By: Tyler Miller
At long last the day has come. Nintendo has finally taken the lid off of their brand new console, titled Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo released a three and a half minute video this morning revealing the new system and it confirms many of the rumors that have come out about it throughout the course of the year. The Switch seeks to combine console and handheld gaming into one system that you can take wherever you want.
When you’re at home, you can set the system in its dock and play with the Switch’s version of the Pro Controller. If you’re going to be playing on the go, once you remove the system out of the dock, the game automatically switches (get it?) from the TV to the Switch itself for portable mode, allowing you to play without interruption.
The system also has new controllers called the Joy-Con controllers. They’re on both sides of the system and are removable, that way you can set the system down and play with just the controllers if you wanted, or play games locally with another person using one of the Joy-Con controllers. It’s pretty neat to be honest.
Aside from the awesome looking system, some of the other highlights of the trailer were the seemingly stealth announcements of a brand new 3D Mario game in the vein of Mario 64, and Skyrim coming to the Switch! Finally, the footage ended with a launch date of March 2017, so we don’t have to wait too much longer for this system to be in our hands.
All in all, I think the Switch is going to absolutely amazing and a great new way to play games. I was expecting Nintendo to disappoint me, but boy did I underestimate them this time. If I have the money and they bring the games, I definitely would like to get one of these for myself.