Last night in Tokyo, Nintendo hosted an hour long presentation, showing off their new console, the Switch. Not only did they go in depth into it’s specs, release date and pricing, they also showcased a number of games set to release on their new platform.
The Switch rocks a 6.2″ 720p multitouch display in handheld mode, capable of outputting full 1080p HD when connected through HDMI to a TV.
The 32GB of onboard storage seems to pale in comparison to the industry standard of 500GB/1TB of storage as seen on it’s soon to be competitors, PS4 and Xbox One. Storage is expandable through SD card though, and it’s physical GameCards might alleviate concerns regarding storage.
Nvidia have kitted the Switch out with a custom Tegra chip, whose details have not yet been disclosed.
The battery on the Switch is expected to last between 2.5 – 6 hours and the device will charge through the welcome inclusion of a USB-C port.
Nintendo unveiled some very exciting titles that are in development for the Switch:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Super Bomberman R
Post-Release first-party Nintendo games:
- Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! (March, eShop)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28)
- ARMS (Spring 2017)
- Splatoon 2 (Summer 2017)
- Super Mario Odyssey (late 2017)
- Pokémon Stars (late 2017)
- Fire Emblem Warriors (late 2017)
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (TBC)
Third-party Nintendo Switch games:
- Rime (May 2017)
- LEGO City Undercover (Spring 2017)
- Puyo Puyo Tetris (Spring 2017)
- Project Sonic 2017 (late 2017)
- Shovel Knight (2017)
- Just Dance Unlimited (2017)
- Sonic Mania (TBC)
- Dragon Quest X (TBC)
- Dragon Quest XI (TBC)
- Dragon Quest Heroes I and II (TBC)
- Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (TBC)
- Seasons of Heaven (TBC)
- Stardew Valley (TBC)
- Redout (TBC)
- Cube Life: Island Survival (TBC)
- Constructor (TBC)
- Skylanders Imaginators (TBC)
- Minecraft: Story Mode – The Compete Adventure (TBC)
- Farming Simulator (TBC)
- Has Been Heroes (TBC)
- Syberia 3 (TBC)
- Steep (TBC)
- Fast RMX (TBC)
- NBA 2K18 (TBC)
- New Shin Megami Tensei (TBC)
- Rayman Legends: Definite Edition (TBC)
- Project Octopath Traveller by Square Enix (TBC)
- The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim (TBC)
- New Travis Touchdown game by Suda 51 and Grasshopper (TBC)
- EA Sports FIFA (TBC)
- The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (TBC)
They also released this image of all of the developers that are on board to work with the Switch, showing big names, whoop!
Below are images of the both the Pro controller and the very exciting Joy-Cons, which feature an IR Motion Camera. Tasty.
The Nintendo Switch will be launching on March 3rd worldwide, and in North America the console will be available for $299.99. No worries where you buy your console either as there is no region lock either, sweet. It’ll launch with a collection of mini-games called 1-2 Switch, along with the widely anticipated Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Big thumbs up from us here at QuestMode, bring it on!