Nintendo Switch Challenge Kicks Off Tomorrow!
Nintendo hasn’t always been the most, shall we say enthusiastic, publisher when it comes to streaming their games, but they’ve come around in a big way over the last year or so and nothing shows that more than the Nintendo Switch Challenge, which kicks off tomorrow as @Bananasaurus_Rex takes on an Astral Chain challenge live on Twitch.
The challenge is part of a nine week event that sees Twitch streamers take on a Nintendo Switch Challenge live, then put it out to the public to take on the same Challenge for themselves. What’s the challenge? Tune in and find out!
The event kicks off with Astral Chain, but will include games from across the wide variety offered on the Switch, including Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Super Mario Maker 2, Overwatch Legendary Edition, Super Mario Kart (via Nintendo Switch Online’s Super Nintendo Entertainment System), and Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
The final game and streamer have yet to be announced, so start speculating now!
For more on the event, see the homepage here.
Here’s the press release:
NINTENDO ASKS CANADIAN GAMERS: ARE YOU UP FOR A CHALLENGE?
Every Friday until November 29, Canadian Twitch streamers will launch challenges tied to popular Nintendo Switch games
A new Nintendo Switch Challenge will be revealed each Friday by the participating Twitch streamers, as well as on the Nintendo Switch Challenge homepage. The first Challenge kicks off tomorrow at 5pm EST, during which @Bananasaurus_Rex will attempt a Challenge from new synergetic action game ASTRAL CHAIN. And on Friday, October 18, @thedragonfeeney will take on her Super Mario Maker 2 Challenge live from the stage at Canada’s largest video game expo, EGLX.
Today, there are more than 2,000 games available for Nintendo Switch, ensuring that Nintendo Switch owners can play what they want, when they want, with a huge library of games for all types of players. Many of the games being featured in the challenges are new to Nintendo Switch this fall, including Blizzard’s mega-hit game Overwatch Legendary Edition (launching October 15), the spooktacular Luigi’s Mansion 3 (launching October 31) and the highly anticipated Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield (launching November 15).
Below is a sneak peek at games that will be played each week during the Nintendo Switch Challenge. The list includes games that suits everyone’s play style – everything from action-adventures, to side-scrolling platforms to tactical RPGs.
|Date||Nintendo Switch Game|
|October 4||Astral Chain|
|October 11||Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening|
|October 18||Super Mario Maker 2 (live at EGLX)|
|October 25||Overwatch Legendary Edition|
|November 1||Luigi’s Mansion 3|
|November 8||Super Nintendo Entertainment System –|
Nintendo Switch Online. Super Mario Kart
|November 15||Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield|
|November 22||Fire Emblem: Three Houses|
|November 29||Final game to be announced|
For more information about the Nintendo Switch Challenge, stay tuned on the homepage over the next nine weeks. Tune in and join the challenge!