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Nintendo Switch news (Nov. 29): Breath of the Wild @ Game Awards / Hands-on event in NY

Today’s Nintendo Switch news: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild  to be featured at the Game Awards on December 1st (December 2nd in Europe and Japan), but also…

  • Nintendo Switch: hands-on event in New York
  • Super Mario x Rabbids

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Ever since E3 2016 and the big media blowout for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo did share quite a few gameplay clips for the game. If you missed them, you can check out our YouTube playlist:

The “problem” with those gameplay clips is that they don’t show anything really new, and will feel pretty familiar to fans who have poured over every single second of the many hours of footage uploaded during and after E3 2016.

But it looks like we are going to get something new during the Game Awards 2016, on Friday (Saturday in Europe and Japan). Nintendo of America announced yesterday evening that there would be an “exclusive look” at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild during the show. What will be shown? We only have a couple of days to wait before finding out… One thing’s for sure, though: it’s the Wii U version that will be shown!

Source: Nintendo

Nintendo Switch: hands-on event in New York

A few weeks ago, Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch Presentation, where plenty of details about the console (its pricing, its line-up, and more) will be revealed. Right after that, there will be several hands-on event around the world, including in Japan (on January 14th and 15th, and at the Game Party Japan 2017), but also in Europe and North America.

In North America, the first hands-on event will take place on January 13th, after the Nintendo Switch Presentation livestream, and will last 5h. It’s described as a “private event”, and it’s not clear who will be able to attend (just journalists? The general public? Select fans?). Nintendo will announce more details about it at a later date.

Source: Polygon

Super Mario x Rabbids

Yesterday, Ubisoft uploaded a video about a special event held in Paris, as part of the celebrations for its 30th Anniversary:

Wait a minute… is that a Rabbidified Mario, Luigi, and Toad at 0:23? It certainly is!

Now, you might be wondering what this could mean… especially if you’ve read the rumours about the mysterious “Super Mario x Rabbids” RPG Ubisoft is supposedly working on for the Nintendo Switch. Are those actual character models from the game? And why would they be publicly displayed at an event like that?

Of course, it’s most definitely not a coincidence that those popped up mere weeks after the rumours about the “Super Mario x Rabbids” RPG…

The Nintendo Switch will be launched in March, worldwide.


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