Since its initial reveal and trailer last Fall, Nintendo has been tight-lipped about any details regarding their new upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch. We’ve waited several months, and the official Nintendo Switch Presentation is finally airing live today from Japan.
There is plenty of critical information that Nintendo needs to convey to eager fans and skeptics. Nintendo is expected to announce the final price, the launch date, detailed hardware specs, and the full library of launch titles.
Based on what we know from previous Nintendo consoles and from the Switch, we’re expecting a price between $249-$299. That would make it very competitive compared to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
We’re expecting a release date for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one of the most anticipated games of the year. Unless they hit a big snag in development, Nintendo wants that title to be a big system seller. Although it will also be available on Wii U.
The Nintendo Switch Presentation will be full of information and announcements. But much of the Switch gameplay will be reserved for the Nintendo Treehouse live stream the next day. Nintendo Treehouse is Nintendo’s semi-regular live streaming event. It features Nintendo employees and developers playing new and upcoming games. The Nintendo Switch Treehouse will air on Friday morning for the U.S. That’s 6:30am Pacific/9:30am Eastern.
The Nintendo Switch Presentation and Treehouse kicks off a major media tour for the Nintendo Switch, including appearances at PAX South and PAX East. The Nintendo Switch is scheduled for release in March.