Nintendo has been silent for the past few months as console majors, Sony and Microsoft introduced their new consoles – PS 4 Pro and Xbox One S; but no more. Nintendo today shared a trailer of its upcoming console called ‘Switch’ (earlier known as Nintendo NX), which will be launching in March 2017.
Nintendo finally unveiled a three minute video on its upcoming Switch gaming platform, and has proved true to the rumours of it being a console and handheld hybrid (using cartridges).
At your home, Nintendo Switch sits on a dock that is connected to your TV. While connected to the dock, Switch works like a regular console that can be played on using a dedicated controller. The two controls on the side of the controller can slide off (known as Joy-Con controllers) and attach to a connect to a portable screen on the sides.
The same controllers slide onto a grip accessory, which looks like a regular console controller. If you want to keep the screen down on a table, the Joy-Con controllers can slide off and used wireless in each hands to control the game.
Nintendo has also brought the possibility to bring different Switch systems together to make a local multiplayer.
“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”
In its blog, Nintendo has also shared a list of game publishers and developers like Bethesda, Activision, Ubisoft, Konami, EA and more.