Author: Mike Ryan

Mike Ryan is a Staff Writer who has been playing video games ever since the Atari 2600. He loves fighting games, survival horror, and he sure plays a mean pinball.

Nintendo Switch Presentation: Two new Zelda Breath of the Wild Amiibo figures announced

As if we didn’t already receive enough Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild news, Nintendo also announced that two additional Amiibo figures will be available. Zelda and a Bokoblin will be released alongside the game (and the Switch console) on March 3, 2017.

They’ll be priced at $15.99 apiece, Have a look at them right here:

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Nintendo Switch Presentation: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Special Edition and Master Edition revealed

Not content to thrill us with an actual release date for the Switch console and the next Zelda game, Nintendo also unveiled two collector’s editions for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will provide players with a landmark Nintendo Switch experience on the system’s launch day in March, and will be available as a standard edition, Special Edition and Master Edition. The Special Edition includes the game, a Nintendo Switch Sheikah Slate Carrying Case, Sheikah Eye Collectible Coin, Relic of Hyrule: Calamity Ganon Tapestry and Weather-Worn Map, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection CD for a suggested retail price of $99.99. The Master Edition includes all of those items plus a Master Sword of Resurrection figure, and has a suggested retail price of $129.99.

A closer look at the Special Edition is available at the top of this article, and the Master Edition can be found after the break.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Nintendo Switch console will launch on March 3. (more…)

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Nintendo Switch Presentation: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches on March 3

Finally! After years and years of waiting, Nintendo has, at long last, announced the final and true release date for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The highly-anticipated game will hit the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd, the same day that the system launches.

Nintendo also graced us with a cinematic trailer for Breath of the Wild, and I have to say, the game looks simply amazing.

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Nintendo Switch Presentation: More than 80 games in development including Minecraft, Street Fighter II, Bomberman, more

During Nintendo’s Switch Presentation, several developers took the stage (both live and virtually) to announce games that they have in development for the new console. More than 80 games were confirmed to be in the works, and we here at Warp Zoned compiled a list of the games announced during the presentation.

We caught a few that we’ve seen before:

  • Dragon Quest X
  • Dragon Quest XI: In Search of the Departed Time
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • NBA 2K18
  • Project Sonic

A few that are currently available or coming soon to other consoles:

  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I & II
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • FIFA Soccer
  • I Am Setsuna
  • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  • Minecraft: Story Mode
  • Rayman Legends
  • Skylanders Imaginators
  • Sonic Mania
  • Street Fighter II
  • Syberia 3

And a few brand new games that we should learn more about soon:

  • Atlus’s Shin Megami Tensei V (Working Title)
  • Frozenbyte’s Has-Been Heroes
  • Nintendo’s Snipperclips: Cut It Out Together
  • Shin’in’s FAST RMX
  • Square Enix’s Project Octopath Traveler (Working Title)
  • Suda51’s No More Heroes 3 (Working Title)
  • Super Bomberman R

And I know there’s some I missed, so don’t forget to watch the video!

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Nintendo Switch Presentation: What’s In the Box?

Now that we have the official price point and release date, the next question is, what comes with the system? Well, Nintendo answered that for us during their Switch Presentation tonight. Here’s what you get when you buy a Switch bundle:

Nintendo Switch: What’s In the Box?

  • Switch Console
  • Switch docking station
  • Left and Right JoyCon Controllers
  • JoyCon Wrist Straps
  • JoyCon Grip
  • HDMI Cable
  • AC Adapter

Nintendo will release two versions of the Switch… one with the traditional gray JoyCon Controllers, and one with the Neon Red and Neon Blue detachable side controllers. Both will be priced the same: $299.99. But the Switch Pro controller will be sold separately.

With this setup, players will be able to play the Switch in three different ways… TV Mode with a Pro Controller, Tabletop Mode with the kickstand and detached JoyCon Controllers, and Handheld Mode with the JoyCon Controllers attached.

The console will hold a charge for 2.5 hours to 6.5 hours, depending on the game, and recharging is done through a USB Type-C cable. A capacitive (multitouch) touchscreen rounds out the package.

Finally, eight Switch consoles can be connected for local multiplayer.

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Nintendo Switch Presentation: Super Mario Odyssey announced and it’ll launch this Fall

Nintendo announced the next official Mario game, Super Mario Odyssey!

Super Mario Odyssey, like Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine, will feature a large and open sandbox world. In the trailer, we see that Mario has escaped the Mushroom Kingdom to explore some new areas… including a modern-day city.

Mario also brings with him a new hat, complete with boomerang-like abilities and a pair of eyes. Yup, the hat is alive.

Super Mario Odyssey will be released for the Switch in Fall 2017. (more…)

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Nintendo Switch Presentation: Splatoon 2 announced

In an announcement that should come as no surprise, Nintendo announced Splatoon 2 during tonight’s Switch Presentation.

New stages, new weapons, and new fashions were mentioned, and fans are sure to come back to the popular title and explore new sections of Inkopolis Plaza.

The game can be controlled via the JoyCon Controllers or the Pro Controller, and similar to the first Splatoon, will utilize gyroscopic controls. Online and local multiplayer were also featured, and you can play with multiple Switch systems.

Splatoon 2 will launch on the Switch in Summer 2017. (more…)

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Nintendo Switch Presentation: Stretchy boxing game Arms announced

Nintendo’s next big game announcement during the Switch Presentation is a fighting/sports game called Arms. Think of it like Wii Sports: Boxing meets Stretch Armstrong (or a fighting game where everyone is Dhalsim for you Street Fighter fans).

To play, you push the JoyCon Controller forward to punch and pull back to block. Nintendo also showcased a short a demo of Arms featuring two characters, Spring Man and Ribbon Girl, with lots of wacky action. Arms will also feature local and online multiplayer. I think it looks frantic and fun with a very cartoony visual style.

Arms will be released for the Nintendo Switch this Spring. (more…)

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