This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend a pre-launch event hosted by South Africa’s Nintendo distributor Core. The event in question was for the Nintendo Switch.
The event hosted quite a number of games coming to the Nintendo Switch including Super Bomberman R, Splatoon 2 and of course my most anticipated game this year thus far, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild and the games amiibo…my wallet just started crying.
The console itself was super impressive. As small as they are the Joycon’s fit comfortably in your hands and I was shockingly surprised as to how well the portable mode rendered the games. Some of the other games I played at the event was ARMS, 1-2 Switch and Snipperclips. The HD rumble was especially impressive, trying to guess how many balls are in a box was intriguing. With just over a week left until launch I seriously cannot stop thinking about pre-ordering one.
The problem is that as big of a Nintendo fan as I am I just can’t spend over R5,000 right now. And the sad part is that this would be purchasing the console without a game. Thankfully the game that really is pushing me to get a Switch is also coming to the WiiU. So to answer my question, to Switch or not to Switch, for now I will have to unfortunately not Switch.
Check out a few more snaps below that I took at the event, those neon colored Joycons are simply gorgeous!