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Nintendo Switch

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The Nintendo Switch console in various forms
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Creator(s) Nintendo
Release date(s) March 3rd, 2017 (Nintendo Switch)
September 20, 2019 (Nintendo Switch Lite)
October 8, 2021 (OLED model)
Console chronology
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The Nintendo Switch is an eighth-generation home console system released worldwide on March 3rd, 2017. It is the successor to the Wii U and is currently the newest home console from Nintendo.

The main selling point of the Switch is its versatility, advertised as a console that can be moved easily between TV mode, tabletop mode, and handheld mode. The controllers, known as the Joy-Con, comes in a pair and can also be played in various different ways, including being split for multiplayer use, or attached to the Switch itself in handheld mode. It also has a news channel on the console for news and posts related to Nintendo Switch games.

Varieties[edit]

In addition to the standard Nintendo Switch, there are also the following variants:

  • Nintendo Switch Lite - Released on September 2019, this version plays strictly as a handheld device and cannot connect to a TV screen. It also eschews detachable Joy-Con in favor of buttons on the console itself, and replaces the arrow buttons with a + Directional Pad.
  • Nintendo Switch (OLED model) - Released on October 2021, this version features a wider 7-inch OLED display, 64GB of internal storage, a wide adjustable stand for tabletop mode, and enhanced audio. It also comes bundled with a new dock, featuring a built-in wired LAN port.

amiibo compatibility[edit]

The Nintendo Switch, like the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS before it, is compatible with amiibo. To activate an amiibo figurine in a given game, the player must first be prompted by the game itself, then place the amiibo base-down onto the joystick of the Joy-Con (R). This will have various effects, based on the amiibo used, and the game being played.

An example would be the bronze Kirby statue in Super Kirby Clash, which gives Fragments when an amiibo is scanned in.

Profile icons[edit]

Since the launch of the Nintendo Switch, users have been able to make profiles with avatars representing various video game characters. On March 12th/13th, 2018, the Nintendo Switch updated to version 5.0.0, which added a number of Kirby series characters as avatars to choose from. These include the following:

Nintendo Switch Online[edit]

An update on February 28th, 2022 added a Missions & Rewards section where players can earn Platinum Points from weekly tasks or redeem them for icon elements, each divided into "Characters", "Backgrounds", and "Frames". A "Character" element must be used in order to create an icon. "Character" elements cost 10 Platinum Points, while "Background" and "Frame" elements cost 5 Platinum Points. Each month features one game with their own icon elements, as well as a Animal Crossing: New Horizons section that feature villagers whose birthday is the current month.[1]

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

From April 7th, 2022 to May 5th, 2022, 80 icon elements pertaining to Kirby and the Forgotten Land were available to the service as a "special reward", with the icons being changed every Thursday.

