Nintendo Switch news (Feb. 16): Famitsu survey / Unreal Engine / TV Commercials (JP)

Today’s Nintendo Switch news: Famitsu survey about the Nintendo Switch, but also…

  • Unreal Engine
  • TV Commercials
  • Nintendo Switch Experience 2017
  • PDP Accessories
  • Switch and Play NYC Preview Tour

Famitsu survey – Nintendo Switch

In the latest issue, Famitsu magazine shared the results of their survey about the Nintendo Switch. They went and asked 24 games companies in Japan about the console, in order to find out whether they were making games for it, what they thought about it, and more. You can find the full translated results over at Source Gaming!

54% of the companies surveyed replied that they were indeed working on games for the Nintendo Switch, with 25% considering it, and 17% not developing or considering anything (4% didn’t even reply).

Of the companies surveyed pointed out that the fact the Nintendo Switch uses “gimmicky” controllers (the Joy-Cons) is very “Nintendo-life”, while another called it a “dream machine”, since it allows players to play “home console level games” while on the go (though they were concerned it might not translate to users).

Here’s the features the companies surveyed are the most interested in:

  • 14 Votes – 3 modes of play
  • 10 Votes – HD Rumble
  • 9 Votes – Joy-Con
  • 8 Votes – Being able to play local multiplayer with the Joy Con
  • 5 Votes – Motion IR Camera
  • 4 Votes – The online service (including the mobile app)
  • 2 Votes – Local Switch multiplayer
  • 1 Vote – Screenshot function
  • 1 Vote – No Response

Finally, regarding the price, 67% of the companies surveyed think it’s just right, with 25% of them finding it low, and only 4% finding it too expensive.

Click here to check out the full results of the survey!

Unreal Engine

Yesterday, Ver. 4.15 of the popular Unreal Engine was released. What’s so important about this version is that it’s the first one to provide official support for the Nintendo Switch (albeit in an experimental capacity, with the next release to bring it to a shippable state).

What does it change for players? Not much. But for developers, it’s pretty big news, though obviously, many of them began working on Nintendo Switch games using Unreal Engine before Ver. 4.15 (for Snake Pass is one example).

Source: Epic

TV Commercials

Here’ the latest two TV Commercials for the Nintendo Switch in Japan, showcasing Dragon Quest Heroes I & II and various other third-party game (the second one includes our very first look at the Nintendo Switch version of FIFA 2018):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kxG_jqv-V0

Nintendo Switch Experience 2017

Here’s two videos from the Nintendo Switch Experience 2017 event (held in January in Tokyo), with the the booth reports for Super Bomberman R and Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj_EVwPwWlc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLJT1geV70Q

PDP Accessories

A few weeks ago, we had a post about some Nintendo Switch accessories from PDP. Said accessories are now available for pre-order on Amazon.com [NB: affiliate link].

Here’s everything they will have for launch:

  • Starter Kit – Mario Icon, MSRP: $29.99
  • Starter Kit – Link’s Tunic, MSRP: $29.99
  • Starter Kit Mario “M” Edition, MSRP: $29.99
  • Starter Kit, MSRP: $29.99
  • Secure Game Case – Zelda Edition, MSRP: $9.99
  • Secure Game Case – Mario Edition, MSRP: $9.99
  • Premium Console Case – Zelda Edition, MSRP: $14.99
  • Premium Console Case – Mario Edition, MSRP: $14.99
  • NPremium Console Case, MSRP: $14.99
  • Premium Zelda Chat Ear Buds, MSRP: $19.99
  • Elite Player Backpack, MSRP: $49.99
  • Deluxe 24 Game Case, MSRP: $12.99
  • Joy-Con Armor Guards 2 Pack, MSRP: $14.99
  • Joy-Con Gel Guards, MSRP: $7.99
  • Zelda Collector’s Edition Screen Protection and Skins, MSRP: $19.99
  • Official Screen Protection Kit, MSRP $7.99

Source: PDP PR

Switch and Play NYC Preview Tour

Here’s a video about the Switch and Play NYC Preview Tour hands-on event, that Nintendo uploaded yesterday:

The Nintendo Switch will be released on March 3rd, worldwide.


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