Nintendo Switch Launch Date

Set for a worldwide launch on March 3rd launch, priced at $299, the Nintendo Switch includes a 6.2-inch, 720p multi-touch tablet running at a 1280 x 720 resolution when used in a handheld mode. The Switch is capable of outputting full 1080p visuals through an HDMI connection to an attached TV when docked, while the Switch itself is powered by a custom NVIDIA Tegra processor. It offers 32GB of onboard memory, which can be expanded with microSD cards. Games are loaded on physical GameCards, making them easy to travel with. The console uses a standard USB-C connection, and connects to the internet through an 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection. You can pre-order here now. Continue reading for previews of five games.

5. Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is an upcoming open world, platform game for the Nintendo Switch set to release Holiday 2017.

It will be the sixteenth title in the Super Mario series, and the seventh 3D Mario title. The game takes place in the real world and Mushroom Kingdom in an open world-like setting, like Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.

4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is an upcoming kart racer game for the Nintendo Switch.

It is a port of the Mario Kart series title, Mario Kart 8 from the Wii U, with additional features such as several new characters and features more options for Battle Mode.

First hinted in the Switch’s announcement video in October, the game was formally announced as part of the Nintendo Switch presentation on January 13, 2017.

3. Sonic Mania

2D Sonic is back in an all-new adventure! Play as Sonic, Tails, & Knuckles as you race through all-new Zones and fully re-imagined classics, each filled with exciting surprises and powerful bosses.

Harness Sonic’s new Drop Dash, Tails’ flight, and Knuckles’ climbing abilities to overcome the evil Dr. Eggman’s robots. Discover a myriad of never-before-seen hidden paths and secrets.

2. ARMS

Introducing ARMS, a mix of boxing and shooting where you use extendable arms to battle your friends both locally and online.

Take a Joy-Con in each hand and punch forward, twisting your fists to bend your attacks.

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series.

Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning open-air adventure.