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This year's Game Developers Conference is due to take place between Monday 27th February and Friday 3rd March 2017 in San Francisco, and Nintendo has confirmed that it will be in attendance.

GDC is one of the industry's most effective means of bringing together platform holders with the wider dev community and Nintendo - which will be found at stands BMR5225, BMR5226, and BMR5230 in the Moscone Center's North Hall - no doubt intends to gain support for its new Switch console, which launches in March.

The Switch launches alongside several confirmed retail games but Nintendo has so far held back on entirely confirming its eShop plans. We'll no doubt see more announcements as the weeks roll by, and GDC 2017 will hopefully result in even more indies and developers pledging their allegiance to the new hybrid machine.