Industry insider Laura Kate Dale has been very busy the past several hours dropping new details about the Nintendo Switch. Aside from leaking info of the alleged launch date, Dale another site reported that the Nintendo Switch will support NFC ID cards — which would be an industry first for any existing console on the market.
Essentially the card would allow you to easily download content from your friend’s personal device, allowing you to get anything from new characters to digital games downloaded through the e-shop. It’s speculated that this will minimize the potential battery drain while Nintendo Switch is in portable use.
Although a basic card will be reportedly included with the Nintendo Switch, consumers can purchase additional cards for $10.00, while customized cards are said to be made exclusively via Nintendo’s website.
Dale Mobipicker also dropped details about several upcoming titles that will be launched on the Nintendo Switch in the form of “Directors Cut” Editions. Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. and Splatoon will be among the first to be rolled out as a premium edition for the Nintendo Switch.
All the games will include any previously released content, in addition to a whole new set of extras. According to MobiPicker, Nintendo is working with retailers to provide a trade-in system to upgrade their physical copies of the Wii U edition for free or a discounted price at the very least.
The Switch edition of Super Mario is said to be an amalgamation of previous 3D Mario adventures, described as a cross between Super Mario 64 and Sunshine. MobiPicker offers the following summary:
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.
Between our previous report and the latest details touching upon the upcoming launch titles, will any surprises be left before Nintendo has the opportunity to fully disclose everything?
UPDATE: Information about the launch titles were erroneously sourced. The article has been updated to reflect the source.