Nintendo has finally pulled the wraps off on their newest video game console and what was initially codenamed NX is now the Nintendo Switch.
A trailer was released Thursday morning that served as an introduction to the new system and how it intends to reshape gamers conception of how they play what looks to be an impressive library of games that will be released on the Switch.
The console has the ability to played on a TV and then switch to a handheld device for portable gaming. New games shown include a brand new Mario game.
“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America in a press release. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”
Nintendo provided more details on the revolutionary new console on their site.
At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable 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 an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.
Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con 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 systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.
Full game demonstrations, the list of launch window titles, as well as launch date, price, product configuration and related specifics, will be shown and announced prior to the March launch.
The Nintendo Switch is due to be released March 2017.
All images courtesy of Nintendo of America.