What to Get for Nintendo Switch Before the Release

Nintendo Switch is one of the most awaited consoles of 2017. As it turns out, these suspicions were accurate. While launches come and go and the Nintendo Switch games list will expand as time rolls on, there's at least one more game we can add to the list: Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight.

We reached out to comment to a Nintendo rep, who said they are looking into the issue. It's not clear how much that service costs, but Nintendo's promising a classic game each month - games from the Virtual Console - as part of the service.

In relation to Virtual Console support, Nintendo have simply stated "We will share more information in the future".

It could be that those sources were unreliable and had their stories wrong.

It is interesting how developers and Nintendo leave such cliffhangers knowing the console is expected to launch on March 3rd. But according to a recent Switch Q&A, Nintendo isn't going to offer anything like that at launch. It will also let customers buy games from its website and have them automatically downloaded to the new video game console.

How do you get a Nintendo Account?

The Nintendo Switch dock is nice and tidy.

The immediate benefit of this is that if your console is lost or damaged, you'll be able to easily download your content onto a new Switch. When the new video game console comes out, it will have access to three exclusive indie games via the eShop. Also, people who already have funds in their account on a Nintendo 3DS family system and/or Wii U can access them using a shared wallet that works on Nintendo Switch as well.

Well, at its core, it's Nintendo's new gaming console, but essentially it's a tablet with a 6.2-inch screen (a little bigger than an iPhone 7 Plus).

The Joy-Cons from either side of the Switch can be used as standalone controllers for two-player games, but the left and right Joy-Con are not exactly the same hardware.

  • Arturo Norris