Nintendo Treehouse to Host Nintendo Switch Live Stream on January 13

Nintendo announced a “Nintendo Treehouse Live with Nintendo Switch” broadcast.

The new live event will go down on January 13th at 6:30 AM Pacific / 9:30 AM Eastern, not even a full day after the company hosts their Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 event the previous day. You’ll be able to watch the Nintendo Treehouse broadcast live via YouTube and Twitch.

The full Nintendo Switch unveil event is set for January 12th at 8PM Pacific / 11 PM Eastern. You can watch that event live via Nintendo.com and Nintendo.co.uk in both North America and Europe, respectively.

The Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide sometime this March.


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  1. Anon_Amous
    January 5, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Show me dem exclusives. Although this will be the first console in over a decade I will actually buy multiplats for. It actually offers added benefit over my PC in the form of the mobility.

  2. Pillbugable
    January 5, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    “See this part? This is where the memes are going.”

  3. Mr0303
    January 5, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    They’ll explain exactly how they’ll censor the games revealed in the NS presentation.

  4. AR7777
    January 5, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    I came to post this lol

  5. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    January 5, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    “See this part? Nevermind, you don’t, we’re removing it in the US release.”

  6. CRES
    January 5, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    “See that swimsuit? Yeah, NO.”

  7. darkgamer001
    January 5, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Let’s spend half an hour running around with naked Link in Breath of the Wild on stream, then we’ll go back to the office to remove female swimsuits, cause equality.

  8. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 5, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    I’d like the Switch to be a good system, hopefully it’ll be region free so I won’t have to deal with Treehouse.

  9. catazxy
    January 6, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Just the name Treehouse is making me cringe…
    Whatever, It seems that in north america the switch haven’t started to open the preorder gates, while in europe you could from the beginning of december in countries like italy and germany, thats weird (prob supply reasons). In my local shop you could preorder it for ~312$, and has a 31.03.2017 date on it, but I expect it early for other countries. Still, I’m not about to buy anything before I see any reviews and a big enough games list.

  10. TT
    January 6, 2017 at 4:49 am

    Please, please, please for the love of fucking god please let them not be retarded and remove the stupid region lock. I swear that’s ultimately the only dealbreaker with this,

    Also, fuck the Treehouse

  11. John Smith.
    John Smith.
    January 6, 2017 at 7:58 am

    I wonder how Tree house will find this one up… maybe some casual misandria here and there, some anti GG commentary and a don’t like dont buy request plus a big fat region lock to stop people from importing games.

  12. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    January 6, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Came here to see how many people got triggered by the mention of “Nintendo Treehouse.” I definitely won’t be leaving disappointed.

  13. British_Otaku
    January 6, 2017 at 9:17 am

    I first heard of this while listening to the Daily Niche and respond accordingly to “Nintendo Treehouse” myself too though surely the issue is with how games are handled not hardware is shown off.

  14. larverto365
    January 6, 2017 at 11:16 am


  15. PixelBuff
    January 6, 2017 at 11:48 am



  16. MusouTensei
    January 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Eww, the rancid Treehouse

  17. Phasmatis75
    January 7, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Is this a true story? It sounds like a true story.

  18. Phasmatis75
    January 7, 2017 at 2:03 am

    They removed region locking on an update for the Wii U, no reason for them to have it in the Switch. Which is about the only good thing I can say about the Switch.

  19. Phasmatis75
    January 7, 2017 at 2:07 am

    Considering how bad Nintendo has been doing lately, and how little I think Big companies will support the Switch, I’m waiting a couple years.

  20. catazxy
    January 7, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Good call, there is no reason to go blind and buy something from a company that made so many bad decisions for over 10 years.

  21. darkgamer001
    January 7, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Yep. Audrey removed Link’s top during a stream and ran around with him (on a freezing mountain ironically) all whilst they were unashamedly fawning all over him.

    Which I’d have absolutely no problem with at all, and would actually find funny……if it weren’t being done by the most hypocritical localization house on the planet.

  22. darkgamer001
    January 7, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Wait what??? When did they remove region locking on Wii U?
    Are you sure it wasn’t just a homebrew patch you saw? Cause unofficially, you can remove it. Officially, no…as far as I know…
    I have an untouched limited edition Genei Ibun Roku that I got over the butchered TMS and I’ve been dying to play it..

  23. TT
    January 7, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    did they? I didn’t know that

  24. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    January 7, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    To be fair, I would imagine that most of the Treehouse thinks a lot of the localization changes are fucking dumb themselves…. Seems that ever since Iwata passed, Kimishima seems intent to go back to Yamauchi’s Nintendo… Including the censorship.

  25. Phasmatis75
    January 8, 2017 at 3:37 am

    Perhaps not. There was some big news about them doing it, but I guess they reneged last minute. I thought they had went through with it, it was big news a few years ago that they were doing it in an update.

  26. darkgamer001
    January 8, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I have my doubts, but you do have a point about censorship ramping up since Iwata’s passing.
    The reason why I have my doubts is that more than one Treehouse member has gone full SJW and mocked the people against their censorship. Nich Maragos being a very notable example.

  27. darkgamer001
    January 8, 2017 at 8:09 am

    I think what you’re referring to is something Iwata said, implying that they were softening their stance on region lock for future hardware.
    Which bodes well for the Switch, but unfortunately not for the 3DS and Wii U. Thankfully, unofficial solutions are at hand for those two.

  28. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    January 8, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Is their behavior premeditated or is it reaction to a lot of the crap they get?

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying the Treehouse is perfect, but some of the shit they get is silly. The amount of angst the internet had over a meme in Triforce Heroes was pretty absurd… Especially given that the games actual story involved a witch cursing a fashionable princess to wear a burka and Link had to cosplay (and crossdress!) to save the day. If the game isn’t serious, why does the script have to be?

    Likewise, somethings are business. See: Lin from Xenoblade. Nintendo of Japan doesn’t want Nintendo of America to be seen as “pervy” since the American branch especially is focused on being “family friendly”.

  29. darkgamer001
    January 8, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Couple of things there:
    1) Triforce Heroes is not the only meme they’ve forcefully inserted into games, it was just a notorious one…one so bad it thankfully got removed from the EU version we got.

    2) Whatever your take on the Xenoblade censorship, that was 8-4, not Treehouse….to my knowledge at least.

    3) If their behaviour is a reaction to the criticism, that’s a pretty terrible attitude to have. The world is changing, people are now hyper-aware of what is in the Japanese version, and many what something similar….translation whenever possible, something creative when not. But if your reaction that demand is to insert more memes and go all out in censorship, then they truly deserve all the shit they’re getting. It’s horribly unprofessional to say the very least.

  30. Phasmatis75
    January 11, 2017 at 12:02 am

    It was about 4-5 years ago, but the article probably took it too far then what was said. Sad you have to hack your Wii U and 3Ds to resolve an issue the company should just take care of. Region locking was a bad idea from the start, and now it’s time we moved on from it.