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?
Did you notice the Switch logo is not symmetrical? Each side has a different apparent visual weight, so the logo is “balanced” by eye… pic.twitter.com/rFp34LyOoA
— David Hellman (@davidhellman) 6 January 2017
Now they just need to pull similar mind tricks to make everyone buy a Switch.