Report: Mario & Skyrim Switch at Launch, Splatoon Pack In, No March Wii U Zelda

A bunch of launch game info.

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wonderfulmonkeyman2749d ago (Edited 2748d ago )

Before anyone wonders: this info is coming from Laura Dale, who has been cooperating with Emily Rodgers for many of the as-of-now true rumors we once heard regarding the Switch, so this source is somewhat believable.

Now then, as to the article...

Key notes:

On Mario;
"The title will apparently feature a 3D open world hub from which different worlds can be selected, with multiple objectives to complete in each, much like Mario 64 or Mario Galaxy.
This may seem obvious, but we share this information to specify that this will NOT be a Super Mario 3D World-style game, where the action is in 3D but each stage is a linear path designed to be completed a single time."

On the Splatoon port;
"We have also heard that the current plan is for the more expensive Switch SKU (stock keeping unit) to come bundled with a new version of Splatoon. A big part of the push for this will be a 1 vs 1 mode where two players on separate Switches can fight over a map, switching their weapon of choice at will mid-game.
Nintendo expects the short match nature of Splatoon to translate well to handheld multiplayer, in that players need only commit a few minutes to a full multiplayer match.
There are also plans to add additional single player content to the game, and for the Switch version of the game to have a similar free content output schedule to the one the Wii U version of the game enjoyed."

Finally, on Skyrim;
"Also, that Skyrim port Bethesda refuse to confirm is real is totally happening. We’ve heard it’s planned to be a launch day release for the system, to mirror the recent remastered version of the game, and to allow mods at some time post-launch. Mod support for Skyrim will not be there from day one, and much like the PS4 will be limited to mods made using existing in-game assets."

Moonman2748d ago

What an awesome read. :) Bring it on!!!

bouzebbal2747d ago

I will hate Nintendo if they delay zelda, really !!!

jholden32492748d ago

Well I'm not happy about the pre-existing assets for Skyrim mods, but given this is Nintendo and it's fully playable on the go, I can't really complain. I've got the X1 version for full external asset mod support anyways.

--Onilink--2748d ago

On the switch more than any other console, its probably due to space constraints which is understandable.

Skyrim on the go still sounds awesome

wonderfulmonkeyman2748d ago (Edited 2748d ago )

I'm a Skyrim fan who owns the Steam version (just lack a PC now, since mine clunked out.XD), so I know how you feel on this one, regarding liking having better mod support.

To play the advocate, though, the mod situation for the Switch version is the same as for the PS4 version, and few seem to have taken much issue with it there; they're just happy the option is gonna be there.

Nu2748d ago

I'm also a One owner and will be getting Switch especially if it's $250

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Maybay2748d ago

Splatoon packed in makes too much sense. The Switch will be going core out the gate 😎

Phunkydiabetic12747d ago

Having a two year old game as your pack in makes sense to you? Really?

wonderfulmonkeyman2744d ago (Edited 2744d ago )

You ARE aware that putting it on the Switch no only expands the number of players that get to play it, especially those that skipped the Wii U who are now saying they want a Switch, but also expands its content options beyond what the Wii U could handle, right?

Germany72748d ago (Edited 2748d ago )

A new 3D open-world Mario?
Day one!

_-EDMIX-_2748d ago

That sucks about Zelda, I don't see me buying Skyrim for it since I'm already getting it again for PS4.

I'm not sure what I'll play at launch since I don't care for the new Mario games. I'll have to wait and see what they announce for launch. Sorta had my heart set on Zelda at launch, but completely fine waiting if they are making the game better.

wonderfulmonkeyman2748d ago (Edited 2748d ago )

If it were my choice, I'd just get a new PC for Skyrim, because the bigger variety of mods supported basically means it could last forever compared to any other version.
But the Switch will be cheaper than buying a whole new Skyrim-capable PC, so I'm seeing how that plays out.

NotoriousWhiz2748d ago (Edited 2748d ago )

Never played Skyrim, but I might get it on the Switch. We'll see.

BizarroUltraman2748d ago

I bought Skyrim on Xbox One, just made no sense for me on PS4 Pro. with less mods.

_-EDMIX-_2748d ago

I already own Skyrim on PC.

I bought it launch day. So I've already used a majority of the mods for years now I simply wanted to play it on my PlayStation 4.

I'm not building a new PC to play the same game lol Even if I did build a new pc down the road I just didn't see me buying the Skyrim remaster on PC considering with mods the regular version would still hold up anyway.

I might buy Skyrim on the switch later down the line when it's a lower price but I'm not sure how much Skyrim I have left in me lol