The Nintendo Switch Thread! - Bravely Default II Demo Out Now - Trials of Mana 4/24 - Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition 5/29

Welcome to the first post no one looks at! This first post is dedicated to info about Nintendo’s newest Console, The Nintendo Switch! The sections below go over details about the console. The details will cover some need to knows about the consoles, accessories, online services and upcoming games.

The thread title is generally used as a calendar of sorts for upcoming major releases whether they be for a game, dlc character, dlc expansions or any sort of Nintendo related presentation the company calls a “Direct

If you have any thoughts, questions or inputs on how to improve this first post feel free to tell me. Hope you enjoy your stay!

System Debut Trailer

System Information

Hardware Overview Video

First Time Use

Nintendo Minute Console Unboxing

The Console

1280 x 720 Resolution
32gb of internal storage
Supports up to 2TB SDXC Cards
Connect to internet via Wifi and Hotspots

The Switch Dock

1 HDMI Output
1 USB 3.0 Port
2 USB 2.0 Ports
Charges Console

The Joy-Cons

(Not Shown: Joy-Con R has a built in NFC Reader for amiibo)
The controllers can be used in four ways: attached to the Switch Console via the side rails, removed and used separately by a single player in each hand (similarly to a Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller), attached to a frame called the Joy-Con Grip to provide a gamepad form factor or used as individual controllers for two players. A single Switch console can support up to eight Joy-Con connections.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Price for System and Accessories for base model switch

System - $299.99 USD
Joycon L-R Controllers (Comes in a variety of color combinations and styles.) - $79.99 for L and R or $49.99 each
Joycon Controller Straps - $7.99 (Comes in a variety of colors)
Switch Pro Controller - $69.99 (Only comes in black. Special editions for Splatoon 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Smash Brothers have been made however)

Nintendo Switch Lite

There is also the Nintendo Switch Lite available NOW! Price is $199.99 USD. Comes in Gray, Turquoise and Yellow.
Here is the presentation video and a the website to break down of all the differences between the models!

How to Prepare your Switch for Trade-in or Sale

Other features and overviews

Parental Controls Overview

News and Nintendo Switch eShop overview

Nintendo eShop gold coins redemption overview

Nintendo Switch Online Features, Details and Videos

Online services are available for the Switch. The online service is called Nintendo Switch Online or NSO for short. Unfortunately there is a subscription fee ($20/year). The following link and videos go over what you get access to with an NSO subscription.

Nintendo Switch Online Overview

How to get started with a Nintendo Switch Online Family Membership

Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo Switch Online

Titles Available for NES on NSO as of 2/19/20
  • Adventures of Lolo
  • Balloon Fight
  • Baseball
  • Blaster Master
  • Blaster Master (Special)
  • City Connection
  • Clu Clu Land
  • Crystalis
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Donkey Kong 3
  • Double Dragon
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Dr. Mario
  • Doctor Mario (Special)
  • Eliminator Boat Duel (NEW!)
  • Excite Bike
  • Ghost n’ Goblins
  • Ghosts n’ Goblins (Special)
  • Gradius
  • Gradius (Special)
  • Gradius (Special 2)
  • Ice Climbers
  • Ice Hockey
  • Journey to Silius
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kid Icarus (Special)
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Kirby’s Adventure (Special)
  • Kung-Fu Heroes
  • Mario Bros.
  • Metroid
  • Metroid (Special)
  • Metroid (Special 2)
  • Mighty Bomb Jack
  • Mighty Bomb Jack (Special)
  • NES Open
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Ninja Gaiden (Special)
  • Pro Wrestling
  • Punch Out
  • River City Ransom
  • Shadow of the Ninja (NEW)
  • Soccer
  • Solomon’s Key
  • Star Soldier
  • Star Soldier (Special)
  • Star Tropics
  • Super Dodgeball
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Tennis
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • The Legend of Zelda (Special)
  • Twin Bee
  • Twin Bee (Special)
  • Vice: Project Doom
  • Volley Ball
  • Vs. Excitebike
  • Wario’s Woods
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Yoshi
  • Zelda II: The Adventures of Link
  • Zelda II: The Adventures of Link (Special)

