Formerly known as the NX, the new machine can be played at home and while on the go
Nintendo have revealed their latest games console, the Nintendo Switch.
Previously known as the ‘NX’, the new console has long been anticipated as Nintendo’s concerted attempt to catch up with Sony and Microsoft’s dominance in the gaming market. Many commentators have linked the overwhelming success of Pokémon GO with the excitement that has surrounded the launch.
The Switch was officially launched earlier today (October 20), with the first look at the new Nintendo console arriving in the form of a trailer, which you can see below. As Trusted Reviews reports, the Switch will enable players to immerse themselves in the console experience at both home and while on the go, with the Switch’s portability a key USP. The console will double up as a handheld and a traditional home gaming device (where the console will sit in the Nintendo Switch Dock), with detachable Joy-Con controllers enabling multiplayer gaming whenever and wherever.
New games for the Switch that are featured in the introductory video include Skyrim, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and NBA 2k, while an as-yet-untitled Super Mario game will also be made available.
Watch the trailer for the new Nintendo console below.
“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of Nintendo of America, said in a statement. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”
The Nintendo Switch will be released worldwide in March 2017, with a specific date yet to be confirmed.