NBA 2K18 Coming To Nintendo Switch This Fall

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NBA 2K18 Coming To Nintendo Switch This Fall

The follow-up to Game Informer's 2017 sports game of the year is headed to the Nintendo Switch around the same time it is expected to release for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Today 2K Sports confirmed that the next entry in its blockbuster basketball series, NBA 2K18, is coming to the Switch in September.

We rarely learn new information about NBA 2K games until the couple months leading up to release, so don't expect details on whether or not it has feature parity with the other home consoles until we get much later into 2017. We do know, however, that it will have many of the tenets of the series, including MyCareer, MyGM, MyTeam, and even MyLeague, the customizable online franchise mode. Those are all good signs. 

Sonic Mania Coming To Nintendo Switch

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Sonic Mania Coming To Nintendo Switch

The retro-facing Sonic the Hedgehog game, Sonic Mania, has been announced as coming to Nintendo Switch. The game was previously only announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Sonic Mania joins the still untitled Project 2017, which was announced for Nintendo's next platform in July.

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Sonic Mania is an indie project from Christian Whitehead, PagodaWest Games, and Headcannon developed in collaboration with Sega and Sonic team that brings Sonic back to his roots with 2D gameplay and pixel graphics. The title remixes classic stages and introduces new zones for Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails to play through. Sonic Mania is currently scheduled to release this year.

Nintendo Announces Special Editions, New Amiibo For The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

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Nintendo Announces Special Editions, New Amiibo For The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

After announcing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be a launch title for Switch, Nintendo also announced a couple of special editions for the game, as well as some of new Amiibo.

The standard edition won't have anything special, but the image above does give us a glimpse at what Switch box art will look like. For $99.99, The Special Edition will have a Sheikah-themed carrying case for the Switch, a coin, a map detailing the game's world, and a soundtrack CD. For $129.99, the Master Edition includes everything from the Special Edition and a small bust of the Master Sword. 

Additionally, a number of new Amiibo will release alongside the game, including Link as an archer or on horseback, Zelda, and a Bokoblin retailing for $15.99, the latter two of which were announced tonight. There will also be Guardian Amiibo (also previously announced) which will retail for $19.99. You can find images for the newly-announced Amiibo below.

Nintendo Switch Paid Online Service Includes Monthly Game Download And Added Online Play For Classic Games

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Nintendo Switch Paid Online Service Includes Monthly Game Download And Added Online Play For Classic Games

Earlier tonight, Nintendo outlined its new approach to online services for its upcoming system, Switch. After the Nintendo Switch press conference, the company expanded on what its paid services will deliver to players.

At launch, all players will have access to online gameplay for free. However, once the paid component launches in fall 2017, online gameplay, online lobby and voice chat, and benefits like the ability to download a free game each month and have access to exclusive deals will be limited to those paying for the subscription service. 

On Nintendo's official site for its online service, the company states that the monthly game download is either an NES or SNES game. In an interesting twist, the website states that the SNES games (and potentially the NES games, the wording isn't clear – Ed.) will feature "newly-added online play." The website is unclear on what exactly that means, and if the download only allows you to play the game for a month, or if the download is only made free for a month. Also unclear is whether or not players who cease to subscribe to Switch's paid online service will retain any games they download at no additional charge. This feature appears to be set to launch in fall 2017.

Ubisoft Announces Three Games For Nintendo Switch

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Ubisoft Announces Three Games For Nintendo Switch

Not many games were shown during Nintendo's Switch Presentation, but plenty were announced after the show ended, including three from Ubisoft. All three just happen to be ports or enhanced editions of previously released games.

The first game hitting is Just Dance 2017, and it will be available at the Switch's launch on March 3. Switch players will receive three free months of access to Just Dance Unlimited, a service that offers over 200 songs. Up to six players can play this version of Just Dance 2017, using either the Joy-Con or a phone with the Just Dance app.

The second game on the docket is Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition. Ubisoft teases that this port features all of the original game's content, and  "brand-new surprises." The final game Steep, the recently released snowboarding experience for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. No release date was given for either Rayman or Steep.

Pricing For Nintendo Switch Controllers And Peripherals Revealed

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Pricing For Nintendo Switch Controllers And Peripherals Revealed

Now that the Nintendo Switch presentation has wrapped up, the publisher's listings for the controllers have gone up alongside the console's release date and pricing. If you have to replace your controllers or want to buy a Switch Pro controller, this is what you'll likely be paying:

You can find out more details on Nintendo's official site here.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Races To Nintendo Switch In April

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Races To Nintendo Switch In April

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch, which will include new maps, characters, items, and more. It will also feature all the content found in Mario Kart 8 on Wii U, including its DLC content.

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Some of the new characters include familiar faces from Splatoon, along with others like Dry Bones, Bowser Jr., and King Boo. As for multiplayer, you can play with up to eight players in local multiplayer. Additionally, players will now be able to carry two items at once when racing.

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Announced For Nintendo Switch

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Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Announced For Nintendo Switch

One of the most classic fighting games of all time is getting another iteration in Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers. The game is being developed by Capcom and features new fighters and even new multiplayer options.

Ultra Street Fighter II includes two new characters, Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. Players can choose between smooth HD graphics or the pixel-style graphics the original games feature. You can see additional screenshots of the game below.

Two players can compete on the same Switch using the Joy-Con controllers, and even team up to take on the same opponent simultaneously using the new "Buddy Fight" mode. Capcom also teases additional single-player modes that will be announced at a later date.

Fire Emblem Warriors Slashes Its Way To Nintendo Switch

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Fire Emblem Warriors Slashes Its Way To Nintendo Switch

Following in the footsteps of Hyrule Warirors, it seems that Koei Tecmo is taking a Dynasty Warriors approach to another Nintendo franchise: Fire Emblem. We don't know anything about Fire Emblem Warriors yet outside of the brief trailer that was shown during the Switch presentation, but it does suggest that either fan favorite Marth or Chrom will be showing up to play.

You can check out our review of Hyrule Warriors here as well as our review of Fire Emblem Fates:Birthright.

Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Is Launching Alongside Nintendo Switch In March

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Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Is Launching Alongside Nintendo Switch In March

After showing a gorgeous trailer for the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at the Nintendo press conference this evening, it was announced that the game will be releasing on the launch day of the Nintendo Switch on March 3.

Breath of the Wild is also releasing on Wii U, but it wasn't clarified whether that version of the game will release on the same date. You can check out the beautiful trailer demonstrating Link's new adventures below.

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