Nintendo have today revealed their brand new gaming hardware in the form of the Nintendo Switch, which we’ve known up until now as the Nintendo NX. While not a great deal was revealed beyond the announcement trailer, we’ve rounded up all the information currently available. If you want to check the trailer out then you can do so here.
First up the big topic, games. An image has been shared that shows off just some of the developers who are working with Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. From this we can see that third-party support is back with a bang and Nintendo have got big names on board like EA, Activision and perhaps most surprisingly Bethesda! Although it’s unclear currently what games the various companies are bringing to the table it’s certainly a strong selection, even if early on we only see big games ported.
From the trailer itself it’s safe to say that a new Mario and Mario Kart game on the way, of course Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was shown on the console and we also saw what looked like Skyrim although without confirmation it’s hard to know what version of Skyrim it was. Perhaps a port of the remaster? It’s also interesting to see Tokyo RPG Factory on the list of names, could we be seeing a port of their hit I Am Setsuna coming to the system?
Away from games Nintendo also showed off an image displaying the various way the Nintendo Switch can be played. While it doesn’t reveal that much more than the trailer did it does give us a better look at the Nintendo Switch Dock as well as the Pro Controller and the Joy-Con Grip, which the system’s main controllers will snap onto. It all looks fairly promising so far! We can also see that the system will take game cards very similar to those found in the Nintendo 3DS.
While we don’t know a great deal behind the technology in the Nintendo Switch yet, Nvidia have announced via their blog that they’re providing a custom Tegra processor and have obviously put a lot of work into making custom software for Nintendo for this system.
That’s all we know for now, but hopefully Nintendo give us some more news on games and the system overall soon. We’ll keep you updated as the news comes!