With the non-stop circumspection, leaks and debates we have online, at times it can feel as if system launches will never actually arrive. For Nintendo fans, though, it's getting very real, as we enter the final week before Nintendo Switch launches.
It's getting so close, and in the past week we had our hardware and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild preview articles, more Nintendo Switch launch day titles were finally confirmed and we had the announcement of the upcoming Nindies Video Showcase on 28th February, which should give us an excuse to break out the live stream and blog for some pre-launch excitement.
- Preview: Immersing Ourselves in the World of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Preview: Nintendo Switch Hands-On - UI, Size, Mii Maker, Micro SD Cards and More
We have more to say on Breath of the Wild pre-review, plus of course we'll be meeting review embargoes for the system and that most anticipated of launch titles. We get a sense, too, that unlike with Wii U there's a broader public awareness and interest in Switch; even with limited stock availability at launch and with more games to come in April and beyond, the console isn't arriving too quietly. Dare we be optimistic that Switch will not only sell well over its launch weekend, but maintain momentum in the weeks and months to follow? Titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (in late April) could be key to that.
There are interesting times to come, but let's not get ahead of ourselves and instead focus on the near future. So, where are you right now in the Switch hype stakes? Do you have that pre-launch buzz, or have you been left cold ahead of the system's arrival? Let us know in the polls and comments below.
In the poll below we've left out games due in March that may not make launch day.