Nintendo Unveils the Nintendo Switch

The Big N pulls back the curtain on the console formerly known as NX.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 10/20/2016 07:18 2 Comments     ShareThis

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After what seems like an eternity of waiting, Nintendo finally pulled back the curtain on its upcoming console, known formerly as the NX. Speculation was rampant leading up to the unveiling, and many credible sources had reported that the new platform would be a hybrid handheld/home console.

As it turns out, the reports were accurate, and the NX will now officially be known as the Nintendo Switch. The system will primarily be a handheld unit with detachable buttons on either side of the screen, and when docked can be played on a television using a dedicated controller. The preview trailer also gave us a glimpse at some of the software that will be available for the console, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a brand new 3D Super Mario title, the remastered version of Skyrim, as well as Splatoon and Mario Kart 8, both of which seem to include some new content (King Boo could be seen racing during the Mario Kart footage). Take a look for yourself below:

The Nintendo Switch will be launching March 2017. What do you think of the new console? Did it live up to the hype? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Source: Nintendo

2 Responses to “Nintendo Unveils the Nintendo Switch”

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    xeacons says...

    IT’S BEAUTIFUL! The video also showed a lovely classic controller and the ability to utilize the buttons side-ways similar to the Wii Remote for two player on the go. This was certainly worth the wait! Best part, the system does not include “Wii” in the name!

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    Toadlord says...

    Though I’m not quite ready to say I’m buying this day one, Nintendo did a lot to get the ball rolling for me with this video today. Basically, I liked what I saw. The nod to esports in particular was a good sign, and I’m a huge fan of that Switch Pro Controller already. Honestly I could see it being viewed as their best controller ever.

    Now I just want to hear more about the games. But now I will be able to be a lot more patient waiting for launch with some of my fears abated.

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