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Nintendo unveils the Nintendo Switch

On October 20, 2016 by Aaron Meehan

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Nintendo’s next gaming system is here, and it is called the Nintendo Switch (previously known as the Nintendo NX). The new console/handheld hybrid system will be released March 2017

The reveal trailer shows how the Nintendo Switch can be used at home and on the move with an instant transition from console to handheld mode. The Switch’s controller can also change modes as you can use take the game’s Joy-Con controller apart and attach them to the handheld screen. The Switch also allows for handheld multiplayer action as the one controller can be divided again and be used by two different people.

Nintendo has also released a press release explaining in more detail how both switching from console to handheld mode and the Joy-Con controller work.

At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch dock that connects the console to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting the Nintendo Switch console from the dock, it will instantly transition to handheld mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on a train, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of the Nintendo Switch console. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con controllers can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch consoles together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

Several developers, publishers and middleware partners have already announced support for the Nintendo Switch.

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As you can see from the above trailer, we have several game confirmations including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo), a brand new Mario title (Nintendo) and probably biggest of all The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda).

According to Nintendo, more information regarding the console and its launch titles will be shown and announced prior to the March launch.

To keep up to date with the Nintendo Switch, visit https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Nintendo-Switch/Nintendo-Switch-1148779.html.


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