Nintendo Switch officially releases this December 1st in South Korea

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China next?

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The Nintendo Switch came out only seven months ago but it is easy to forget that there are still some countries around the world in which it still hasn’t released.

Eiji Aonuma, Director and Producer of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild posted a video on Nintendo’s Official Korean YouTube Channel talking about the game and its release in North Korea.

The Nintendo Switch will be releasing in South Korea on December 1st and will retail for 360,000 won according to Nintendo’s Press Site. Other games that should be available at launch are:

  • 1-2-Switch
  • Disgaea 5: Complete
  • Fate Extella
  • Monster Hunter XX
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris
  • Skyrim
  • Sonic Forces
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Ultra Street Fighter II
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Wonderboy

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will also receive Chinese language support, indicating that Nintendo might be getting ready to release in some capacity in China.  This also became evident with Nintendo’s partnership with Tencent, effectively bringing one of China’s most popular games, Honor of Kings, to the Nintendo Switch under the name of Arena of Valor.

If Nintendo is able to release the Switch in China, it will mark one of the biggest wins for the company in a long time and could exponentially increase its userbase by being available in one of the World’s biggest countries and economies.


Sergio Acevedo is a writer at Shigerunews. You can also talk with him about Nintendo happenings on Twitter and listen to his Nintendo Podcast at the Force in Unison Gaming channel.

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