Oh. Oh no. The Nintendo Switch eShop is live and… it doesn't have any music. How could this happen? What did we do to deserve the sacred soundtrack of digital capitalism being stripped from us in our hour of hype? The collective internet is aghast, as you will soon see (if you haven't already).
But first, a quick history lesson for folks who may not understand why we're all so upset. Here's the original Wii Shop Channel muzak that melted our hearts and opened our wallets. https://twitter.com/Cystmon/status/837630935453552641
And the Wii U eShop tunes changed regularly, but this is one of my favorites.
See? Unreasonably catchy! It got to be like an old friend waiting for you every time you'd browse for new downloadable games. Heck, sometimes I'd open it up just to leave the music playing in the background. Hopefully now you can understand our deep hurting.
First there was shock
THE ESHOP DOES NOT HAVE MUSIC THIS IS WORSE THAN DEATH pic.twitter.com/OJsc59B2IZMarch 2, 2017
There's no eShop music. pic.twitter.com/0eRN9o3sjZMarch 2, 2017
The Nintendo Switch has no eShop music. Pre Order Cancelled pic.twitter.com/DotC9zI3MvMarch 2, 2017
Then the Wii U eShop just rubbed it in
Just saying: the eShop music for Wii U is the Breath of the Wild trailer music. pic.twitter.com/H09MUigvvSMarch 3, 2017
Lovely Zelda BotW music playing on the WiiU eShop today.Here's what's playing on the Switch eShop pic.twitter.com/DDIl2Q8BiOMarch 3, 2017
#BreathOfTheWild music playing on the eShop, it's so beatiful 💚🌴🌲🌳💚March 3, 2017
At least the Switch eShop has… keyboard support?
eShop! pic.twitter.com/1BbzrSy0kPMarch 2, 2017
We've asked Nintendo where the damn Switch eshop music got off to (in nicer words) and if it plans to add it back in later. I'll update this story with any comment. Until then we'll just have to hope for a muzak-enriched Switch update sometime in the future.
eShop muzak aside, if you're looking for the best Nintendo Switch games to play right now then we've got you covered