So finally Nintendo dropped the big reveal. They have formally announced the Nintendo Switch (I’m still not sold on the name but never am) which was previously codenamed the NX. The rumors have come true it seems as, from the trailer, the system is a home console that you can dock and then take your gaming on the go with no interruption, and then back home again. The controller attaches and detaches from the system as well as supporting a pro style controller.
It looks like the system does indeed support cartridges instead of discs, has a headphone jack (take that Apple!), has a kickstand, and supports linking up with other Nintendo Switches for multiplayer. Based on the teaser trailer, you could see the following games “confirmed” for the system:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Super Mario 3D (Switch game tentative title)
- Splatoon (new or a port not sure)
- Mario Kart (new or a port not sure)
- An NBA game
I’m excited for the new “Switch” and if this thing has a solid battery life or an expandable battery life, it could be the huge hit Nintendo has needed to recover from the Wii U.
Based on the teaser trailer it has been confirmed that the Nintendo Switch will get you that date with the lucky random stranger in your life… lol. See 50 seconds into the trailer for that… ;)