Here’s the first look at the new Nintendo console, codenamed NX! Nintendo Switch is coming in March 2017, and the price is unknown. Nintendo Switch specs, the return of cartriges, and Switch release titles are shared below!
The new Nintendo Switch is a multi-functional console that works both as a home console and a portable device. The portable console has two detachable controller pads that can be attached to a default controller shell or used as individual mini-controllers. The Nintendo Switch will also have a classic controller sold individually. This will likely not come with the console itself.
Nintendo Switch is a handheld hybrid.
“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”
Nintendo Switch specs
Nintendo Switch specs have been revealed by NVIDIA following the big Nintendo NX reveal.
NVIDIA has revealed more about what’s powering the handheld/console hybrid in a blog post on its website.
According to NVIDIA, the Nintendo Switch is powered by a custom Tegra processor. The high-efficiency scalable processor is said to include an NVIDIA GPU based on the “same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards”.
The fully custom software is also said to include a revamped physics engine, as well as new libraries and advanced game tools.
“NVIDIA additionally created new gaming APIs to fully harness this performance,” the post continues. “The newest API, NVN, was built specifically to bring lightweight, fast gaming to the masses.
“Gameplay is further enhanced by hardware-accelerated video playback and custom software for audio effects and rendering.
Switch games will be sold on small SD card-sized memory cards.
While you will surely be able to buy games digitally on Switch, physical game retailers aren’t being left out of the equation. You’ll be able to buy your games on tiny cards about the size of a 3DS game cartridge. No promise that every game will get such a physical release. And no details on how big those cards are.
It has a kickstand.
How long will the Nintendo Switch battery last?
On the go, and unplugged, the Nintendo Switch battery will remain strong between 8-10 hours. Portable batteries and accessories will be available, according to our contact.
Nintendo Switch Amiibo support.
The reveal trailer has some Amiibo in the background, so the system will support the growing number of Nintendo’s toys-to-life figurines.
Nintendo Switch Release Titles:
The below titles are rumored to be available at launch…
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Mario Kart 8 (with King Boo as a new character)
- New 3D Mario Title
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- An Unknown NBA Title
The full list of Nintendo Switch developers include:
- 505 Games
- Activision Publishing, Inc.
- ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co.,Ltd.
- ATLUS CO.,LTD.
- Audiokinetic Inc.
- Autodesk, Inc
- BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
- CAPCOM CO., LTD.
- CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
- DeNA Co., Ltd.
- Electronic Arts
- Epic Games Inc.
- Firelight Technologies
- FromSoftware, Inc.
- GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC．
- Gungho Online Entertainment,Inc
- HAMSTER Corporation
- INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
- KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
- Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
- LEVEL-5 Inc.
- Marvelous Inc.
- Maximum Games, LLC
- Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
- Parity Bit Inc.
- PlatinumGames Inc.
- RAD Game Tools, Inc.
- RecoChoku Co.,Ltd.
- SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
- Silicon Studio Corporation
- Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
- SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
- Starbreeze Studios
- Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
- Telltale Games
- THQ Nordic
- Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
- TT Games
- Ubitus Inc.
- Unity Technologies, Inc.
- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
- Web Technology Corp.
How Does Nintendo Switch Actually Work?
At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.
Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. 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. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.
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