Nintendo unveils it’s new console, the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo unveils it’s new console, the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has officially revealed it’s new home console. It is a hybrid of a console, handheld and tablet, featuring removable controllers and a docking station, so that the games can be played in a multitude of ways.

Inserting the Switch into a docking station, it can be played on the TV like a normal console. The ‘Joy-con’ controllers can be used to play the game wirelessly or attached to a grip for a more regular style controller. There will also be a Switch Pro controller available, most likely sold separately.

The controller can also be played like a handheld, simply removing it from the docking station and attaching the ‘Joy-Con’ controllers to either side of the screen. This resembles a Wii U Gamepad, but it can function on its own wherever you take it. It features a small stand so you can prop it up and play it without holding. The two sides of the Joy Con controller can additionally be used as separate controllers, for simple local multiplayer games that don’t need a full control scheme for each player.

3146022-nintendo_switch_10_0_0

So far a number of games have been shown. These include what are likely ports of Splatoon and Mario Kart, as well as the upcoming Zelda and a brand new Mario. Nintendo is clearly marketing this console using its core, solid games, which is the right step in direction. When the Wii U was first released, it was often marketed using party titles such as Nintendo land and Wario Ware, which did not reflect the consoles strengths.

The console features an Nvidia Tegra processor, apparently based on Nvidia’s latest architecture. This makes it similar in style and functionality to an Nvidia Shield, hopefully with more horsepower if it is to compete as a home console. The jump in power between the Switch and Wii U may not be great, but hopefully it will provide a solid base for Nintendo to create it’s signature titles.

Rumors of price have varied from around $250 to $350 upon release in March, with the real price and what it will cost in pounds being as of yet unknown. It does seem clear that Nintendo is not targeting a high-end demographic, but the everyday gamer, with the consoles range of functions being targeted at ease of use and pick up and play.

Below is the full trailer reveal from Nintendo. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

Related posts

Microsoft to Pitch Kinect for Surgical Use

Microsoft to Pitch Kinect for Surgical Use

It's no surprise that Kinect hasn't been the huge hit that Microsoft hoped for, with many gamers seeing it as simply a casual toy made for children. Which is no surprise given the mostly sub-par games that utilize Kinect reinforcing this stereotype. News by Jordan '@JordanVoletic'...

Professional League of Legends Players Suspended

Professional League of Legends Players Suspended

Riot Games have seen fit to suspend two professional players, Alfonso ‘Mithy’ Aquirre Rodriquez and Erlend ‘NukeDuck’ Holm, due to toxic and abusive behaviour. aBhorsen, Riot’s eSports coordinator, posted the decision to the official forums yesterday. In this post it was noted that the...

French Kickstarter game developed illegally by unpaid interns

French Kickstarter game developed illegally by unpaid interns

French videogame Kickstarter 'Lynn and the Spirits of Inao' has been accused of being illegally developed by unpaid interns. Former interns have accused developer Bloomylight Studios of bullying, harassment, and intimidation. In France, it is illegal to have unpaid internships that last more...

E3 Nintendo Hype – News

E3 Nintendo Hype - News

Thanks to E3 I am buying a WiiU. I've been on the fence about which new console to buy, but now Nintendo has gotten me so excited for the coming year in gaming. Sure, of all the games they announced at E3, only about 3 of them are actually new IPs, but Nintendo are going out of their way to...

Nintendo Direct December 2013 – Super Smash Bros U, Hyrule Warriors and Reggie wrestling himself

Nintendo Direct December 2013 - Super Smash Bros U, Hyrule Warriors and Reggie wrestling himself

The Wii U huh? I can’t speak for the community at large, but I am still waiting for those killer apps. Super Smash Bros U may be enough to warrant a purchase alone, but we need to see more promise on the horizon. It is for this reason that I always get a little excited for Nintendo’s mini-press...

The Last of Us: Left Behind release date spoiled – News

The Last of Us: Left Behind release date spoiled - News

PSN reveals Last Of Us add on release date. The other day we got a look at the new add-on for Last Of Us. While Sony has yet to give us an official announcement for the date, sharp-eyed PSN users are pleased to tell you that the date of arrival seems to be Feb 14th. The download will...

World Surprised as Activision Tease New Call of Duty with Screens – News

World Surprised as Activision Tease New Call of Duty with Screens - News

  News just in! Activision to release another Call of Duty game! Who would have thought it? After years of successful titles, and the franchise practically printing money, Activision will be releasing a new Call of Duty title in 2014. The title was teased for a fleeting moment at...

Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas Finally Released

Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas Finally Released

Finally, after months of hype, Curse of Naxxramas is finally upon us! I know I was among the sceptics who believed that Blizzard’s projected release for July meant something like December 2015, but true to their word Blizz, have actually delivered the release on time! Article by Tom...

Dark Souls GFWL to Steam Migration Delayed Until December

Dark Souls GFWL to Steam Migration Delayed Until December

Dark Souls GFWL to Steam Migration Delayed Until December.

Leave a Reply