Nintendo Switch could launch with Mario, Splatoon and Skyrim Nintendo Switch could launch with Mario, Splatoon and Skyrim
Reports have been swirling about the launch lineup for the Nintendo Switch, and the industry is heating up with talk of new Mario and... Nintendo Switch could launch with Mario, Splatoon and Skyrim

Reports have been swirling about the launch lineup for the Nintendo Switch, and the industry is heating up with talk of new Mario and Splatoon games.

A report on Let’s Play Video Games claims that the Mario game so gloriously on display in the Switch reveal trailer will indeed debut with the console when it hits store shelves in March 2017.

Further to that, and oddly considering recent comments by Nintendo regarding the games in the trailer, Skyrim is also being brought to the console, with a Special Edition port planned for a launch release as well. The important question is: will it offer mod support?

The Mario game will offer a similar open-world hub to what we got with Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy, something we didn’t quite get on the Wii U. Interestingly although unsurprisingly, it will also offer cooperative gameplay, with player characters tethered to keep them within proximity of one another.

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It’s expected that the press will get to go hands-on with this new Mario game at the next Switch event in January.

There’s more planned for the Switch launch according to the report: Splatoon will come bundled in as part of a pricier Switch SKU, with an upgraded version of the first game to offer single-player content and a 1v1 mode.

For more Nintendo Switch information, check out our news hub.

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