News – The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo’s next console

October 20, 2016 by  
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As rumored, Nintendo’s next console is a console/handheld hybrid that makes use of cartridges. It is also powered by Nvidia’s custom Tegra processor.

The console was previously going under the name of the Nintendo NX, although the official title is the Nintendo Switch.

How does the new console work? When you are playing on a TV, the Switch sits in a dock, and this dock connects to the TV. When you remove the Switch from the dock, however, it immediately transitions into handheld mode, which means that you can take your games anywhere. The system also features a stand. More below.

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The handheld experience is bolstered by a HD screen, and so called Joy-Con controllers detach from the sides of the traditional-style base controller and can then be slotted into the system itself, which allows for handheld controls. For extra convenience, you can also detach the Joy-Con controllers in handheld mode, which will be handy for certain situations. A separate Switch Pro Controller will also be released for the console for when playing on your TV also. Finally, you’ll be able to bring your own Switch together with others, which will allow for local multiplayer on multiple screens. As for when you are playing on a single screen in two-players, you can make use of the Joy-Con controllers, with one controller for each player.

In the below trailer, a brand new Mario game, Skyrim: Definitive Edition, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and NBA 2K17 are shown off. There’s also suggestions that updated versions of Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon are on the way.

As already confirmed, the Nintendo Switch is due for release in March next year.

 

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