Nintendo Switch (formerly Nintendo NX) Finally Revealed
Like a butterfly busting out of it’s cocoon, Nintendo has finally dropped the bomb on their next console/ hand-held formerly known as the NINTENDO NX and now announced as the NINTENDO SWITCH.
To celebrate the release, Nintendo even put out a new trailer for the “NINTENDO SWITCH” and you can watch it below:
What do we know so far about the NINTENDO SWITCH
The “NINTENDO SWITCH” will have release date of March 2017 (better pre-order stat). According to reports the Switch also happens to be hybrid gaming system. This means that the game console can be connected to a television in the Switch’s Dock. Remove the dock and as Nintendo put it “instantly transition to portable mode”.
The Switch offers, as Nintedo put it, “high-definition display” and detachable controllers referred to as “Joy-con” controllers located on either side of the screen. The cool part is that you can synch up a game with another Switch console and get a 4-player brawl right there and then. It feels like Nintendo had “Smash Brothers” in mind when they were designing this bad boy.
Speaking of design, the cartridge design is back as well.
Regardless of how you prefer to use the Switch, users will be required to pop in a cartridge they’ve dubbed as Game Cards.
“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”
As both a console and a portable device, the Nintendo Switch will use cartridges known as Game Cards. The portability is one of the system’s most important features; Nintendo’s trailer showed people using the Switch in handheld mode on a plane, in a car and on a city rooftop. Nintendo said that people can bring multiple Switch units into the same place for “local multiplayer face-to-face competition.”
We don’t have a release date for the Switch. That alone will be something to consider how close this month is to the actual release month. What they lack on information, they make up for the number of games they are showcasing in that introduction trailer. We have a new Legend of Zelda game called THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD, a new new Mario Kart and even a new Super Mario game.
Still on the subject of games, it seems like a number of third-party developers have already pledged to come up with games for the system. Here’s a rundown.
So I guess we get to learn more of this game-changing console as time goes by, I mean its a few more months between the release date so we get to discern whether its our cup or if its something we can truly enjoy and not just be hyped about.