GAMING: Nintendo Switch Presentation

The biggest news of the day was watching the Nintendo Switch presentation in Japan. But first, look at this delicious steak and potatoes dinner made by my roommate:


We’re both trying to cook new recipes this year, and so far we’re off to a solid start! Funny story, she said it wasn’t flavorful enough–ha, ha!


Since the teasers and news about Nintendo coming out with a new console, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled and my mind set on getting it. Yesterday they announced it will be released on March 3 with launch title Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind.

I got to the stream a little late but from the looks of it, they really focused on the aspect of versatility and mobility–the console can be modified and taken apart and put back together depending on where you are playing the game. This aspect drew me in cause in the promo video you see various people take the games with them–across the street, on a plane, to the park, etc.

The controllers (called Joy-Cons) look a little small–though said to be comfortable–and they presented how hi-tech they’ll be. They showcased the rumble/vibration factor along with sound and feeling as well. For me, I’d be most interested in playing the console whenever I fly back and forth between LA and Texas.

Out of all the games promoted in the presentation these three/four stood out to me:

Splatoon 2

I absolutely loved the first installment of this game. It was easy to play, had a clear story line and it was super colorful. Though the story campaign was relatively short, they also have the online multiplayer, which was pretty fun. I prefer the stories and campaigns of games, while others, at the time my ex Mr. Man, prefer the online play. Needless to say I’m pretty stoked to see what they come up with for the second game.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve played a Zelda game. Regretfully I never got the chance to play my Wii games: Twilight Princess or Skyward Sword. Barely even got to play them cause I got them when I was in college and didn’t have the Wii with me–it stayed home with my family, so I’d hella wanna try this one out. The gameplay seems to look similar to Skyrim.

Super Mario Odyssey
Mario games are the staple of Nintendo games, so I’d be shocked if they didn’t show this one at the presentation. They have Mario set in non-Mario worlds from games’ past–it looks like New York City. Interesting twist, somewhat enticing, but I’m curious as to the inspiration to set Mario there. It definitely provides for more free roam play of the terrain, more possibilities and experimentation of how to maneuver it. In addition, they introduce a new character to help Mario on his journey–his hat. Quite intrigued to try this one out too and see what it’s about.

(Persona 5)
When Nintendo showed the games under development from their partners and such, they showed a short trailer of Persona 5. I didn’t quite catch what they said about it cause I was excited and screaming at my computer, but I’ve been reading online that it’s not coming to the Switch? In addition, they didn’t spend any time talking about the game, period–other games shown were delved into for at least few minutes. The past few Persona games were on the Playstation, so I guess it makes sense that it wouldn’t be on Nintendo?

I’ll stop rambling now! Before I could even get a chance to post this, I just read that Bomberman is going to come back for the Switch, holy moly!



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