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Why Nintendo is making Switch game cartridges taste terrible

March 6, 2017 9:58 AM
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Why Nintendo is making Switch game cartridges taste terrible

Nintendo has confirmed its Switch games are coated in chemicals to deter gamers from eating them.

The tech giant has coated the memory cards in horrible-tasting chemicals, the company has confirmed.

“To avoid the possibility of accidental ingestion, keep the game card away from young children," Nintendo told Kotaku.

"A bittering agent (Denatonium Benzoate) has also been applied to the game card.

The bittering agent in question is denatonium benzoate - the most bitter chemical compound ever known to man.

This means anybody who fancies licking, tasting or eating them will find themselves undergoing a dreadful experience.

The chemical is similar to those used to stop people biting their nails by making them taste horrible.

The package will include the main console, the Joy-Con controllers, a Joy-Con grip (to which two Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller), a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock (which holds the main console and connects it to a TV), a HDMI cable and an AC adapter.

Two stylish versions of the console will be released: a version with a set of grey Joy-Con, and a version with one neon blue and one neon red Joy-Con.

There are three play modes so you can use the console in different ways depending on where you are and how you want to connect.

Hook up the console to your TV to enjoy hours of fun on a big screen or switch to tablet mode for a more personal experience.

There is a prop-up stand attached to the console so you can lay it out and play with full view.

Players also have the option to play on the go as it transforms to a hand held device.

Players get two Joy-Cons in the box which you can use in each hand or together as one games controller - attach them both using the grip included in the box.

You can also attach the controllers to each side of the console and play that way.

Up to 8 consoles can be connected at one time, using a WiFi connection.

Discover more than 100 puzzle-filled shrines, plus a wide variety of weapons, outfits, and gear.

The game is compatible with the series of The Legend of Zelda 30th anniversary-themed amiibo, the Wolf Link amiibo, and the new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo.

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It will be available as both a standard solus game and as a Limited Edition, which contains the game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection CD and a Master Sword of Resurrection figurine. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be available alongside the Nintendo Switch system on its launch day on 3rd March.

This is the first Nintendo video game in which players compete in fun activities while staring into each other’s eyes instead of at the TV screen. Choose from Wild West gunslinging to copying each other’s dance moves and more. This is a great game to play in groups or to liven up family gatherings and play at parties. Switch will be available alongside the Nintendo Switch system on its launch day on 3rd March.

Customise a character with a variety of features to take part in this multi-player fighting game. Once you have set up your character hold a Joy-Con in each hand to throw punches at your opponent. It includes elements of both boxing and shooting games. As you learn the ins and outs you will discover a deeper level of advanced tactics.

Play on the computer, on a split screen using a second set of Joy-Con (sold separately), against worldwide rivals online, or with two Nintendo Switch consoles over a local wireless connection. ARMS will be available this spring.

All your favourite tracks and characters are back with some new additions too including Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.

There are also new courses such as Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium. Players can now carry two items at a time, there is also returning characters from previous Mario Kart games such as Boo, the item-stealing ghost, and the Feather, which gives you a high jump in battle mode. Players can even choose to use a new Smart Steering feature which makes driving and staying on the track easy for new players and children. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches on 28th April.

Traditional 4-on-4 turf battles return in this full sequel to the original breakout hit game. Players can compete on the TV or on the go. Whether they use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con, players can aim their ink using motion controls. Splatoon 2 is scheduled to launch this summer.

This is the game everyone is waiting for and is one of the console's main attractions for gamers. In the new Mario game explore his world as he jumps out of the Mushroom Kingdom and embarks on a journey through mysterious new places and new experiences, such as sailing between worlds aboard an airship and the ability to throw Mario’s cap. Super Mario Odyssey is scheduled to launch during the 2017 holiday season.

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Source: birminghammail.co.uk

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