The NX Is Finally Revealed As The Nintendo Switch

The NX Is Finally Revealed As The Nintendo Switch


After many months of rumours and speculation, Nintendo unveils their new gaming hardware, the Switch.

Nintendo has released a three-minute video showcasing their newest piece of gaming hardware, The Switch. This new console looks to replace the WiiU and 3DS by allowing gamers to play at home on the big screen and on the move.

But how?

The Nintendo Switch is a Nvidia-powered gaming tablet that has the standard control buttons and sticks either side of the screen, much like the WiiU gamepad.

However, as you can see in the video below, these can be detached and slotted together to make a single controller while the tablet plugs into a docking station, allowing you to play on your television screen.

A lot of emphasis in the video is that two people can play by using the two control pads as a single controller each. Nintendo is pushing the idea that gaming is better with friends, but I don’t think you’ll be taking it to street basketball games or rooftop parties!

There is a brief clip that demonstrates that all games for the system will now come via cartridge and that is all we know so far in regards to the technical aspects.

Nintendo didn’t release any details in regards to the system’s inner workings, or for example, how long a single battery charge will last.

The biggest issue with the WiiU was its lack of third party support. Many companies, such as Electronic Arts, were disappointed with initial sales numbers and abandoned the console.

The Nintendo Switch looks to change that. Nintendo has released a list of developers that are currently signed on to develop games and software for the new machine and it’s quite impressive. (List after video as it’s quite long!)

Many of the games on show were titles that are already or about to be released on the WiiU. Was this for demonstration purposes, will it be backwards compatible or are these new versions enhanced for the Nintendo Switch?

I’m sure Nintendo will make more details available in the months ahead, all we know for certain is that the new console will launch March 2017.

 

 

Nintendo Switch

 

Developer List

•           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

•           Image & Form

•           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.



John Abbitt

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