Nintendo: Switch launch day “not be-all and end-all”

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has defended by saying it was not the “be-all and the end-all” for the console.

More important than the system’s launch offering, Fils-Aime told , was a continuous pipeline of new games throughout the rest of the year – which Nintendo has revealed at least some of already.

3rd March brings Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2 Switch, Super Bomberman R, Skylanders Imaginators and Just Dance 2017.

Amid rumours of Skylanders cancellation dev Vicarious Visions is now working on Destiny

Skylanders developer Vicarious Visions is going to be working on Destiny in a joint effort with Bungie.

“Vicarious Visions is excited to announce that we are partnering with Bungie to further expand the Award-Winning Destiny Universe”, Bungie said on .

This is amid various reports that Skylanders, as a series, has been following poor sales of its 2016 entry Skylanders: Imaginators, which saw a 41 per cent decline following Skylanders: SuperChargers in 2015. Imaginators only sold 66k retail copies in the US during October, which publisher Activision deemed in a recent financial report was below its expectations – as was viewership of its Netflix show Skylanders Academy.

Create your own Skylanders in Skylanders Imaginators

Skylanders Imaginators has been announced with an October 2016 release date. The US press release says 16th October, which is a Sunday, and the German press release says 14th October, which is a Friday – which sounds like a UK date to me.

The big new thing in Imaginators is the ability to build your own Skylanders, swapping legs, arms, body, heads, weapons and powers to create your own hodge-podge hero. These Imaginators can then be housed in new Creation Crystal toys – actual physical things you carry around with you that interact with Skylander portals. Bet they’re expensive.

There’s a new Sensei toy-range for the game, too. These Senseis can train your Imaginators and unlock weapons, areas and secret techniques. They also have big powers of their own to unleash. There are 31 to collect. Bet they’re expensive too.