The PowerSwitch – Before the Nintendo Switch Event – Episode 2

TODAY on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: Where gaming enthusiasts stand before the upcoming Nintendo Switch event, potential changes in primarily handheld or console-based Nintendo franchises, why Switch being underpowered does not matter, a Virtual Console renaissance and using past save files, the Switch’s launch and first-year game lineup, and Peter’s top five games of 2016

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  • (1:27) – Main Topic: Before the Nintendo Switch Event
    • What We Still Need to See
    • What to Expect at the Event
    • Big Boss Predictions
      • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch will have three new characters: Ice Climbers, Inkling, Rayman
      • Nintendo will launch a branded eSports initiative, much like Capcom’s Pro Tour, in an effort to centralize tournament sponsorships and even host their own tournaments
      • Overwatch for Nintendo Switch will be announced at event, for launch this year
  • (19:01) – Caller: DjMiniboss (Illinois)
    • The divide between traditionally portable and console Nintendo franchises
  • (25:59) – Caller: Matt (New Jersey)
    • Nintendo Switch is underpowered (and that’s not what matters)
    • Big Boss Prediction: We will see a Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon Sun/Moon featuring a walk cycle animation for Pokémon that follow the player around
  • (39:26) – Caller: ZeroRanma (Colorado)
    • Improving Virtual Console on Nintendo Switch
    • Big Boss Prediction: Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn will be playable in some way on Nintendo Switch, with save files compatible with each other
  • (45:43) – Caller: Videogameguru64 (Illinois)
    • Transferring Virtual Console save files from the Wii U
  • (49:32) – Caller: Max (Florida)
    • The launch line up and first year of Nintendo Switch
    • Big Boss Prediction: Retro Studios’ new project is shown and it is a 2D Metroid game
    • Kiefer Prediction: This 2D Metroid game is scheduled to release in fall 2017
  • (59:11) – Peter’s Top 5 Games of 2016
    • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice
    • INSIDE
    • Pokémon Sun/Moon
    • Final Fantasy XV
    • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • (1:03:43) – Outro


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Peter Spezia

Editor-in-Chief at Rhymes With Asia
Speaking into a microphone about nerd culture is a passion project for Peter Spezia, formerly known as SMYNYouko. Peter has been an Internet broadcaster since 2007, with past shows including Show Me Your News and WTF, Pokémon. His latest ventures include hosting The PowerSwitch - gaming's call-in talk radio show - and writing for A University of Michigan alum, Peter lives in the Great Lakes State with his wife Rachel as he works in video production for FCA US LLC. When he isn't keeping track of the latest video game industry news, Peter is either playing the guitar or staying fit.