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Are Websites Reviewing 1-2-Switch?

The lack of chatter about 1-2-Switch is something I’ve been thinking about over the last couple days. As more and more media sources get their Nintendo Switch units in the mail, I’m noticing that when they unbox their package from Nintendo they contain a lot of things: Zelda amiibo, Switch accessories, a system, and always a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. One thing I’m not seeing – highlighted for me by GameXplains latest video – is a lack of a copy of 1-2-Switch. Are media outlets getting this to review as well?


I do know the answer to that. Nintendo of Canada is sending over our Nintendo Switch unit this week, and part of our package is a copy of 1-2-Switch. However, I have not noticed anyone else mentioning that they would be getting the game, or that it was included in their bundles. I have to assume that Canadian media at least will have access to the game, but what is going on with the rest of the world?

Understandably, 1-2-Switch could easily be supplied to media via a downloadable code, although I think it’s probably unlikely the eShop goes live much before March 3rd. The embargo for all Switch related reviews seems to be around the 1st or 2nd of March (according to most sources), and the same would apply for 1-2-Switch as well.

Keep your browser tuned to around the first few days of March, as we will have previews and a review of 1-2-Switch for you all to read. I’m hoping other sources will have access as well. As of right now, it really doesn’t look like they do! While The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is sure to trump 1-2-Switch, it is still an important launch title for the company. I have to assume they want as much press on it as possible. Frankly, Zelda will sell itself, but I’m not sure 1-2-Switch will.


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