After months of speculation, Nintendo has finally revealed its new platform, a hybrid called Nintendo Switch.
A three minute lifestyle trailer highlights the hardware side of things, with various scenarios showcasing just what you're able to do with the new kit. Whether it's a late-night hunt in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or playing Mario Kart 8 with friends in a camper-van, the hybrid offers a range of both mobile and at-home possibilities.
Switch allows players to literally pick up their console and go, taking the experience with them on the move. To combat having to lug a CD wallet around, Nintendo is also shifting back to cartridges, ensuring a unified experience both at home and outside.
The Joy-Con controllers, which detach from the high-def display, can be used as two smaller controllers for multiplayer, or bound together into its own smaller unit for more traditional play. Also coming is the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, a standard peripheral that seems to revert to a more standard position of the analogue sticks.
Unlike the Wii U, it will be possible for folk to bring multiple Switch systems to duke it out in local play.
Interestingly there appears to be a version of Skyrim and NBA 2K running on the system, two franchises that have been absent from Nintendo systems in recent years, or never appearing, as in the case of The Elder Scrolls line.
The Japanese gaming giant is due to release the Nintendo Switch this March, alongside Breath of the Wild.
Confirmed developers include:
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