Read Nintendo UK general manager's first interview in this week's MCV Switch special

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We're only a week away from the launch of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo UK general manager Nicolas Wegnez chose MCV to talk about the release of the much-awaited console. In an extended interview, he discusses every aspect of the Nintendo Switch, from its impact on the UK market to third-party partnerships.

This week's MCV is actually all about the Switch, with three pages of details on the launch line-up, plus all the best Switch accessories and merchandise detailed.

Senior associate producer Alan Costa also discusses how NIS America is bringing Disgaea 5 to the Switch this May in a ‘Complete' edition.

Elsewhere, we talk to Amazon's Rob Pulciani and Jagex's Mark Ogilvie about the release of RuneScape on Amazon's voice-based Alexa engine.

The latest digital edition can beread herefor free

The full contents of this week's issue are below:

  • NEWS: Nintendo: No Day One shortage of Switch
  • NEWS: Nintendo Classic Mini NES production ‘continues'
  • NEWS: Audio games gaining momentum, says Amazon
  • BIG RELEASES: Horizon Zero Dawn and The Walking Dead-The Telltale Series: A New Frontier headline this week's big games
  • THE BIG INTERVIEW: In his first interview since taking charge at Nintendo UK last year, general manager Nicolas Wegnez speaks to MCV on the dawn of a new era for the company
  • NINTENDO SWITCH GAMES: The Switch's launch line-up is an exercise in quality over quantity – here's everything you need to know about the five games coming to retail on March 3rd
  • AMAZON ALEXA: With millions of Alexa devices now in the hands of consumers, could the Amazon Echo be the next big gaming platform?
  • DISGAEA 5 COMPLETE: NIS America talks about Disgaea 5 coming to the Switch this May
  • INSIGHT: With Amiibo getting a boost from the Switch launch, Klosters Trading Corporation's Lutz Muller argues that the toys-to-life market segment is far from dead
  • PLUS! BAFTA appoints first VP of games, For Honor tops the UK weekly charts, Nintendo Switch merchandise range and more