How and where to watch the Nintendo Switch January livestream event

Switch over to Shacknews tomorrow evening on January 12 at 11 p.m. ET to watch the broadcast. 


Nintendo's Switch livestream will air tomorrow, Thursday, January 12, at 8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET.

The event will be broadcast on Nintendo's website, YouTube channel, and Twitch channel.

Nintendo's got two full days of Switch reveals planned, beginning with tomorrow night's livestream. The company will reveal details such as the Switch's price, the exact date it will release in March, and offer a glimpse at the lineup of games available at launch.

Bright and early on Friday the 13th, Nintendo will kick off a Treehouse livestream at 6:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 a.m. ET. The Treehouse event will offer an "in-depth look at coming games" likely focused on Switch's launch library.

While Nintendo reps swing around their Treehouse, members of the gaming press will stick to ground level to go hands-on with several Switch launch games. Asif Khan and Steve Watts, Shack's CEO and editor-in-chief, respectively, will be at the event to give their impressions of the games. Look for impressions pieces throughout the day on Friday.

Shacknews is already switching gears for Nintendo coverage. Check out the following articles to get up the speed before tomorrow's livestream.

Confirmed Nintendo Switch News

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    January 11, 2017 12:36 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, How and where to watch the Nintendo Switch January livestream event

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      January 11, 2017 2:22 PM


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      January 11, 2017 4:22 PM

      I assume its these YT/Twitch channels for both the Switch presentation and Treehouse Live:

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        January 11, 2017 4:24 PM

        Twitch for sure:

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        January 11, 2017 4:29 PM

        Shacknews will also be streaming starting at 10PM ET

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          January 11, 2017 4:36 PM

          Please have all the links on that page. It's gotten better, but server load can still be an issue. And this time, the entire world will be watching all at once.

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            January 11, 2017 5:02 PM

            We'll add em!

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              January 12, 2017 8:14 AM

              Update: Links to Nintendo's Switch website and YouTube and Twitch channels have been added. We'll probably end up posting a new "Watch here" article that includes those links as well as embedded video, so you won't have to hunt around for a place to watch.

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      January 11, 2017 4:49 PM

      I am excite.

      I dunno why I am excite.

      I think I am excite because I don't want a DS, but I do want to play Mario/Zelda, but I don't wanna play on a TV. I think I may also be excite because I want to play video games with friends who have the Switch.

      But its all speculation. I think most of all, I want to be excite, so I am mostly excite.

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        January 11, 2017 8:10 PM

        Nintendo consoles are always exciting. If anything you get a lot of great first party titles.

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        January 11, 2017 8:13 PM

        Are you excited about being excited?

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      January 11, 2017 6:07 PM

      I am really looking froward to it, and hope we are going to be really surprised by the hardware and the games shown.

      I want to say "winner winner chicken dinner" after I watch the stream and throw my hands in the air.

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      January 11, 2017 7:39 PM

      After getting my 7yr old daughter to try Mario on my old DS, I realize the controls on the Switch might be just as small. When I tried playing on that DS after I dug it back up, I realized how cramped the controls really are. I get why they made the XL version of the 3DS now. (oh, finally saw one in action - yeah the 3D effect is much nicer than the original system). So, here's hoping the Switch is sized closer to the XL for adult/millennial sized hands vs what the original DS had.

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      January 12, 2017 7:27 AM

      (Pardon the Noob-tendo question but) will this have a library of old NES, SNES, Gamecube and Wii games at its disposal, like how you can buy old games on the WiiU with "virtual console"?

      (I've never owner a Nintendo product before, save for the 2 DSes I bought for our girls years ago).

      This might be the first Nintendo console I seriously consider buying.

      I completely missed out on the NES/SNES back in the day (I had a C64, vastly superior gaming machine IMO for the games I like to play). I did rent an SNES once to play through Donkey Kong Country 1 & 2, which I absolutely loved (and still do).

      By the time N64 and GameCube came out I was a 100% PC gamer. Never bothered with the Wii/WiiU.

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        January 12, 2017 8:13 AM

        In answer: very likely. Nintendo's maintained its Virtual Console of classic games since the Wii, so I feel confident the VC will be available on Switch as well.

        On Wii and Wii U, the Virtual Console included select NES, SNES, and N64 games, as well as games from other consoles such as Genesis and NEO-GEO. Wii U offers some Wii games. There are rumors that GameCube games will be added to the Switch.

        So, whether GameCube makes the cut or not, you're 99.9% likely to plunder Nintendo's awesome library of games if you own a Switch. :D

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      January 12, 2017 9:03 AM

      I wish it wasn't so late, 11pm here. I may just wait til the morning to watch it ;0

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