Nintendo announces the NX, now known as the Nintendo Switch

Written by Ven

October 20, 2016

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Nintendo has been keeping wraps as to the contents of its newest console, the NX, for quite some time, since March 2015, but company has lifted the veil with an announcement trailer for the new console, now formally known as the Nintendo Switch.

The switch boasts impressive graphics, showing off The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, where the player splits the controller in half, attaches it to part of the console, wherein it becomes a portable screen, and moving the game unto that instead.

It shows popular Wii U titles like Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 being played on the go away from the main TV, while also showing a sneak peak at a new 3D Super Mario title, previously unmentioned. Even more shocking is the third party support, boasting what appears to be Skyrim on the console, as well as NBA 2K16, which is greatly appreciated after that being such a big problem on the Wii U.

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The Nintendo Switch seems to very much fit in with Nintendo’s philosophy on games by adding something new to the table, with a console that you can truly take on the go.

It shows that the split controller can be used by two players for simpler games, while a more proper dedicated controller, similar to the Wii’s Pro Controller, can be used for more complicated titles as well.

You can watch the trailer showing off the Nintendo Switch on their YouTube channel.

The Nintendo Switch will be releasing around the world in March 2017.

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