Nintendo Unveils the Nintendo Switch

After a very hype-filled lead up, Nintendo has finally revealed their newest gaming console, the Nintendo Switch. And… It’s basically what we thought it would be, but check it out for yourself!



The aptly named ‘Nintendo Switch’ will act as both a home console, and a portable gaming device, that much is clear. What is not clear, is how long it will take for me to either lose each individual controller, or for my dog to bury them in the backyard, oh boy.

The feature of particular interest, however, is that the portable screen is bookended by two detachable controller sections. In the video, the players use these to set the device up in a more comfortable position, and also use them as two separate controllers to play multiplayer. The mock-up from Eurogamer a couple of months ago explains this feature quite adequately:


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The footage also revealed new Pro-Controllers which can be used opposed to the handheld, as well as in-area multiplayer between two Nintendo Switch’s.

Additionally, the game line-up shown in the trailer suggests more third-party support — something that has been virtually non-existent for the Wii U. The trailer highlighted people playing Skyrim, a Basketball game, a new 3D Mario, Splatoon and Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The list of confirmed third-party developers and publishers include:

• 505 Games • LEVEL-5 Inc.
• Activision Publishing, Inc. • Marvelous Inc.
• ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd. • Maximum Games, LLC
• ATLUS CO., LTD. • Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
• Audiokinetic Inc. • Parity Bit Inc.
• Autodesk, Inc. • PlatinumGames Inc.
• BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. • RAD Game Tools, Inc.
• Bethesda • RecoChoku Co., Ltd.
• CAPCOM CO., LTD. • SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
• Codemasters® • Silicon Studio Corporation
• CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. • Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
• DeNA Co., Ltd. • SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
• Electronic Arts • Starbreeze Studios
• Epic Games Inc. • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
• Firelight Technologies • Telltale Games
• FromSoftware, Inc. • THQ Nordic
• Frozenbyte • Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
• GameTrust • TT Games
• Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. • Ubisoft
• Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc. • Ubitus Inc.
• HAMSTER Corporation • Unity Technologies, Inc.
• Havok • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
• INTI CREATES CO., LTD. • Web Technology Corp
• KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
• Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

 

Aside from its form, we don’t know much about the consoles horsepower just yet. However, the footage confirms the leaks that it uses Cartridge based media, which would also incline us to believe that the console will be using Nvidia’s mobile processor, Tegra.

 

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David is an editor here at OK Games. He loves video games, particularly strong narratives, and cooperative experiences. There aren't many games he doesn't touch, except for MOBA's. Never MOBAS.