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Nintendo unveils its hybrid game console ‘Switch’, formerly known as NX

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It happened, Nintendo finally treated us with a glimpse of their latest console, the Nintendo Switch, earlier codenamed NX. Feast your eyes upon what is the most innovative technology in gaming till date.

Do you love it or do you REALLY love it?!

Nintendo knocked it out of the park this time round. The preview trailer you just drooled all over showcased the console with the upcoming Zelda: Breath of The Wild amongst other games on it. And the smooth transition from television to handheld playability was the prime focus of this preview. So it seems most of the speculations were correct, the Switch is a console/mobile hybrid that uses cartridges.

What’s more, you just have to wait a mere six months before the console launches during the month of March, 2017. As for now, Nintendo has been caring enough to share some official details of the console.

Inside your home, the Nintendo Switch sits in a “Nintendo Switch Dock” that it will use to connect to your TV. You can then, as you saw, lift the console right out of the NS dock and it will “instantly” transition into a portable handheld mode.

The removable controllers(also shown in the preview trailer) that sit on either side of the Nintendo Switch are called the “Joy-Con” controllers.

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,

said Nintendo in a press release.

You can place the Joy-Con controllers back straight onto the system or into a “Grip” like accessory, “mirroring a more traditional controller,” Nintendo said. Additionally, Nintendo will also offer an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller(the other traditional controller you saw in the trailer) to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers if you feel the need. Nintendo further added that it’s possible to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together for local multiplayer.

Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like, It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.

says Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime said in the official statement.

Nintendo has also officially released a list of publishers, developers, and middleware partners that are currently working with Nintendo Switch, including some of the biggest players in gaming like Activision, Bethesda, Bandai Namco, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Take-Two, Konami, and Warner Bros.


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