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Nintendo Switch Console Revealed
« on: October 21, 2016, 06:05:52 PM »




Nintendo has officially unveiled their new console as the Nintendo Switch. This is the same console that they have been announcing games for under its former code name “NX.” As this is still a new reveal, there have been no specific details given for internal hardware, resolution or launch titles. However, NVIDIA is a partner in development and they have posted that the Switch has a, “custom Tegra processor.” and “an NVIDIA GPU based on the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards.”

The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid of a handheld and a traditional home console. In home console mode the system is docked in a cradle that has all the connections to the TV. When you want to take it into mobile form, the controller slides apart to be slid onto each side of the tablet and lifted away. This looks similar to the Wii U gamepad, but has a wider option for how to use it. The controllers on either side can be disconnected at any time to form the home controller and a stand used to make it a portable version of the same home console format. If you’d rather bypass all the controller sliding, there is a Pro controller available that is similar to their former pro controller, if not identical.

The unit also runs on cartridges, much like the DS systems have been, instead of a disk. Other similarities to the DS family is the ability to link units together for local multiplayer. Split screen is also possible by dividing the two pieces of the controller, with each using them on their side like the Wii remote did without the Nunchuck attached.  

The Nintendo Switch will be available in March of 2017. More details, like price, hardware and launch titles have been promised before this time. You can watch the announcement yourself below.



There are currently 48 confirmed developers and publishers working on titles for the system. Some may be a bit of a surprise, especially the fact that Skyrim is shown in the reveal trailer. The full list of developers and publishers are below.

• 505 Games

• Activision Publishing, Inc.

• ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd.

• ATLUS CO., LTD.

• Audiokinetic Inc.

• Autodesk, Inc.

• BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

• Bethesda

• CAPCOM CO., LTD.

• Codemasters®

• CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.

• DeNA Co., Ltd.

• Electronic Arts

• Epic Games Inc.

• Firelight Technologies

• FromSoftware, Inc.

• Frozenbyte

• GameTrust

• GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.

• Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.

• HAMSTER Corporation

• Havok

• 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

• UBISOFT

• Ubitus Inc.

• Unity Technologies, Inc.

• Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

• Web Technology Corp

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Re: Nintendo Switch Console Revealed
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2016, 11:32:30 PM »

That's not a console, it's a tablet sized gameboy.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Console Revealed
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2016, 12:13:09 PM »

I'm actually digging this console but rather save money for the Xbox Scorpio
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Re: Nintendo Switch Console Revealed
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 06:02:01 PM »



Today was the detailed reveal for the console with multiple questions being answered. The biggest of all, the unit will cost $299 and be available on March 3rd. It was also revealed that the console will not be region locked, so games from any country will work on it.

Pricing for the accessories has also been revealed. A second set of the Joy-Con Controllers will cost you $80, with the option to buy only a left or right version for $49.99. If you want a more traditional controller the Pro controller will cost $69.99 and feature motion control, HD Rumble and Amiibo support built in. The attachment that combines the Joy-Con controllers into one is called the Charging Grip which will allow you to charge the controllers during play. This will cost $29.99. A set of two Wheel cradles are also available for $14.99. And finally if you need a replacement Dock Set for the TV connection you can buy one for $89.99. 

Since this is a portable system, the battery life has also been explained to vary by game from two-and-a-half hours to six-and-a-half hours. Up to 8 Switches can be connected for local multiplayer, with larger connections possible through internet connection.

The controllers will also be able to charge separately from the unit with an adapter cable included in the box. Also featured on the controllers is a button that will allow you to take screenshots in the game, with support for video capture coming later.

Nintendo hasn't been known for the best online capabilities, but they are changing things around this time. Players will have access to online chat and an app that allows them to schedule "Play Appointments" without being on the system. Online gameplay will be available at launch, but it will only be free for the first few months, after which you have to pay an unspecified price to use the services. Paid subscribers will also get one free NES or SNES title per month, but in a twist from how the competition handles this, when the month is over you have to buy the game or lose access.



The first of the launch titles is called 1-2-Switch, a party game that doesn't require you to look at the screen. Two players compete at random tasks with half a Joy-Con in their hand to see who can finish first.

As a big surprise, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be a launch title! The long anticipated game is just over a month away to be released on March 3rd. Two special editions have also been announced. The Special Edition will cost $99.99 and include a carrying case for the Switch, a coin, a map of the game world and the soundtrack CD. The Master Edition includes everything above and adds a statue of the Master Sword for $129.99.






You can't have a Nintendo system without a new Mario adventure. The next title will be called Super Mario Odyssey and it seems to include a version of New York City in the game. A Trailer is all we know about it, so here you go.




We also got our first look at the latest of the classic racing franchise for Nintendo, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe.




ARMS is a new take on fighting games that gives you fighters that have incredibly long reaches. It's a mix of how the Wii Sports boxing worked with the style of a 3D Punch Out! would have been.




If you want a full list of all the games coming to the system you can read that here thanks to Game Informer.

That's a summary of the biggest details available. If you want to see the whole presentation for yourself you can watch it below.






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Re: Nintendo Switch Console Revealed
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 07:37:36 PM »

Not sure if you posted this too -->

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