Yes I know I’m late with this news, I’m lazy get used to it. So to get it out of the way, yes Nintendo has confirmed that the Virtual Console won’t be making it for the Switch launch. I’m not really too bothered to be honest, if they need more time to get it right and have things ready then so be it.
With that out of the way, here’s the rest of the news. Nintendo will be doing a Nindies Showcase Presentation on Tuesday (February 28th) at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT/5 PM UK/6 PM Europe.
Here’s the official announcement PR:
The launch of the Nintendo Switch system is rapidly approaching on March 3, and Nintendo can confirm that Nintendo eShop will be ready to go, complete with a lineup of downloadable indie games. To celebrate many of these upcoming “Nindie” creations before launch, Nintendo will host a Nindies Showcase video presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. PT. Just visit http://live.nintendo.com to watch.
This year, Nintendo eShop will be home to more than 60 indie games, in addition to digital versions of packaged games, DLC and more. Three indies that will launch at the same time as the system on March 3 are:
FAST RMX from Shin’en Multimedia: Challenge your friends to local split-screen competition or take part in online races against players from all over the world. This lightning-fast anti-gravity racer is exclusive to Nintendo Switch.
Some additional news about the launch of Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch includes:
People who already have funds in their accounts on other Nintendo devices can access them using a shared wallet that works on Nintendo Switch as well. Once they link their Nintendo Network ID and Nintendo Account and then their Nintendo Account to their Nintendo Switch system, this functionality becomes possible.
After visiting Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch for the first time, gamers can also purchase Nintendo Switch digital games on Nintendo.com. Users can purchase the games on Nintendo’s website and have them download automatically to their Nintendo Switch system at home or on the go, wherever there is a Wi-Fi connection.
So some other good news, both Shovel Knight and FAST RMX are launch titles.