Nintendo has announced that the system formally known as the Nintendo NX, has become the Nintendo Switch; and it looks like this thing will be replacing both the Wii U and 3DS.
We’ve seen bits and pieces come through the rumour mill for a while now, and we had heard the Switch would indeed be a hybrid console/handheld device. This is now confirmed as you can see in the trailer the system being brought on trips and social gatherings.
The system comes as a base and when needed turns into an on the go system.
At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.
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.
The Nintendo Switch launches in March, 2017.