Today, Nintendo revealed their newest console dubbed the “Switch.” Originally codenamed the Nintendo NX, the Nintendo Switch will use cartridges and will support the newest Nintendo Pro Controller. In the announcement trailer for the Nintendo Switch, several different functions were showcased including the console’s focus on portability.
The Nintendo Switch cleverly combines elements of its previous Wii U console, a tablet (complete with a kickstand), and the Nintendo 3DS. In addition to supporting the sleek-looking Nintendo Pro Controller, the Nintendo Switch will feature new “Joy-Con Grip” controllers capable of functioning as a single game controller, while also having the ability to slide onto either side of the Nintendo Switch tablet. Additionally, these Joy-Con Grip controllers can be used independently as two miniature game controllers enabling users to play with friends on-the-go.
Switching from discs over to cartridges, the Nintendo Switch announcement trailer revealed insertable cartridges similar in size to the Nintendo 3DS. Some of the games featured in the trailer include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Skyrim Remastered, and what appears to be a new 3D Super Mario title. The games displayed on the Nintendo Switch are full of vibrant color and look absolutely gorgeous. The console features a 7-inch screen and is powered by an as-of-yet named Nvidia Tegra processor.
In regards to games releasing for the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo listed several different developers that are supporting the Nintendo Switch including 505 Games, Telltale Games, Epic Games, From Software, Activision, Bethesda, Capcom, EA, Konami, Square Enix, and Ubisoft to name just a few.
"Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like," explains Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, "it gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries."
The Nintendo Switch will be released worldwide in March 2017. You can learn more about the console on the official Nintendo Switch website.
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