The Nintendo Switch will finally hit shelves tomorrow, March 3. Today, the console’s day-one patch was made available to those who got systems early, such as reviewers and members of the press. Once you turn on your Switch tomorrow, you will be informed that software version 2.0.0 is available. According to Polygon, this update takes less than two minutes to download, install and reboot the system.
According to Kotaku, the main feature of this update seems to be adding internet capabilities to the Switch that were previously locked for review copies. This means that, among other things, the recently showcased News and eShop are now available. Seeing as the console doesn’t even come out until tomorrow, Kotaku reports that only nine games are currently available in the eShop. Based on a screenshot in their article, those nine games are as follows: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Bomberman R, 1-2-Switch, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, Just Dance 2017, Fast RMX, Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! and I am Setsuna. Other launch titles, that will be made available tomorrow, include Little Inferno, Human Resource Machine, World of Goo and Skylanders: Imaginators.
Some returning features that are now made available by the day-one update include creating Miis and creating a friend list. To add a friend to your friend list, you will need their twelve-digit friend code. Online play has also been made available and will be free until fall of 2017. It is not clear as of yet whether the day-one update has in any way fixed the issues with the left Joy-Con some have noticed. The Switch comes out tomorrow and will cost $299.99.