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Switchcore Podcast 002 – We Still Have Questions About the Switch

Even during a slow news week, Drew, Scott and Jeremy still find time to get together to talk about all the latest with the Nintendo Switch.

With some help from the Switchcore Discord server, the trio (try to) answer some of the nagging questions regarding the Switch.

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Yooka-Laylee Makes the Switch

Yooka-Laylee, the highly anticipated spiritual sequel to the Banjo-Kazooie series, has been confirmed for release on April 11th, 2017.   However, not all the news was happily received by some fans as Playtonic Games revealed that due to “unforeseen technical issuesYooka-Laylee will not be released on the Wii U.   Instead, Playtonic will be “working closely with Nintendo” to release Yooka-Laylee on the upcoming Nintendo Switch.

When later asked, in a GamesIndustry interview, if the Nintendo Switch had any influence on them cancelling the Wii U version, Playtonic responded,“No, Switch had nothing to do with the decision. As we have shared, it’s simply down to unforeseen technical difficulties… We can assure you this was a hard decision for everyone. Our team has so much combined Nintendo heritage and we’re huge Nintendo fans as individuals. That’s why we’re working hard to make things right for our backers and with Nintendo and Playtonic’s fanbase over the coming weeks and months.”

To those who backed the Wii U version on Kickstarter, Playtonic is giving the opportunity to move their backing to any of the upcoming versions releasing on April 11th, 2017 (free of charge) or upgrade to the Nintendo Switch version as more information is release in 2017.  Stay tuned to their blog for more information on how to make the switch.

While to many it may seem like Playtonic is making cop-out excuses, we have already seen that the Nintendo Switch is a much more capable device than the Wii U.  Personally, I’m excited to see how the game performs on the Switch and if there are any exclusives features (besides the ability to play on the go) that we can look forward to.

Yooka-Laylee launches on April 11th, 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux, while details on the date for the Nintendo Switch release have not been confirmed.

Welcome to SwitchCore

Where to begin.

SwitchCore is an idea. An ever evolving, forever changing idea shaped by the minds and the people who influence it. So why create this website and what will we do here? Good question!

A few months back, a Discord channel was created to complement a subreddit dedicated to discussions based on the then code-named “Nintendo NX” (now Nintendo Switch, of course). Within that Discord server, a group of community members banded together to talk, theorize and speculate. Needless to say, the members all became very close very quickly.  Soon, Podcasts starting popping up, hosted live for the growing Switchcord to participate in and Andrew, Evan, Chrissy, Jeremy and Scott wondered where to go next.

After the disassociation with that Subreddit, the members agreed the logical next step to take was to create a website, a kind of hub for all things we love to talk about, namely, video games.

So, though this website is definitely in it’s infancy, we do have some plans for where we want it to go. We will be writing editorials, which has been a common theme if you’ve ever participated in the Discord chat. There will be news – and expect a lot on the Nintendo Switch front leading up to the March release date. There will be reviews, but our review structure will probably be a little different than other sites you probably frequent. We’ll probably throw some video content on here as well.

Once again, the shape and size of this website will change over time, but one thing will always remain. This site will live and thrive because of the community. If we didn’t think we had the support of the community, we wouldn’t be here. Paramount to everything listed above, SwitchCore.net is for the community. We made this for you, and we want to engage and involve every single one of you. Look forward to updates on this project coming in the future, and we’ll see you guys soon.