The Nintendo Switch Presentation Time Has Been Set

A few weeks ago, Nintendo shared the announcement trailer for the Nintendo Switch, and the video has garnered incredible viewership in the weeks since. Within hour of going live, the video was well past record-views on the company’s official North American YouTube channel, alone. In fact, the number of views for the announcement trailer are well over 21 million, as you read this.

Following the trailer, we learned that any/all new details regarding the Nintendo Switch would officially be shared on January 12. Of course, that date seemed to be so far off for some because it had been virtually the entire year prior to the announcement waiting in anticipation for that small bit of information.

Nintendo has now announced the time at which we will finally be able to see exactly what the Nintendo Switch is going to be for us to experience.

We are right at about a month out from this global event, and I am flat-out excited about it. Nintendo is going to finally fully reveal to us what the Nintendo Switch is, and what it will be. With an 11pm ET stream, it immediately says to me this will be a HUGE global presentation that the company is certain will attract eyes from everywhere, regardless of the time.

Will you be tuning in live to watch the Nintendo Switch Presentation? What are you looking forward to seeing most during the January 12 event? What types of surprises do you anticipate?

As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!



Reggie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Over the last week or so Nintendo has been promoting the appearance of Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, on the Tonight Show. As it approached, the reminders were more frequent. The anticipated topic of focus was, of course, Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s newest smartphone game, featuring the company mascot on iPhone for the first time which is set for release next week (December 15, 2016).

tonightshow-reggie-switch-1024x565As the segment began, Jimmy was surprised by the guest appearance of Super Mario creator, Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto in the audience. Also seated next to Miyamoto-san was translator-extraordinaire and Nintendo Treehouse boss, Mr. Bill Trinen. The duo did not speak during the segment, however they did provide some phenomenal tension during Jimmy’s high-pressure game play of Super Mario Run. The smiles were infectious as Jimmy played through the game for the duration of a single course, and it was genuine. We also heard a little bit more about the three different modes in the game.

In addition to the Super Mario Run game play demo, Reggie had one more surprise for Jimmy, and that was the unveiling of a Nintendo Switch console, and the first-ever public play of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It was amazing to see the Nintendo Switch somewhat “in the wild”, as not only Reggie played a bit of it, but Jimmy also had the opportunity to play, as well.

Another truly exciting part of the show was getting to watch Miyamoto-san play the Super Mario Bros. theme song with The Roots crew, Jimmy Fallon’s Late Show band.

I really cannot emphasize how  incredibly exciting it is to be a true Nintendo fan right now. There are so many new and terrific things coming at us right now and you only get the sense that this is the beginning of a wild ride from Nintendo!

How excited are you to play Super Mario Run? What about the Nintendo Switch? How did you like the footage of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Did you know that Miyamoto-san was a rockstar?

As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!

This is It…Nintendo Finally Let’s Us See the Nintendo Switch!

So there we have it, the Nintendo NX is no longer the moniker to remember for Nintendo’s next home gaming system. The Nintendo Switch is the new way to play! Now, the speculation can conclude, and we can get into the business of real deal facts, and genuine excitement!

All of these months of anticipation, speculation, and even frustration culminated in a 3:37 minute video reveal of the Nintendo Switch that absolutely delivered. Nintendo unveiled their new console and it appears that most (if not all) of the predictions/rumors that some outlets  were sharing were, in fact, accurate, yet the reveal video was still highly gratifying and satisfying. Just over 24 hours prior to my writing this, many people were finding it difficult to believe that Nintendo’s wait for transparency was anything more than detrimental at this point. However, last night the internet went crazy over the confirmed revelation of the long-awaited Nintendo (NX) Switch! The timing has been questioned by many, but the truth is, Nintendo has allowed the community to sufficiently generate enough (and to some, exhaustive) hype about the NX, and now we can revel in the incredible new Nintendo Switch.

By now, you may have already see the video, but it is provided here for your viewing pleasure, again, and if you haven’t seen it yet, enjoy!

As, you may have noticed in the trailer, there are a lot of new and exciting things to glean, and I will be going into more details in the next (and subsequent) post. For now, the Nintendo Switch is the new piece of hardware that we can truly get behind, and be excited for its release.

In my opinion, Nintendo did an amazing job of relaying the simplicity of what the Nintendo Switch is, its functionality, how fun it is to play, and the many different control options…all without a single word needing to be spoken until the end when a simple voice says, “Nintendo Switch!” I am flat-out excited about this new console, and the more I look at it, the more excited I become. I do anticipate watching that video repeatedly over the next several days and weeks…and I don’t expect to tire of it any time soon. For now, though, I will leave you with your thoughts.

What did you like best about the Nintendo Switch reveal video? Is it what you want in your next Nintendo console? Do you think Nintendo relayed their message well enough to the masses to truly understand what this console is/will be?

As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!