Friday Night Fights: Hype Edition


Friday Night Fights

Well, this is it folks. We are one week away from the launch of one of the most anticipated consoles, the Nintendo Switch. I personally can’t wait for next week to finally get one. I will be going out to my local Best Buy Thursday night to grab my system when midnight rolls around. While I’m sure there are a lot of you are tired of hearing about the Switch; I couldn’t be more excited.

I personally haven’t owned a home Nintendo console since the N64. To finally be grabbing one after all these years – it is also my first day-one console – feels like coming home. I do own a 3DS XL that I have enjoyed all these years, but the Wii and Wii U never really enticed me. I watched from afar asMario Kart 8,Hyrule Warriors,Splatoon, andSuper Smash Bros. 4all released on the Wii U. Thankfully I could getmy Smash fix on the 3DS, but I never had a chance to playSplatoon. I playedMario Kart 8once at a friend’s house and fell in love with it. I just never got around to muster up the excitement, or money, to pick a Wii U up.

However, it seems that my patience has paid off! I was lucky enough to grab a Switch for myself. Now I will get to experienceMario Kart 8 Deluxein all its glory when it releases next month. I will finally get a chance to try out the new favorite IP from Nintendo whenSplatoon 2launches later this summer. Finally, I haven’t been this excited for a Zelda game since Majora’s Mask. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wildlooks like a game I can get lost in for days.Plus, how can I say no to a physical copy ofBinding of Isaac: Afterbirth+that I can take with me wherever I go? I just wish it wasn’t pushed back two weeks at the last minute.

All I know is that the next week is going to be a long wait.


New to Friday Night Fights? It’s easy to get involved!Each week, a bunch of us Dtoidersgettogether to play video games online! It’s a 100% community-run event, so feel free to join in or even host something yourself!If you want to schedule an event (FNF, Weekend Warriors,Twitchtoid), just leave a comment like so:

EventGame (Console)Time (Eastern Standard, please)Your Disqus/Dtoid usernameYourgamertag

To join in, simply send a friend request to the match host! (Don’t forget to say you’re from Destructoid!)Friday Night Fights is a time-honored Dtoid event but you don’t have to wait around to get a game going. Whatever your schedule might be, you can host a game or stream anytime you like by using the Quick Post feature… or schedule it in advance by leaving us a comment with the date and time. We’re all happyto tohelp get the word out.


Overwatch (PC)Time: 22:00 Central European timeHost: ShadeOfLight#2402

Hopefully we can host some Nintendo multiplayer in the foreseeable future!


Overwatch (PC)Time: On-and-off over the course of SundayHost: ShadeOfLight#2402