Nintendo Switch Console Revealed


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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