Just recently reports emerged that Nintendo Switch OS contains the NES emulator along with a classic NES title, Golf, with complete motion control support, however, it seems that the game itself is a tribute to Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s beloved late president.
According to users at Switchbrew, they have discovered a way to run the game hidden on Nintendo Switch OS. According to users, to run the game, both Joy-Cons must be detached and a hand gesture is required to run the game. The successful activation of the game triggers a small voice sample of Iwata taken from a 2012 presentation.
What is interesting is that that hand gesture required to activate the game is a sort of reference to Iwata’s famous ‘Direct’ hand gesture. Furthermore, the date must be July 11th, the day on which Iwata died. However, given that Switch’s time synchronization is server side, there is no way to trick the system and will work on a fresh unit that hasn’t been connected to the internet.
For those wondering why Nintendo chose Golf to pay tribute, that is because Satoru Iwata programmed NES Golf during his tenure at HAL Laboratory before he became the president of Nintendo in 2000.
in related news, lot of third-party titles are coming to Nintendo Switch and the list might also include Final Fantasy XV. Game Director, Hajime Tabata hinted that Final Fantasy XV could come to Switch during the Gamescom 2017 live stream.
Tabata didn’t mention Nintendo Switch by name but, hinted towards it by saying that they might be bringing Final Fantasy XV to a console whose name is very similar to Twitch.
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