Nintendo Switch Available for Pre-Order; Price and Launch Date Revealed

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Pre-orders for Nintendo’s next generation console, the Nintendo Switch have officially gone live. Nintendo is offering two configurations of the system, one with gray Joy-Con controllers and the other with neon red and neon blue Joy-Con controllers. The console is priced at $299 and set for release on March 3, 2017. As of now, it is available to purchase from Best Buy, Target, and GameStop. Unfortunately, Amazon and Wal-Mart have already sold out.

The switch’s main unit sports a 6.2-inch multi-touch capacitive touch screen that displays a resolution of 1280 x 720. Internal memory is capped at a meager 32 gigabytes but users will be able to expand storage capacity using microSDXC cards. Battery life is said to top out at 6 hours, however, it will vary depending on software and usage conditions.

Nintendo also revealed their new online service which will allow players to play co-op and competitive games online using their Nintendo account. The service won’t launch until fall 2017, however, a free trial will begin with the launch of the console in March.

Check out Nintendo’s full presentation below.


‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel Already Has a Release Date

Spider-Man: Homecoming doesn’t swing into theaters until July 7, 2017, but with the Marvel/Sony joint production set to make truckloads of money, and a planned trilogy already in the works, the studios are wasting no time prepping the sequel to what could be Summer 2017’s biggest blockbuster.

Deadline reports the follow-up to Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing into theaters July 5, 2019.



‘Aquaman’ Gets A Release Date

The swashbuckling action adventure Aquaman from director James Wan has officially gotten a release date. Deadline reports the joint committee at Warner Bros. and DC Comics has deemed October 5, 2018, as a day worthy for the King of Atlantis to make his big splash in theaters. The film will be debut in both IMAX and 3D.

Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman and Amber Heard as Mera, Queen of Atlantis. Details on the plot are still unavailable as an official synopsis has yet to be released.




‘Alien: Covenant’ Release Moved Up; Poster Revealed

The Summer movie season of 2017 is being reshaped a bit. Up until this month, every month of the summer saw the major release of a franchise film. But now Alien: Covenant has been plucked from August and rescheduled to hit theaters on May 19, 2017. The announcement from Fox comes via the film’s first official poster which features the classic Xenomorph and the tagline “RUN”.

Produced by 20th Century Fox, Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterson, Noomi Rapace, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and Guy Pearce. Written by Michael Green, John Logan, and Jack Palgen. Directed by Ridley Scott.

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.


‘Rogue One’ Hits UK Early; Possible Runtime Revealed

Star Wars fans in the United States will want to go dark on the internet starting December 15th to avoid spoilers as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to release in the UK a day ahead of its December 16th debut in North America.

Star Wars fans in the United States will want to go dark on the internet starting December 15th to avoid spoilers as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to release in the UK a day ahead of its December 16th debut in North America. I would recommend downloading the Chrome extension “Force Block” which will automatically block pages that could potentially contain spoilers if you are that concerned.

A possible runtime for the film has also made its way onto the page of an Australian film exhibitor called Event Cinemas. The film is rumored to clock in at 133 minutes (2 hours and 13 minutes) which is pretty average for a Star Wars film so there is a high probability this rumor is accurate. The longest Star Wars film to date is currently Attack of the Clones which sits at 142 minutes (2 hours and 22 minutes).


From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016.