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Nintendo reveals the exact date it will announce Switch’s price and release date

October 27th, 2016 at 8:49 AM
Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017

Following the reveal of the Nintendo Switch last week, fans and journalists immediately wanted to know more. We were given a few additional details, but the most important questions remained unanswered: When does the console come out, how much does it cost and what games will be available at launch?

Answers to all of those questions and more are coming next year when Nintendo hosts its Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 live on January 12th.

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Hours ago, Nintendo announced that it would hold a media event in Tokyo, Japan in January which would focus on “the launch date and pricing for Nintendo Switch, as well as a look at the lineup of games currently in development.”

So far, only a few games have been officially confirmed for the Switch, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dragon Quest XI, Just Dance 2017 and Project Sonic 2017. Skyrim and NBA 2K appeared in the first look trailer, but it’s still unclear whether or not ports of those games are actually in development.

In the days following the presentation, members of the press in the US and Europe will have a chance to attend sampling events where the Switch will be on display. There will also be hands-on events for the public leading up to launch.

Nintendo has yet to announce a time for the presentation, but plans to do so on social media “in the coming weeks.” It’s a shame that we won’t learn anything of consequence before the end of the year, but at least we have something to look forward to in 2017 now (along with Sherlock season 4, obviously).

Nintendo Switch launches in March 2017.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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