Nintendo Switch Reveal

A few hours ago the Nintendo Switch was officially revealed. Keep reading for a summary of the console’s features.

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LAUNCH DATE
March 3, 2017 Worldwide

PRICE
279.99 GBP on GAME and Amazon

SYSTEM SPECS

  • 32GB of internal memory expandable with microSDXC cards
  • 6.2 inch capacitive multi-touch screen with 1280 x 720 resolution
  • Battery Life ranging from 2:30 hours to 6:30 hours depending on games
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PRODUCT PRESENTATION

  • Nintendo Switch Console
  • Nintendo Switch Dock
  • L and R Joy-Con controllers
  • Joy-Con Grip
  • Joy-Con Straps with their own LED indicator, L and R buttons that make the controllers larger and easier to hold
  • AC Adapter
  • HDMI Cable

The packs come with two color variations, both at same price:

  • With Gray Joy-Cons
  • With one Neon Red Joy-Con and one Neon Blue Joy-Con

ACCESSORIES

  • Pro Controller
  • Joy-Cons in available colors (Gray, Neon Red, Neon Blue)
  • Joy-Con Straps in available colors

CONSOLE FEATURES

  • 3 game modes: TV, Tabletop, Handheld
  • No Region Locking
  • USB Type-C Connector
  • Game Card and MicroSD Card Slots
  • Online Service with free trial period until Fall of 2017
  • Face to Face, Network and Local multiplayer modes
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JOY-CON FEATURES

  • Independent Motion Controls and HD Rumble on each controller
  • Home Button
  • Capture button for screen capture with upcoming video capture feature
  • NFC Reader/Writer
  • IR Motion Camera with distance and gesture recognition on right Joy-Con
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GAMES

Launch Titles
Zelda: Breath of the Wild
1-2-Switch

In development
ARMS
Launch Date: Spring 2017

Splatoon 2
Launch Date: Summer 2017

Super Mario Odyssey
Launch Date: Holiday 2017

Ports and eShop Releases

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Launch Date: April 28, 2017

Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!
Launch Date: March 2017

Announced
Xenoblade 2
Fire Emblem Warriors

THIRD-PARTY PROMISES
Over 50 companies currently working on games for the Switch, with over 80 games in development.

Announced

Square Enix
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Heroes I-II
New RPG IP: Project Octopath Traveler

Atlus
New Shin Megami Tensei

Bethesda
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

EA
Fifa
Launch Date: Coming later this year

Mentions

We will consider new games for Nintendo Switch and will present them soon.

Toshihiro Nagoshi
Corporate Director SEGA Games CO., LTD.

Travis Touchdown will be making his return on Nintendo Switch…
The title hasn’t been decided yet…
We will have a game that will have a fusion of death matches and strong style, heavily influenced by pro wrestling. And I’d love to see Travis running around in a game for the Nintendo Switch.

SUDA51
CEO, Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.

You can sell the full presentation and visit the official website for more details of the console and upcoming hands on events:

Nintendo has presented a creative and social driven console that offers different ways of using it. In terms of potency it will not please the hardcore audience, but we already knew that.

However, the initial lineup of games seems promising and if Nintendo can secure the kind of games we want from them, both from first and third-party studios, I don’t think they’ll have many issues selling the limited amount of units they’re planning on releasing. Even more considering many of them have already been reserved.

What do you think? Is the Switch an interesting console? Will it succeed?

Source :

Nintendo

Belén López

I’ve been into video games from a young age. I started with Nintendo and took a liking to RPGs and adventure games that remains to this day.
I used to run my own blog where I reviewed retro games I hadn’t heard of.

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