New Mario Unveiled, Nintendo Switch Price Point, Zelda Release Date Announced at Nintendo Switch Press Conference
Above: Super Mario Odyssey.
By Daniel Steele
Nintendo revealed its new Mario game, Super Mario Odyssey, in the form of a game play trailer during the livestream presentation of its new console, the Switch. The game featured Mario bounding across real-life modern cities in addition to colorful, more familiar Mario worlds in the vein of Super Mario 64 and Sunshine. The release date is Holiday 2017.
Nintendo revealed Zelda: Breath of the Wild's release date, March 3, 2017, at the conclusion of the conference. The game will be a launch title.
A Splatoon sequel will be coming to the switch, Splatoon 2, announced for Summer 2017.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Fire Emblem Warriors and Square Enix's new RPG, Project Octopath Traveler, were announced as well. Among these, only Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has a release date so far of 2017.
Also announced was Arms, a 3D fighting/boxing game where players use the Switch's detachable controllers as motion controllers to dodge and punch the opponent. Arms will be a launch title.
The Nintendo Switch will cost $299.99 and will be available March 3, 2017.
To see the full list of games available for the Switch as of now, head over to IGN's wiki.