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Video game releases for March 2017

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Here are some of the big video game releases for the month of March 2017. Be sure to check out the list we put together of our most anticipated games of 2017 and subscribe to Polygon's YouTube channel for tons of gaming videos. Also, here are the free games you get with your Xbox Live Gold subscription this month. Additionally, here's what is coming to your favorite video streaming services and here's what is leaving in March. What are you looking forward to playing? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments. Note: This is not a comprehensive list of releases and only games with specific dates are listed below. Some games are announced for March but have no firm release date. Mar. 3: Nintendo Switch — Nintendo's newest hardware is a console/portable hybrid...

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Snipperclips is now a Nintendo Switch launch title

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Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! is a co-op puzzle game Nintendo had previously announced as a launch-window title, but has now confirmed will be available at the system’s launch on March 3. “Available exclusively in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch for $19.99, the charming game features three main game modes,” the announcement states. “Grab a friend or go it alone in World mode, or invite some more friends who can make the cut and play Party mode or the fast-paced Blitz mode with two to four players.” There will also be a free demo available on day one if you’d like to try it, because it can be a bit hard to describe. “Cut paper characters into new shapes to solve dynamic puzzles and play activities in a wonderfully creative and imaginative world!” Nintendo’s official description...

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Unlocking the Nintendo Switch comes with an Easter egg

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Most people are aware of the main sound effect associated with the Nintendo Switch, but the console contains a plethora of strange audio arrangements if you spend enough time playing around with it. A perfect example occurs when the Switch is being played in either its portable or tabletop mode. Or, simply put, when it’s not sitting in the dock and plugged into the back of a TV. When going from sleep mode to active, the Switch will ask players to press the same button three times. It doesn’t specify what button that is, and as Nintendo Life discovered, if you choose the ZL or ZR buttons on the top of the Joy-Con controllers, you’ll get an entirely different sound effect than using any of the standard face buttons. The standard sound, as pointed out in the video, isn’t very interesting....

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Nintendo Switch’s Amelia is your friendly guide to the system

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The Nintendo Switch is trying something new with how it’s planning to share news with its owners: a fun, friendly assistant. Like previous internet-connected Nintendo consoles, the Switch has a News section where Nintendo will send players updates on new releases, deals, and tips and tricks. Unlike past systems, however, the Switch adds a bit of personality to the News feature. Samit Sarkar/Polygon Meet Amelia. Each of these messages is “written” by someone named Amelia; you can see her portrait in the top left corner of every News item. Each of the updates within News is written from her perspective, as if she’s speaking directly to you. She even ends some of her updates with personal or silly notes (we now know that Amelia really likes cake, for instance). I...

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Pokémon chief says approach to games needs to change if brought to Switch

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The Pokémon Company confirmed in September it would be supporting the Nintendo Switch, and in a new interview, CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara said the company would need to rethink how it handles titles on the system if it decides to incorporate the new technology. Ishihara sat down with Japanese business and technology website Toyokeizai Online to discuss the future of Pokémon, including Pokémon Go, and new games on the Switch. When asked how The Pokémon Company was looking to get involved with Nintendo’s new console, Ishihara suggested that the way the company approaches designing its main title games — like Pokémon Sun and Moon — would have to change if the new console was incorporated. “Pokemon has been about being portable, but now there is the Switch, which is a portable home console,...

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World of Goo — and other Tomorrow Corporation games — may miss Switch launch day

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Tucked into Nintendo’s announcement that Virtual Console wouldn’t be making next week’s Nintendo Switch release was news that just three indie games would populate the console’s eShop at launch. Then what of the previously announced Tomorrow Corporation slate: World of Goo, Little Inferno and Human Resource Machine? When asked for comment Nintendo confirmed, “In addition to Fast RMX, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, day-one digital titles on the eShop will include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2-Switch, Super Bomberman R and Just Dance 2017.” No sign of Tomorrow Corp’s eShop favorites. When some world wide web sleuthing revealed a changed graphic on Tomorrow Corporation’s blog post announcing the games’...

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Nintendo Switch menu hints at media apps to come

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The Nintendo Switch won’t have streaming services like Netflix available at launch, but a menu option suggests that the service — and other media applications — will arrive eventually. We dug through the various system settings on our retail Switch, which we’ve spent considerable time with since receiving it this week. Tucked in the Sleep Mode section is an option to suspend the default auto-sleep options when specifically using the Switch to play media content. Nintendo via Polygon This option is right there in the system settings. The feature, which can be switched on or off, “prevents auto-sleep from activating while media content is playing,” according to the menu. “If this option is disabled, the console will still go to sleep after four hours of media...

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Virtual Console won’t make the Switch launch

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With just over a week on the clock before the launch of the Nintendo Switch, we finally have some details on the console’s digital storefront and what, precisely, will be available on launch day. Perhaps most notably, Virtual Console — the name Nintendo has given retro games on the platform — “will not be available on Nintendo Switch at launch.” While “more than 60” indie games and digital versions of retail releases will grace the Nintendo eShop “this year,” only three indie titles “will launch at the same time as the system”: FAST RMX, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. FAST RMX from Shin'en Multimedia: Challenge your friends to local split-screen competition or take part in online races against players from all over the world. This lightning-fast...

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Nintendo Switch’s Mii editor gets colorful

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Those of you with Nintendo accounts may already have a Mii, but if you’re getting a Nintendo Switch, you may want to consider making another one. The Switch’s Mii editor now brings a wide range of color options — 100, to be exact — for even more customization. Previous Mii editors were limited in its colors, displaying only a range of black, brown and blonde. While there doesn’t seem to be any new hairstyles or facial features, a massive 10x10 grid of pastels and darker colors is available for hairstyles, facial hair, eye color and more. Everything from eyebrows to lenses can be their own shades and colors, paving the way for some truly horrifying, Monster Factory-like possibilities. Noticeably absent, however, is the catchy tune that accompanies Mii creation and the main menu. It’s a...

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Nintendo Switch’s Mii editor gets colorful

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Those of you with Nintendo accounts may already have a Mii, but if you’re getting a Nintendo Switch, you may want to consider making another one. The Switch’s Mii editor now brings a wide range of color options — 100, to be exact — for even more customization. Previous Mii editors were limited in its colors, displaying only a range of black, brown and blonde. While there doesn’t seem to be any new hairstyles or facial features, a massive 10x10 grid of pastels and darker colors is available for hairstyles, facial hair, eye color and more. Everything from eyebrows to lenses can be their own shades and colors, paving the way for some truly horrifying, Monster Factory-like possibilities. Noticeably absent, however, is the catchy tune that accompanies Mii creation and the main menu. It’s a...

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