I heard something a while back about the Switch not being region locked, but I couldn't figure out if it was confirmed or just something that LKD said.
I'm really hoping it'll be region-free. I moved to Japan last year, and I really want to play the new Zelda. I can play most games in Japanese, but something really story-rich like Zelda might be hard for me. I can probably play through it to completion in Japanese just fine, but there's no way I'd be able to understand the deeper aspects of the story. Zelda is one of my favorites and I've been waiting for this game since it was first announced on Wii U, so I'm really hoping I can import a copy from America because I really want to enjoy the story.
Discussion started at here by WaruPeachy