Nintendo Switch – The mobility of a handheld with the power of a home gaming system

Nintendo Switch

Well! Colour me Excited! Impressed! The Nintendo Switch was revealed today – and I want one now! With what looked like a new Mario 3D game, new Mario Kart, more Splatoon and more, the Nintendo Switch is coming March 2017.

Featuring a dock for playing on the TV and portability to allow gaming on the go, the Switch was thoroughly shown off in a 3 minute video that did a great job of showing Nintendo fans around the world just what it can do. Detachable controllers, various multi-player options, cartridge based games and a whole host of 3rd party support (just look at the list below) come together for the Nintendo Switch.

What do you think? Is the Nintendo Switch all you hoped for and more? Or are you disappointed? Will you be pre-ordering as soon as possible, or holding out for some hands on time before handing over the cash? Let us know in the comments below.

You can check out the reveal trailer right here

and read the official Press Release from Nintendo UK here

NINTENDO SWITCH WORLD PREMIERE DEMONSTRATES NEW ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCES FROM A HOME GAMING SYSTEM

Detachable controllers reinvent gaming

20th October, 2016 – In an introductory video released today at http://www.nintendo-europe.com/nintendoswitch, Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system and revealed that it is called Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing single-player and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.

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.

“With this first look at Nintendo Switch, I hope fans are already imagining the possibilities of having the freedom to play when, where, and how they want to,” said Satoru Shibata, president of Nintendo of Europe. “Our teams at Nintendo, and many other developers, are all working hard to create new and unique experiences, and we look forward to showing you more.”

Developers can design their games supporting a variety of play styles which gives gamers the freedom to choose an experience that best suits them. Some of the publishers, developers and middleware partners announcing support for Nintendo Switch are as follows:

  • • 505 Games
  • • Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • • ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co.,Ltd.
  • • ATLUS CO.,LTD.
  • • Audiokinetic Inc.
  • • Autodesk, Inc
  • • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • • Bethesda
  • • CAPCOM CO., LTD.
  • • Codemasters®
  • • CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
  • • DeNA Co., Ltd.
  • • Electronic Arts
  • • Epic Games Inc.
  • • Firelight Technologies
  • • FromSoftware, Inc.
  • • Frozenbyte
  • • GameTrust
  • • GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.
  • • Gungho Online Entertainment,Inc
  • • HAMSTER Corporation
  • • Havok
  • • INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
  • • KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
  • • Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
  • • LEVEL-5 Inc.
  • • Marvelous Inc.
  • • Maximum Games, LLC
  • • Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
  • • Parity Bit Inc.
  • • PlatinumGames Inc.
  • • RAD Game Tools, Inc.
  • • RecoChoku Co.,Ltd.
  • • SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
  • • Silicon Studio Corporation
  • • Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
  • • SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
  • • Starbreeze Studios
  • • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
  • • Telltale Games
  • • THQ Nordic
  • • Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
  • • TT Games
  • • UBISOFT
  • • Ubitus Inc.
  • • Unity Technologies, Inc.
  • • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • • Web Technology Corp.

Today’s video incorporated short glimpses of representative gameplay to demonstrate the liberating nature of the Nintendo Switch home gaming system. Full game demonstrations, the list of launch window titles, as well as launch date, product configuration and related specifics will be shown and announced prior to the March launch.

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