New tweets from Laura Kate Dale of have put forth a possible release date for the Nintendo Switch in PAL territories, March 17th. Confirmation of the Nintendo Switch Release Date is like a second Christmas present to us and we’re sure everyone reading this feels the same.

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Nintendo Switch Release Date Confirmed as well as several other features

Nintendo Switch includes an NFC ID card to download your content onto friends devices; eg unlockable characters in Mario Kart that you’ve unlocked, possibly games you own temporarily downloaded. This is their ‘next best’ solution for poor battery life. A card will be included, but new cards will be purchasable for around $10. Custom cards can be bought through Nintendo website.

MK8, Smash, and Splatoon will have ‘Directors Cut’ editions at launch, which include previous DLC plus new content. If you own them digitally on Wii U you can download them for FREE. Nintendo is trying to co-operate with retailers for a trade-in system to ‘upgrade’ your Wii U physical copies for free or very discounted price.

Super Mario Switch (title not confirmed) is supposed to feel like a combination of all previous 3D Mario titles. Control scheme supposedly somewhere between 64 and Sunshine. Some levels will connect into each other ala Banjo Tooie. For example, the ice hub may have a 2D level that connects you to the desert level. There is a new collectible that will unlock hats/ powerups/ allow access to new levels (a la metal boots in 64 to sink and access new areas). 2 Player co-op with Luigi will be possible with Joy-Cons.

Nintendo is working on a Rhythm Heaven game with Nintendo characters. Switch bundles will be $260 for basic, $300 for Mario bundle, and $340 for Zelda bundle with Pro Controller.

Let us know your thoughts on the Nintendo Switch release date and other rumors circulating so far.

  • Dillon Wright

    I love these rumors, but Laura Kate Dale only referenced the release dates. Where did you really get the ideas for the NFC ID Cards, Director’s Cut Editions of MK8, SSB, and Splatoon, and those Bundles? They better be from a reliable source, and these better be true, or I shall be very disappointed.

  • Sergiomonty

    BOOO This is a bullshit article. Laura never said this!

  • Jon

    I love it! They give us Pal release dates and prices and the prices are in dollars.

  • OctoInk20

    Making Splatoon and Mario Kart “director’s cut(s)” doesn’t make sense to me. Especially with King Boo being playable again since Double Dash!!, and the new hair and gear, as well as pants, being added to Splatoon. Smash Bros, on the other hand? I definitely can see that being a director’s cut.

  • jonathanalis

    all of that is from laura dale? Even prices and bundles?

  • Dan0709

    wait… so the zelda bundle will have the pro controller no matter what? meaning there won’t be a zelda bundle with just the game and the console for 300$ like the mario bundle? that’s a bit unfair… i would like to have a zelda bundle and buy the pro controller later … oh well. Also i hope there are more launch games, these are still too few imo, specially being most of them director cuts and not actual new games…

  • good

    i really like the part of the article where you didn’t provide your source because your source is literally a post on /v/ and then other articles have taken your article thinking that your source isn’t just a post on /v/ and now 1000s of people believe this nonsense.

    • SOMEGUY7893 .

      The only possible valid thing is the mario hat thing and that’s not really anything unexpected considering you can see a hat shop in the switch reveal.