Nintendo has finally revealed their next home console – the Nintendo Switch.
Featured above, you can view a reveal trailer for the home console – handheld hybrid, which is set for a worldwide release in March 2017.
While the console is able to switch between a home console and a handheld, it also features a separate controller for users looking to play separately from its screen.
A variety of games were shown off in the console’s reveal trailer, including:The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a new Mario Kart game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Splatoon, and a new Mario game. All of the aforementioned games will get more details prior to the consoles launch.
Here’s a rundown on the new console, via Nintendo:
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.
“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.”
Developers can design their games supporting a variety of play styles, which gives gamers the freedom to choose an experience that best suits them. Some of the publishers, developers and middleware partners announcing support for Nintendo Switch are as follows:
• 505 Games
• LEVEL-5 Inc.
• Activision Publishing, Inc.
• Marvelous Inc.
• ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd.
• Maximum Games, LLC
• ATLUS CO., LTD.
• Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
• Audiokinetic Inc.
• Parity Bit Inc.
• Autodesk, Inc.
• PlatinumGames Inc.
• BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
• RAD Game Tools, Inc.
• RecoChoku Co., Ltd.
• CAPCOM CO., LTD.
• SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
• Silicon Studio Corporation
• CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
• Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
• DeNA Co., Ltd.
• SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
• Electronic Arts
• Starbreeze Studios
• Epic Games Inc.
• Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
• Firelight Technologies
• Telltale Games
• FromSoftware, Inc.
• THQ Nordic
• Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
• TT Games
• GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.
• Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.
• Ubitus Inc.
• HAMSTER Corporation
• Unity Technologies, Inc.
• Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
• INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
• Web Technology Corp
• KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
• Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Nintendo will be showing off real-time demonstrations, as well as sharing more details for pricing, technical specifications, and more for The Switch before its March 2017 release.
It seems as though Nintendo’s Pokémon Go has been a success for the company.
Since the release of their mobile app, Nintendo experienced a 23% rise in their stock on Monday morning in Japan, with a 10% occurring on Friday. The 23% rise added 7.5 billion dollars to the company’s market value.
According to Bloomberg’s David Ingles, the 23% rise is the best one day move for the stock since 1983, which was the year that the Famicom released in Japan.
With this massive rise, it’ll be interesting to see what the company has in store for the mobile market.
Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have announced the release date for Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon.
The latest in their monster-catching RPG series will launch on November 18th in North America and on November 23rd in Europe. To celebrate the release date announcement, the publisher shared the first gameplay for the game, which you can view above.