Earlier today, Nintendo of America provided its fans with a glimpse of its new Nintendo Switch console. After sending a tweet out late yesterday evening, the company formally unveiled its mysterious console in the early hours of Thursday morning.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 20, 2016
Here is the trailer, shown below:
It’s interesting, no doubt, and where the company decides to go with this is entirely up in the air at this point but for the first time in a long time, the gears are seriously starting to turn.
The new console, formerly known as the NX, itself does not disappoint. Proving many rumors right about a hybrid, the Switch operates both at home and on the go. While there is a central console, the portable functionality of the console is contained within a tablet-like screen, with two attachable side grips, dubbed Joy-Con controllers, for buttons and joysticks.
The console can be hooked up to a television for playtime at home, but most importantly, it can be played seemingly anywhere. Once the tablet is removed from its cradle, the Switch instantly transitions to portable mode.
Better yet, the console can be played with friends at any time, assuming they also have a Switch controller. If not, the two Joy-Cons on each side can be used as controllers, turned horizontally similar to the Wii remote. Multiple Switch screens can be synced together for a direct wireless connection for larger multiplayer games.
The 3 minute video also showed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim being played on the Nintendo Switch. It’s pretty easy to take this to mean the Switch might see more third party support than Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U received.
An image from Nintendo’s website confirms this, listing multiple third party developers working on titles for the Switch.
The price is currently unknown, as well as the battery life.
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