Nintendo presents gun-fingers, cow-milking, and eating as the Switch's killer launch game

Nintendo presents gun-fingers, cow-milking, and eating as the Switch’s killer launch game What unique games will the Nintendo Switch have available on its March 3rd launch? There’s Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but it’s still a cross-platform game that will also be available for the Wii U. The same goes with Just Dance 2017. Arms, the spring-fisted fighting game is slated for “Spring 2017” so it will likely miss launch day. Super Mario Odyssey isn’t coming out until the holiday season. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is slated for April 28th, and it’s a remake of the last Mario Kart anyway. No, the two completely Switch-only games confirmed to be available on March 3rd are Super Bomberman R and 1-2-Switch. Bomberman is Bomberman, but 1-2-Switch is something else entirely. Remember Wii Sports and how everyone immediately grasped the concept of waggling a controller for bowling or boxing? Nintendo sure hopes you do, because they want you to have the same thought process for 1-2-Switch. Using the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers as pretend cow teats, pistol grips, tennis racket handles, and a bevy of similar phallic objects, players square off in minigame waggle contests the likes of which haven’t been seen since Lando Calrissian and Han Solo shimmied their hips in an epic dance battle. It’s Wii Sports again, but instead of being a pack-in to demonstrate the fun and versatility of the hardware, Nintendo wants $50 retail for the experience. Doubtless there will be buyers if only to have something other than the new Zelda game to play, but is this really the push for the Switch?

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Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime explained to Gamespot why this isn’t a pack-in game. Basically, they wanted to hit the $300 launch price for the console, and bundling a game would’ve made the hardware too expensive. Also, Reggie says 1-2-Switch is a much more expansive game than Wii Sports.

“You make the comment about Wii Sports, and certainly, the analogy that it’s a great utilization of the Joy-Con and shows off the capabilities of the system, that is absolutely true,” Fils-Aime said. “I would say, though, that 1, 2, Switch has many more experiences–it’s a wider pallet of experiences, potentially more akin to Wii Play than to Wii Sports. And, again, from that standpoint, Wii Play was a standalone piece of software both with a controller at the time and without, so that’s probably the better analogy.”[/quote]

You can’t stop videogame executives from talking about experiences. You can only hope to contain them.

Oh good, because it looked like a demo disc containing extremely dumb justifications for their controller gimmicks.

In fact, the cow milking game looked so stupid that i thought it was someone who photo shopped a game to make fun of Nintendo.

Did anyone buy Wii Play without a controller.?

Apparently the ‘hd rumble’/haptic feedback/whatever is inside those controllers is the main pull most of the games are showcasing, so maybe it’s slightly more interesting than waggling. Waggling AND wobbling.