The newly announced Nintendo Switch is a video game console developed by Nintendo, which becomes the seventh major home console. As the Nintendo Switch game console-handheld hybrid is official, Here’s features, release date, price details and all you need to know about it.
Thanks to Pokemon Go, Nintendo is truly going mad now and other recent successes, it seems the perfect time for the Japanese company to switch on some new hardware that has been widely speculated about its last twelve months.
Previously codenamed the Nintendo NX, the company has now officially introduced the Nintendo Switch, that too with a teaser video, which will form the basis of its next venture into the home gaming hardware market.
What Nintendo is looking to bring to market with the Switch is previewed in a trailer released giving consumers an instant look into. It has definitely been a long time coming with the company previously announcing that they were working on something well over a year ago back in March 2015.
Hardcore Nintendo fans out of 18 months of suspense of knowing that something is coming, but have no idea of what that hardware will be capable of, or what it actually look like, and how it will fit in the home gaming automation.
Nintendo appears to have taken a leaf apart of trends within other markets by introducing a hybrid piece of hardware that’s something looking to function like a home console, but one that can also be a portable handheld if the user sees the need to game on the move.
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.
About the Switch, which comes complete with a controller that can connect to a home TV for gaming control, also versatile enough to be connected directly to the portable display of the hardware, so that also can be used as a mobile gaming platform. That may somewhat seem like the easiest and the best practices of both worlds for some, but it also likely to irk a number of hardware gamers. That said, it also allows you to share the controller with another friend.
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.
In addition to acting as a gaming platform, it looks as though Nintendo will be pushing the Switch as a media server too, offering the ability to stream and consume media, as well as load and view your own media directly onto it. There are still game developers and publishers who are already working on supporting Switch includes the likes of Activision Publishing, Inc., Bethesda, CAPCOM CO., LTD., Telltale Games, UBISOFT, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd, SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD., and a number of others.
The company behind Nintendo Switch is pushing it for March 2017 release. Price, exact launch date, configuration and rest of the specs for the Switch will also be announced prior to that release period. Definitely something for gamers and Nintendo fans to look forward to for next year. For now, check out the console and some of its perks in action in the embedded video below.
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