The New Nintendo Switch Is Confirmed
The day has finally come that Nintendo fans have been holding their breath for, the NX has been officially announced. Now going by the official name, Nintendo Switch, the system is hybrid home console and ‘take anywhere you please’ handheld. Take a look at the trailer that Nintendo released today.
Nintendo Switch is powered by the performance of the custom Tegra processor by NVIDIA. “The high-efficiency scalable processor includes an NVIDIA GPU based on the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards.” NVIDIA additionally created new gaming APIs to fully harness this performance. The newest API, NVN, was built specifically to bring lightweight, fast gaming to the masses.
The Switch’s Controller, if you didn’t get enough out of the trailer, was outlined by Nintendo’s official website stating,
“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 gameplay 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.”
This is all well and good, but what about the games? In the trailer fans are pray to seeing all kinds of Nintendo favorites and some they might
not have expected to see. They, of course, showcased The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but also showed scenes of Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon. Mario Kart 8‘s trailer interestingly featured King Boo, who wasn’t or hasn’t yet been included in the Wii U’s version of the game. Splatoon also showed off new Inkling hairstyles that have never been seen before in the Wii U version of the game.
What might have shocked even more people watching might have been seeing Besthesda’s remastered Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and NBA 2K series coming to Nintendo consoles. Nintendo may have finally created a console third party developers would be eager to work with. considering that below are a list of companies that have signed on and support the system.
The Nintendo Switch will be released in March 2017. No official details have been given on the price of the console, separate controllers, the release dates of any titles showcased in the trailer, or the battery life. Be sure to check back here at Stream.Me for more information.
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