Since its introduction in October of 2016, gaming fans have been awaiting more information involving Nintendo’s next generation console ‘The Nintendo Switch’. Answers to some of the questions surrounding the console were answered during its live presentation January 12.
The switch is said to be a combination of all the consoles before by combining the comfort of a home console with the luxury of a handheld as you can take it with you by attaching the new joy-con controllers to the screen display.
During the presentation, fans got a glimpse of the new games that will be featured on the switch including ARMS (a hand to hand combat game), The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, and 1 2 Switch, which allows players to play physical games without even looking the screen as the motions are detected through the joy-con controllers (which will come in two colors, neon red and blue). All of these titles will be available upon the release of the system.
Some games are still in development including the newest Mario game ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ that will be released around the holiday season later this year. In addition, more titles are making the crossover to the console including FIFA, Skyrim, Sonic, and more titles that are yet to be announced.
The hour-long presentation provided insight into what is expected from the console but there are still some unanswered questions based on the rumors that have circulated surrounding the system. They didn’t mention anything about backwards compatibility and if Wii and Wii U games will be available through the store; if it will possibly feature VR capability, or if current accessories like the pro-controller and the game cube controller will be functional with the system. Stores in Tokyo as of today will be able to test out the console and some stores in the U.S. will feature display kiosk before it goes on sale.
The switch will be a competing console against the latest versions of the Playstation (Pro) and the Xbox One (s). But Nintendo won’t break the bank as it’s price in the U.S. will be $299.99. Pre-orders are available today for Tokyo and the U.S.
The Nintendo Switch will be available March 3, 2017. In the meantime, show that Wii U some love because it knows that it will be in a box in your closet soon enough.