Super Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo Switch Online

Titles available for SNES on NSO as of 2/19/20
  • Brawl Brothers
  • Breath of Fire
  • Breath of Fire II
  • Demon’s Crest
  • F-Zero
  • Joe and Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
  • Kirby Superstar
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3
  • Pilot Wings
  • Pop’n Twinbee (NEW)
  • Smash Tennis (NEW)
  • Star Fox
  • Star Fox 2
  • Stunt Race FX
  • Super E.D.F: Earth Defense Force
  • Super Ghouls’n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch Out
  • Super Puyo Puyo 2
  • Super Soccer
  • Super Tennis
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Friend codes

Friends Codes are back for the Switch. Down below are your fellow SRK’s friends codes.


chadouken!: SW-4756-2984-5098
Femto: SW-3785-5686-7097
King9999: SW-2722-8799-3295
Kinniku Buster: SW-0094-9702-6716
Sonic Human: SW-6110-4628-4232
Swedish Chef: SW-3314-0015-9632
Tien Gouki: SW-2112-5397-4040

Upcoming Titles/Announced Titles

Bayonetta 3 (202X)

Bravely Default II (2020)

Deadly Premonition 2 (2020)

DOOM Eternal (2020)

Marvel Ultimate Alliance: The Black Order DLC Announcements
Season Pass Available for $20.00 USD. DLC Packs not sold separately

Curse of the Vampire

Rise of the Phoenix

Fantastic Four: Shadow of Doom

Metroid Prime 4 (202X)

No More Heroes III (2020)

Recent NSO Virtual Console Apps Updates

Eliminator Boat Duel and Shadow of the Ninja (NES), Pop’n Twinbee and Smash Tennis (SNES) (2/19/2020)

Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass
Part One: Isle of Armor June 2020 - Part Two: The Crown Tundra Fall 2020

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Character Reveals

Joker (Persona 5)

Hero (Dragon Quest Series)

Banjo-Kazooie (Banjo-Kazooie series)

Terry Bogard (Various SNK Franchises)

Byleth (Fire Emblem: Three Houses)

Fighter Pass 2 announced. 6 New Characters will join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. Pre-Purchasable starting on 1/28.
1st Character from Fighters Pass 2 confirmed to be from ARMS series. June Release date window

Unnamed Legend of Zelda Title/Breath of the Wild Sequel (202X)

Trials of Mana (4/24/2020)

Xenoblade Chronicle Definitive Edition (5/29/2020)


Won’t be able to get it at launch…but will get one this year.
Maybe I’ll wait until Black Friday.

I will end getting a Switch for my nephew’s sake. He got more out of my Wii U than I did.

I preordered mine at target and already requested the day off. I’m so excited.

Target needs to make up its mind on what it wants to do with my money though. First they charged me, then refunded me, and then charged me again today. Its making budgeting hard and annoying.

Got mine preordered. So hype for ARMS and Splatoon 2!

Anyone planning on getting Has-Been Heroes? Looks interesting to me.

I’m on the fence about it. It’s made by the same developers who made Trine (which I don’t like) so I’m hesitant

the new zelda looks pretty epic

Prolly most excited about Bomberman R

Do you know if it has a story mode? That’s kind of the one thing holding me back from getting it. If it’s just multiplayer I don’t want it.

Bomberman has a story mode.

Ahh…taking over thread duties mr.buster? Godspeed sir!

I’m hype as fuck for the switch! ^_____^
I even bought the switch messenger bag because I’m a huge tool. Lol

also if anyone can think of anything to add to the OP please let me know and I’ll add it.

Maybe information about the online service and console/accessory pricing.

online services won’t launch until summer-early fall.
I can add the console and accessory pricing though.

Probably should add that space to save games can be added upon using SDXC cards of up to 2TB. Probably also mention that the system is not region coded.

All suggestions added.

I want to believe, but my hype went to zero with the Konami logo at the end, though.

Not sure what to expect from a new game. On the one hand, Super Bomberman 2 was a huge favorite of mine and the multiplayer game could be easily made awesome by each player having their own screen and the stages being bigger than a single screen. On the other, I feel Bomberman 64 went underappreciated and working on that base we could have the series fully doing the 3D transition.