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Pre-Switch Thoughts

 It's so close. At the time I've begun writing this, the Nintendo Switch event is just 8 hours away. We'll hopefully learn a lot about the Switch. The hype has peaked, and has hit a point where the imminence doesn't even feel real.

 I've already secured the funds to preorder, and I'm waiting for GameStop to get orders so I can zip over there and reserve mine before stock runs out. Both pre-order announcements from major retailers so far have said that stock will be limited. That's very unfortunate. Nintendo is a great company with even greater games, but as time goes on they abuse their fans more and more. That said, I am very excited for the Nintendo Switch.

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 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is currently my most anticipated Nintendo Switch game, but to be fair there aren't many confirmed. I might end up being more excited for something else after the event, but I actually doubt it. Breath of the Wild looks like such a special game that I don't know if anything at the event could top it.

 There's going to be a new Mario on the Switch, and it's almost certain that we'll see it at the event. We saw a brief glimpse of it in the original Switch trailer, but if the rumors of it being a launch title (or at least launch window) are correct, then we have to see it at this event. I think it will not be set in one kingdom, but many. I'm led to believe this by the drastically different cultural things we've seen teased. When Reggie Fils-Aime was showing Jimmy Fallon the Switch, Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen were in the crowd. Miyamoto could be seen sporting a t-shirt bearing Mario in a samurai outfit. We also see a Mexico-esque area in the Switch reveal trailer. Maybe we'll be getting a world tour with Mario.

 Tonight is the night, guys. It's truly here. I hope you guys enjoy the event as I much as I plan to. Until then, I'm off.


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