There have been rumors and speculation about Nintendo’s NX project for over a year. Now, the new console has been revealed and they are calling it Nintendo Switch. This comes right after the Japanese company announces its partnership with Apple at the Cupertino goliath’s event just one month ago. This release revealed a lot that we need to know about the console. Here are the facts:
It is portable and versatile.
It is both a home console and portable game because the controller connects to the Switch Dock on the go and then plugs into your TV at home with another option of attaching it to the portable tablet. Basically, you take with you the brains of the entire gaming experience to plug in wherever you want with all of your saved data at hand. It is also capable of supporting multiple players and connecting with multiple consoles for a party play. You can even split your controller and share it with a friend.
It has a 7-inch screen.
When it comes to screens, bigger is better!
The controllers are called ‘Joy-Cons’.
The remotes can be stationary or mobile and can each be used independently.
It uses cartridges.
That’s right, a physical cartridge just like in the 3DS, Gameboy, N64 and SNES did back in the day.
Lots of power.
Even though it is a portable system, high-quality graphics are still produced and according to the brains behind it all over at NVIDIA: “The Ninetendo Switch’s gaming experience is also supported by fully custom software, including a revamped physics engine, new libraries, advanced game tools and libraries. NVIDIA additionally created new gaming APIs to fully harness this performance. The newest API, NVN, was built specifically to bring lightweight, fast gaming to the masses.”
All your favorite games are back!
Thankfully they know how draw us in and hold our attention! The teaser trailer has footage of a new 3D Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, NBA 2K17, Skyrim: Definitive Editions plus more!
To be released in March 2017!
They seem to be right on track with this prediction. However, there is no word on which regions the initial launch will be.