You might have a chance to see the faux diner and try out demos of future releases with the event open to the public this Sunday.
Nintendo Switch Preview Tour
Los Angeles Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. PT (doors open)
Location: Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
*Minors (17 years of age or younger) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The free event we attended had YouTuber and streamers getting a first look at the console and some future titles. Nintendo did an amazing job on the location. It's an eye-catching area that makes us reiterate that Nintendo invest in making entertainment spaces. So many games to try and plenty of time to try them all in our experience.
We didn't spot Splatoon 2 right away so we grabbed for ARMS.It's a colorful fighter where your arms stretch out to hit your opponent.
Later that day we had the chance to play it more in depth thanks to our friends over at World 8, now at two locations. There, we also had a chance to play Dance 2017 and just like it's Wii U predecessors, it's fun and can more accurately capture movement, though we doubt it does.
Splatoon 2's demo was up and running and...we just want it out now. The squid kids are two years older and with that experience comes some upgrades.The ink flies high all over the board in this sequel. The new two gun mode and special attacks do stand out, making it look like your squid kid has gained super powers for a few seconds. Two guns also makes you dodge instead of jump or maybe we need to learn the controls better.
Playing on the mobile version had us constantly pressing the button to realign view, it may take some time to get use to. We'll learn more over time about the game beyond the demo when it comes out this summer.
This simple title out now and going for $19.99 has you and up to four friends cutting up each other to figure out puzzles. Your little characters are malleable pieces of what might be construction paper and you can change each others shape by taking a bite out of each other by moving your body around and making an impression in each other.
In our trial run we were able to get through the whole demo with a partner. We had to sharpen a pencil without arms, connect a wheel to a race-car and pop some balloons. And there's a bunch of different ways you can try to do each task.
We hope to see updates to the game with more levels or another game in the series later on.
The new Street Fighter looks great, the game's backgrounds and just overall look are eye-catching. If you need yet another version of the game it's a perfect addition to your collection or one of the only fighters confirmed coming to the console so far.