Nintendo Reveals Nintendo Switch, Coming March 2017

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

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Nintendo of America has finally released video footage of the NX, or should we say the Nintendo Switch, and it looks to be the hybrid console/handheld we all thought it would be. Among the games shown were The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a new Mario game, Mario Kart, Skyrim Remastered, Splatoon, and NBA 2K17. Here are some screens and the trailer for the reveal. Pricing information was not shown in this video, but we hope to get that for you asap.

Source: Nintendo YouTube Page

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  • Ari

    Day 1 for me! Seeing skyrim on there made me scream out in excitement like a little girl. Unfotunaltey this happened at work so now my coworkers think I’m nuts.

  • Kazkari

    But it still not competing with Sony, where is it showing the ability to play imported games, lack of censorship and actual Japanese voice acting. I’m aware they probably don’t have any in development yet but they could atleast state if all of the above is viable. If not I’m sticking Sony bar the possible Grasshopper game.

    • Ari

      Not a problem for me. I will have a ps4 pro and nintendo switch. The switch being region free and stuff would be nice but I consider that an added bonus considering nintendo’s record.

    • bomblord

      None of those things have anything to do with Nintendo. Except maybe region locking. Its entirely up to individual devs what they want to bring it over and what changes they want to make during localization.

    • Keichi Morisato

      in most video games, i have found that english voice acting to be best especially while in the middle of gameplay. the issue has always been whether or not the studio has the budget to allow the actors to do a good job, not that Japanese voice acting is better than American voice acting. believe it or not, but there are a lot of Japanese who watch anime in english for the same reason you watch anime in Japanese.

  • Mr0303

    That was a good reveal.

    The name is not horrible. They showcased third party support. They showed that you can play with a normal controller (I do hope they are smart enough to include it in the actual console).

    The gimmick this time around somewhat makes sense with the console-handheld switch. I do something similar with cross save titles on PS4/Vita.

    So far, so good. The devil is in the details – let’s see what the actual games look like and whether the handheld part will hinder third party developers. Also region lock.

    • Miqubi

      the rumors so far is that is region free

  • Panpopo

    Looks great so far! Looking forward to more information.

  • MusouTensei

    I don’t know really.

  • Josh S.

    I had my doubts, but that looks pretty amazing. It’s nice to see Nintendo learned from the Wii U and utilized it to make a portable / console hybrid. Very impressed so far, hopefully it will be reasonably priced and have a lot of games available.

  • Miqubi

    I really like it, looking forward to hearing more about it, launch price will be extremely important for its success so I’m curious to see what is going to be, also this is obviously going to replace the 3DS, depending on how long Nintendo will support it and the price for the Switch I might either get the console immediatly or later down the road when 3DS is completely replaced and the Switch might be cheaper.

  • Brian OLeary

    I’m definitely preordering it as soon as it goes live. Hopefully I can do it on the gamestop website.

    • Ari

      Gamestop has a sign up page for more switch info

    • Brian OLeary

      I know. I signed up for updates.

  • Solbasa

    Well it’s certainly different, I’ll give them that. You can really tell they’re trying to distance themselves from the Wii U with the Switch, which is a good thing. It’s encouraging, but I’m going to hold off on a decision about it until we see more information.

    • Jeremy Barnes

      The switch is basically a Wii U controller…

  • Migi

    Considering its in Tablet form i doubt its actually close to the power of XBOX/PS4.
    For me its all about if they actually stop the censorship and other bullshit they been pushing for the last two Gens But considering Nintendo Treehouse i don’t have much hope.

    • Jeremy Barnes

      It uses a Tegra which isn’t close in power and is terrible on battery life

    • Migi

      I expected as much considering your stuck with constraints like how much you can fit in and how hot the thing basially get’s this might even become the next Galaxy note 7.

    • Keichi Morisato

      it uses a modified Tegra chip, we don’t know if it a modified Tegra 1 or Tegra 2, but the Tegra 2 chip is as powerful as the base PS4/Xbox One model.

  • Jeremy Barnes

    nintendo won’t get more of my money. Seriously, could you make a smaller controller?

    Hey, omg, we put a 2011 game on a tablet…Ohhhh, Hi2u devices that have already done this…