Like the title says, never have been in stock online or in store. Always out of stock. Been just over 2 months and can’t even purchase one…that’s sad that people have to wait for probably over 2 months because not many are brought in with each shipment smh
We don’t know how much stock Nintendo is holding back for the physical launch of the system, nor how many have been pre-sold. We’ll be updating this post as we get more information and retailers announce plans, but if you’re serious about your quest I would begin calling local retailers now to see if they have any information about how they’re handling lines or stock, and call daily until they know for sure.
In Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, players lead a group of three heroes (like Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach) and four Rabbids. Each stage consists of a series of battles with turn-based gameplay, kind of like chess. The strategy turn-based action game is great for any kids and players who want to think tactically and play a game that’s a little more mature than the rest on the list. It’s not a hard game to play, but it is a hard game to master.
Granted it isn’t a perfect port: you can’t enjoy its most popular mode, Ultimate Team, without an internet connection, and The Journey is absent. But if you want to enjoy a brilliant game of football on a Nintendo platform, this is the best example of it.
The satisfying gunplay, ferocious monsters and fantastic setting remain, and it plays great on Nintendo Switch both docked and in portable mode. Keep in mind that the multiplayer mode is a separate download, unlike other platformers.
I have no issues with my switch and my screen is still not scratch but a good screen protector is not a bad idea. If you get the Zelda game you will be tempted to take the switch with you so also get a case for the Switch. If you are use to hand held gaming on the Vita or 3DS you will be ok with the controls but if you only game on consoles you should pick up the pro controller.
This whole Switch launch has made me appreciate more what Apple does for its customers for new product launches. Is Apple perfect, nope, but compared to what a lot of Canadians are dealing with on preorders (especially from Best Buy), Apple really knows the important of it’s online/preorder customers.
The package will include the main console, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers, a Joy-Con grip (to which two Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller), a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock (which holds the main console and connects it to a TV), a HDMI cable and an AC adapter.
Amiibos – in the form of fun little character figures – are Nintendo’s wireless communications and storage system. They interact with software and allow data to be transferred over multiple platforms. Popular with both the 3DS and the WiiU, amiibos can now be used to access fun extras in compatible games on the Nintendo Switch.
If you’ve been a fan for a while and understand Japanese, the Seiken Densetsu Collection (Secret of Mana Series) is the perfect addition to your RPG collection for your Nintendo Switch. The games within a game include a three-player co-op mode for the Secret of Mana and Seiken Densetsu 3, so you and some friends can relive the classic groundbreaking series.
Don’t underestimate this Wii U classic. It’s had an upgrade for the Switch. Decidueye brings the total playable Pokemon to and Litten and Popplio have been drafted in as support. The new ‘team battle’ mode lets you assemble a three-Pokemon team and the ‘group match’ feature helps you find opponents of a similar skill. Master the single player Ferrum League, get stuck in to ranked online battles, or grab a sofa and share your Joy-Cons for a local match with your mates.
It didn’t work when I tried to turn it on. Turns out there is something wrong with the audio and the system shuts down unless headphones are plugged in. I had to send it to Nintendo to get repaired. At least its covered under warranty, but I was offered no compensation from Nintendo for the faulty product. Very disappointed.
BD&A offers a snap-on folio that covers the display when not in use and gives the Switch a few more options when in its kickstand mode for portable gameplay. If you plan to travel a lot with your Switch, this $24 accessory is perfect for keeping it safe.
If you’re going to get a Pro Controller, you might as well go all in and get the nice charging dock Nyko makes for it. Normally the Pro Controller charges over USB-C, but this dock gives you a set of magnetic pins instead. You just drop the Controller in the dock when not in use, and that way it’s always charged when you need it.
Project Octopath Traveler, which is currently still a working title, is an upcoming RPG title by developers Square Enix and Acquire. The video game will be a 2D 16-bit style RPG where players will control a part of eight different characters, all of which will have a role to play and reason for their journey.
Yes, it’s more of the same in terms of plot, but the real difference is Cappy: A living, breathing cap that acts as a boomerang, allowing you to inhabit the body of a bunch of the in-game characters. A stop-gap in New Donk City (modelled on NYC) is just one of many highlights in this action-packed platformer.
What if you want to keep playing? The sad news is, out of the box, there’s no way to play the Switch on your TV while simultaneously charging the Joy-Con. You could slide the Joy-Con onto the Switch tablet and play the console as a handheld, which will charge the controllers, but what if you want to play it on the TV?
When the Nintendo Switch launched in March, some jokingly called it a “Zelda machine.” That’s because there wasn’t much of a reason to buy the console other than to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Despite the swathes of changes to the Zelda template, Breath of the Wild still feels very much like a Zelda game. It’s more challenging than ever before, putting both your combat and puzzle-solving skills to the test, and every square inch of this ruined Hyrule aches to be explored. Take it from someone who’s played over 100 hours and still not finished it, there’s plenty to see and do in Breath of the Wild that makes this an absolutely essential purchase for every Switch owner.
Unfortunately, there’s not too many other details unveiled at this time when to the sequel. However, we do know that the game will launch on the PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch platforms.
Nintendo has capitalized on the fact that many people want to play good games with real controllers on the go. You could recreate the same thing on a phone by buy some unknown brand of bluetooth controller but for the average person, that is way to complicated and frustrating. For the money, this is an extremely capable machine. People complain about the price but when you consider the cost of the controllers that are included, it’s comparable to buying a super powerful tablet with a lower resolution screen. It’s not overpriced at all really. As for overpriced, I can’t say the same about the indie games – they are good but you’ll pay way more for these types of games on the switch then you would on Steam. It really hurts to pay 33 dollars for something like Shovel Night Treasure Chest – but on the other hand, I can’t carry my gaming tower and monitor onto the train to play it. By the way, Zelda is perhaps a “perfect” game. I’m more of a fallout/GTA5 fan at home and I’ve never played a Zelda game before, but wow, Breath of the Wild is fun to play. I play it mostly in portable mode and it’s great on the small screen. So in summary, the switch is totally worth the money and you won’t be disappointing with the screen (for gaming) or the build quality. You will need to be cautious about what games you buy because some of the games being peddled on the store are not worth what is being charged. Check out as many reviews online before buying anything besides Nintendo titles – for example you will discover that shovel night is worth it – others are not.
The new game is also a great way of playing the game in multiplayer. You can play online, split-screen with up to four players or link up to eight consoles together to play multiplayer wirelessly (where you can also play with up to two players per console).
QVC (yes, the home shopping network) has the console for around $550 (£430 or AU$720) with $15 shipping. This is an inflated price, but the site does offer a payment plan, which may be a good option for those who can’t throw down all that cash at once. The site also offers a three-year warranty for an added fee.
Honestly, I was a little worried about Sonic Mania. SEGA and Sonic Team have burnt me in the past, perhaps one too many times. I needn’t have worried though. Sonic Mania is a stunning return to form for the blue hedgehog. While playing on the Switch doesn’t really put Nintendo’s console through its technical paces, the crisp sprites and bright colours of Sonic really help show off just how vibrant and crisp the Switch’s 720p display is. It’s perfect portable gaming magic.
Minecraft features two gameplay options: Survival and Creative Mode. Kids who play Survival Mode will have to mine deep for resources and building materials and will be forced to fend off giant spiders, skeletons, zombies and other mobs of enemies when the sun sets. Creative Mode offers a more relaxed way of playing, giving infinite resources for players to build whatever they want on their own time at their own pace. The game also features a multiplayer mode, so kids and their friends or parents can join in on building something together.