Week 1 (April 7, 2022 - April 14, 2022)
Characters
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Kirby.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Bandana Waddle Dee.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Meta Knight.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - King Dedede.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Volcano Fire.png
Kirby Bandana Waddle Dee Meta Knight King Dedede Volcano Fire Kirby
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Sword.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Car Mouth.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Awoofy.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Wild Frosty.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Captured Waddle Dee.png
Sword Kirby Car Mouth Kirby Awoofy Wild Frosty Captured Waddle Dee
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Kirby Burger.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Waddle Dee.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Poppy Bros. Jr..png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Frosty Ice.png
Kirby Burger Waddle Dee Poppy Bros. Jr. Frosty Ice
Backgrounds
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Background 1 - Point of Arrival.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Background 2 - Waddle Dee Town.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Background 3.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Background 4 - Natural Plains icon.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Background 5 - Everbay Coast icon.png
Point of Arrival Waddle Dee Town Red painted pattern Natural Plains icon Everbay Coast icon
Frames
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Frame 1.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Frame 2.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Frame 3.png
Yellow band with star at bottom-center Red background with various stars and white band Green background with various stars and white band
Week 2 (April 14, 2022 - April 21, 2022)
Characters
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Character - Kirby.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Character - Ranger.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Character - Waddle Dee Café Kirby.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Character - Ring Mouth.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Character - Bernard.png
Kirby Ranger Kirby Kirby in his Waddle Dee Café outfit Ring Mouth Kirby Bernard
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Character - Buffahorn.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Character - Café-Staff Waddle Dee.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Character - Car.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Character - Sillydillo.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Character - King Dedede.png
Buffahorn Café-Staff Waddle Dee Car Sillydillo King Dedede laying on grass
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Character - Arch Mouth.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Bandana Waddle Dee.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Meta Knight.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - King Dedede.png
Arch Mouth Bandana Waddle Dee
Repeat from Week 1
Meta Knight
Repeat from Week 1
King Dedede
Repeat from Week 1
Backgrounds
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Background 1 - Downtown Grassland.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Background 2 - A Trip to Alivel Mall.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Background 3.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Background 4 - Wondaria Remains icon.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Background 5 - Winter Horns icon.png
Downtown Grassland A Trip to Alivel Mall White background with various stars and white bands Wondaria Remains icon Winter Horns icon
Frames
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Frame 1.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Frame 2.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 2 - Frame 3.png
Blue band with star at bottom-center Yellow background with various stars and white band Orange-gradient background with spiky green band
Week 3 (April 21, 2022 - April 28, 2022)
Characters
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Character - Kirby.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Character - Drill.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Character - Crash.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Character - Cone Mouth.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Character - Bomb.png
Kirby Drill Kirby Crash Kirby Cone Mouth Kirby Bomb Kirby
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Character - Digguh.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Character - Waddle Dee.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Character - Maxim Tomato.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Character - Ranger.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Character - Usher Waddle Dee.png
Digguh Waddle Dee Maxim Tomato Ranger Kirby Usher Waddle Dee
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Character - Corori.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Bandana Waddle Dee.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Meta Knight.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - King Dedede.png
Corori Bandana Waddle Dee
Repeat from Week 1
Meta Knight
Repeat from Week 1
King Dedede
Repeat from Week 1
Backgrounds
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Background 1 - Abandoned Beach.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Background 2 - The Wondaria Dream Parade.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Background 3.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Background 4 - Originull Wasteland icon.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Background 5 - Redgar Forbidden Lands icon.png
Abandoned Beach The Wondaria Dream Parade Green painted pattern Originull Wasteland icon Redgar Forbidden Lands icon
Frames
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Frame 1.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Frame 2.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 3 - Frame 3.png
Magenta band with star at bottom-center Cyan background with various stars and white band Blue-gradient background with spiky orange band
Week 4 (April 28, 2022 - May 5, 2022)
Characters
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Character - Kirby.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Character - Elfilin.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Character - Dragon Fire.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Character - Sleep.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Character - Vending Mouth.png
Kirby Elfilin Dragon Fire Kirby Sleep Kirby Vending Mouth Kirby
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Character - Clawroline.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Character - Weapons-Shop Waddle Dee.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Character - Car-Mouth Cake.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Character - Wise Waddle Dee.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Character - Gnawcodile.png
Clawroline Weapons-Shop Waddle Dee Car-Mouth Cake Wise Waddle Dee Gnawcodile
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Character - Fleurina.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Character - Primal Awoofy.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Bandana Waddle Dee.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - Meta Knight.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 1 - Character - King Dedede.png
Fleurina Primal Awoofy Bandana Waddle Dee
Repeat from Week 1
Meta Knight
Repeat from Week 1
King Dedede
Repeat from Week 1
Backgrounds
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Background 1 - Northeast Frost Street.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Background 2 - Alivel Mall (Staff Side).png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Background 3 - Car artwork.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Background 4 - Lab Discovera icon.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Background 5 - Waddle Dee Town icon.png
Northeast Frost Street Alivel Mall (Staff Side) Artwork of a car Lab Discovera icon Waddle Dee Town icon
Frames
NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Frame 1.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Frame 2.png NSO KatFL April 2022 Week 4 - Frame 3.png
Green band with star at bottom-center Colorful background with black band Purple-gradient background with spiky magenta band

Kirby games[edit]

NES: Nintendo Switch Online[edit]

February 13, 2019[edit]

SNES: Nintendo Switch Online[edit]

September 4, 2019[edit]

December 12, 2019[edit]

Nintendo 64: Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack[edit]

May 20, 2022[edit]

Other games featuring Kirby characters[edit]

References