Nintendo revealed the true form of the console codenamed NX, to the entire world. On October 20, a three-minute trailer came out talking about the Nintendo Switch, a hybrid home console-portable console that’s due to come in 2017.
The switch is a cartridge-based system that is basically a tablet with a transforming controller. When used as a home console, the main unit, the tablet-like part of the switch, is placed in a dock that will transform it for a home setting and output to an HD TV. It’s compatible with a ‘Pro’ controller that’s more traditionally designed than the Switch controller, which is composed of removable parts.
When you need to take the Switch outside, two removable controller sides can be taken off and placed on the sides of the tablet itself. No word yet on how long the battery life will turn out to be, but as with the 3DS and past Nintendo handhelds, we hope it’s just as efficient and long-lasting. The controller sides can also be used separately and can function as mini-controllers for multiplayer on the go. We don’t have a definite list of launch titles yet, but the trailer showed off Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Skyrim, NBA 2k17, Mario Kart, and an unnamed Mario game.
Nintendo and NVIDIA are also teaming up for the Switch’s internal makeup. Powering the groundbreaking game console is a custom NVIDIA Tegra processor. This promises power that’s on par with the brand’s current competitors.
Nintendo Switch will be available beginning March 2017. For more information on the Nintendo’s newest innovative console, visit the official Nintendo Switch webpage.
Official ‘First Look’ at Nintendo Switch