That's it after the supposed delay and missing xmas? Should have waited for next holiday season. This isn't ready for launch. The march date seems like a fiscal year end decision more than a real strategy.
A rather polarizing line up. If you like JRPG's and alternative games, this can keep you occupied for awhile. It's worth noting that Puyo Puyo and Bomberman are rather well respected games in their circles.
But, if you're not a JRPG fan, or a arcade/puzzle game fan, then you're out of luck. If I were buying the Switch at launch, this would be enough until more games started coming out a month or two later, though not the best line-up.
It is a shite lineup, although let's face it, most of us won't have time for anything outside of Zelda. Still, my guess is that they're more concerned with having games coming out over the whole year than squeezing them all into launch. I can accept that.
People need to chill. You're getting what looks like an amazing Zelda entry. If you don't like Zelda, wait for something you do like.
If this launch line up is any indication of the rate of 1st party software, not to mention the complete lack of big 3rd party titles, the Switch is gonna be the WiiU all over again. 1 big 1st party title and 1 minigame collection. Damn...
I was expecting more big 3rd party titles to be announced for launch, and I know they are not done announcing everything, but I was hoping to see some more recent titles appear.
For example, when they announced 1,2 switch I at first thought it was going to be RDR2, and was super disappointing (though I guess I should have known better).
Anyways, I think they should have made a bigger push for big 3rd party support because the console itself looks very well designed, but it needs more games in my opinion - especially at launch. Would have been nice to see some ports of the biggest holiday games for launch.
Hopefully they can move quickly to build on this small starting lineup and get some great content out for us to play!
I mean if Zelda were not on Wii U it would be a good line up with at least a few games to keep momentum for the remaining year (namely Splatoon and Mario) but Zelda is not exclusive - I mean we are slightly a nicher audience so Zelda fans who don't have a Wii U will probably pick this up at launch but I don't see many Wii U owners moving over at launch.
Meanwhile for handheld fans I see very little here that will be a great handheld experience.
Been left hanging since E3 2015 and still hanging. I was really hoping for a more polished and packed presentation in general, given how long the drought has been. Here's to hoping that the rest of March, April, and May have stuff and then Nintendo finally blows their load at E3, presuming they have one.
Launch Zelda+Kart in April+Splatoon in Summer+Mario in Fall isn't so bad (especially if Smash and Pokemon Stars are also things) but I really am looking for Nintendo to do more. It just feels there has to be something else. I really hope there is.