The Nintendo Switch will make its first official appearance in Tokyo, Japan on Jan. 12, 2017 which will also be live-streamed for everyone to watch. Nintendo also announced this week that it will follow that up with a special private hands-on event the next day.
On Jan. 13, 2017, members of the press will be given hands-on access to the Nintendo Switch for the very first time in New York City, according to Polygon. The event will take place just hours after the live stream presentation and will last for five hours. Invitations have already been given out to members of the press.
The only thing that Nintendo hasn’t confirmed about the follow-up event is where exactly in New York City it will take place in. However, the company did say that the private press event in NYC “will further emphasize some of the details that Nintendo plans to announce,” according to IGN.
The live stream presentation on Jan. 12, which Nintendo has called the Tokyo webcast, will finally be when the gaming firm will announce the price, launch titles and exact release date for the Nintendo Switch. Such details have been kept tightly under wraps since the company first released the teaser trailer for the console back in October. The Nintendo Switch currently has a March 2017 release date, and hopefully, that isn’t going to be pushed back come January.
Details on the Nintendo Switch are scarce, with some of the leaked information being left unconfirmed by Nintendo. The latest feature that’s rumored to come with the console is motion control — a gaming feature that’s also found on the the Nintendo Wii.
Last week, GameStop CEO Paul Raines hinted that a “movement-related game” will be more fun for kids when “taking those accessories [the detachable Joy-Con pads] off,” according to GameSpot. Raines also hyped up Nintendo's console by saying that it has the potential to be a "game-changer that will expand the audience for gaming."