But we’re all looking forward to new game announcements or third party deals. Nintendo have confirmed they are working with dozens of third-party publishers for the Nintendo Switch.