Nintendo Switch Announced

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Nintendo released a three-minute video that offered a sneak peek at what their next Nintendo ‘home’ console would be today, called the Nintendo Switch. As many rumors speculated, it is a home console/handheld hybrid that uses cartridges instead of standard optical media.

The console has a home dock that holds the system to connect it to the TV to let you play with family and friends, and simply lifting the Nintendo Switch from the dock, will instantly transition the console into portable mode to take it on the go with you.

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of game-play options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”

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With over 50+ developers pledging support for the console, including Activision, Capcom, Epic Games, Sega, THQ Nordic, WB Interactive, and more.. the console looks to have plenty of third-party support.

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