Nintendo revealed today their newest console, the Nintendo Switch, and it bridges the gap between home console and portable experience. The console is expected to arrive in March 2017. Check out the trailer from Nintendo that shows how the console operates:
The console sits in a switch dock and features 2 detachable controllers called Joy-cons that can behave as individual controllers when playing on a TV. When it’s time to get on the go, the screen portion of the console slides out of the dock and can be carried around, picking up your progress. The Joy-cons can also be attached to a controller shell that gives it more of a full fledged controller feel. Additionally two players can take control of one of the sticks for multiplayer action and it has been implied that multiple Switches can be combined for increased mutiplayer options.
The console is kicking it old school by going back to cartridges and Nintendo has worked with Nvidia to create its processor and custom software. The full specs and pricing is not listed yet, but with the release in a few short months we can anticipate some specifics shortly.
In the teaser video, we are shown people playing through Skyrim, a new Mario Game, the new Zelda: Breath of the Wild, NBA 2K17 and others. We anticipate a full launch line-up soon, but in the interim, Nintendo has revealed the companies that are partners with the new console, with Dark Souls and Bloodborne developer From Software listed in that group. Souls on the Switch and on the go? We can only hope!
With the support of some AAA titles already in the works, it’s possible this console may launch Nintendo back into the major release conversation. Planning on picking one up? Let us know what you think about it in the comments and check out some more images below: