As the Nintendo Switch release date approaches, Here are three things we discovered exciting and not so much.
Web Browsing?? A no go at launch for Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch, slated to be the revolutionary of mobile gaming will be missing a key component of mobile devices, web browsing. Nintendo president and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima told Time Magazine, “Since all of our efforts have gone toward making Switch an amazing dedicated video game platform, it will not support it, at least at launch”. Nintendo also previously stated that the switch would not support video steaming apps such as Netflix and Amazon Video at launch. Worth noting there was the WiiU web browser, a lot of effort that was put into something went fairly unused.
No web browser or multimedia apps on Switch at launch(no release date). Guess my Wii U is staying hooked up. WiiU>Switch(at least here lol)
— Paul (@Neroshade) February 8, 2017
Netflix & Chill not on the Nintendo Switch… Does the switch have a media player or web browser?
— DBZanto (@dbzanto) January 20, 2017
1-2 Switch, The party Game on Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo recently debuted its party game 1-2 switch, where 2 human players face each other using the Joy-Con controllers. These games are meant to be played without looking at the screen. 28 games that are quite weird and funny. In the game “Shaver”, users use the Joy-Con to “shave” a virtual beard off themselves. The first to get squeaky clean wins, while the other is shown how much hair was left on the avatar, presumably in a silly pattern.
Another mini-game where your Nintendo Switch console is turned into a crying baby. Nintendo has always had a reputation of creating weird, seemingly crazy yet fun games. Anyone remember Warioware?
Take-Two will support the Nintendo Switch
The NBA 2K series is one of the most selling games every year. Take-Two pulled the series with the WiiU starting with 2k14 because it simply was not selling. Now Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick has confirmed that they are committed to the Nintendo Switch.
“So we’re excited about it, but the only thing we can announce is the basketball title”, Zelnick stated in a recent investor call.
It’s still unlikely we’ll see titles such as Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 on the hybrid console.