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Friday's Nintendo Switch Reveal Will Be Followed By A Treehouse Live Stream

Good thing it's a portable, then.

Despite its announcement and reveal a few months ago and a cameo appearance with Jimmy Fallon, a press conference in Japan on Friday – which works out as 4AM in the UK! – will be the first time that we really get to really see the Nintendo Switch in action, hear about its finalised features from Nintendo themselves, and learn of its roster of launch titles.

Nintendo’s press conference will be followed by a number of hands on events around the world, as well as one of their Treehouse Live streams, which are most commonly seen at E3 where they go back over everything that’s been announced, show off more live gameplay and talk to developers.

There’s a good few hours between the press conference and Treehouse Live, which gets underway at 2:30PM UK time, 9:30AM ET and 6:30AM PT. We’ll have already gone hands on with the console by then, so expect some pretty hot takes from us around the same time!

To occupy your mind between now and then, did you know that the Nintendo Switch logo isn’t symmetrical, but carefully weighted so that it tricks the brain into thinking it is?

Now they just need to pull similar mind tricks to make everyone buy a Switch.

Source: Nintendo, @davidhellman

  1. ron_mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    Looking forward to it! Where are you guys getting your mitts on the Switch then?

    Comment posted on 09/01/2017 at 15:44.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      They’ve got hands on events in Japan, New York and London… so we’ll be in London.

      Comment posted on 09/01/2017 at 16:15.
      • ron_mcphatty
        Since: Sep 2008

        Nice, hope you guys have a good time!

        Comment posted on 09/01/2017 at 20:28.
  2. MrYd
    Since: Mar 2011

    Nice to see Nintendo concentrating on the important things, like the logo, and not wasting their time on the less important stuff, such as adequately powerful hardware and 3rd party games.

    Comment posted on 09/01/2017 at 15:47.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      I’m really not sure that their graphic design and marketing teams would be all that much use in that regard.

      Comment posted on 09/01/2017 at 16:15.
      • bunimomike
        Since: Jul 2009

        Agreed. Absolutely nothing to do with each other once the form-factor has been settled on.

        Comment posted on 09/01/2017 at 16:36.
  3. Kennykazey
    Since: Mar 2010

    Great. More stuff I’d love to watch live but can’t because of timezones.

    Damn planetary rotation!

    Comment posted on 09/01/2017 at 19:07.
  4. sparkyscrum
    Since: May 2011

    Finally my early turn 0300 alarm call actually going to mean that I am awake when the initial news comes out.

    As for the logo, its just the Joy Cons!

    Comment posted on 09/01/2017 at 19:30.
  5. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Is…. Is that Deadpool? I’m not the only one seeing that right? Looks like a shoddy knockoff of Deadpool’s logo.

    But erm….. Nintendo, remember why the Wii U failed? ok, there’s plenty of reasons and i was going to be condensing but this kinda undoes that. Basically, where’s the third party games that have been confirmed? Where are they? Zelda, Mario, Star Fox, they will only do so much for it. People do play more then that. Get some Total War on it, XCOM, Get some RPGs on it, get FPSes. Get EA, Activision, Bethesda(though they are likely to be open to publishing stuff on it if they think it’s worth developing ports for it) involved etc..

    Get the heavy hitters to back you up or well, it’ll be the Wii U:Nintendo Strikes again!

    Oh and sort out the virtual console. You have a massive library and could easily use it to support the first few months of the Switch just by having a ton of NES,SNES, N64 games on it.

    Comment posted on 10/01/2017 at 08:29.

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