Nintendo Switch ushers in a new era of console gaming on the go
With the launch of the Nintendo Switch gaming system, console-quality gaming players are no longer tied to the living room TV. Because with the Nintendo Switch, players can enjoy their favorite games wherever, whenever and with whomever they want. The system is available in two versions: one with a set of gray Joy-Con controllers and a version with a neon blue and neon red Joy-Con controller.
The Nintendo Switch can be connected to a TV at home, and instantly transforms into a handheld with a 6.2 inch HD screen. The screen offers capacitive multi-touch capabilities for supporting games. The left Joy-Con has a record button that players can use to take in-game screenshots, which they can then share with friends on social media. The right Joy-Con provides an NFC touchpoint for interacting with amiibo figures, and an infrared motion camera that can recognize the distance, shape and movement of nearby objects in specially designed games. Both Joy-Con support motion control and include an advanced HD rumble function. The separately sold Nintendo Switch Pro controller also includes all of these features (except the infrared motion camera) and has a more traditional shape.
Also released today is the first epic Nintendo Switch game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which enriches the foundation of the famous series with many groundbreaking elements. The game is available for both Nintendo Switch and Wii U. Also arriving today are new amiibo for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild including Link (rider), Link (archer), Zelda and a Bokoblin amiibo. A big new Guardian amiibo is also available today.
The competitive party game 1-2-Switch will also be released today. This is a collection of no less than 28 games, ranging from revolver duels in the Wild West to cow milking competitions. The games utilize a variety of Joy-Con functions, including motion control, HD rumble, and infrared motion camera. The total package is full of innovative aspects and asks players not to look at the screen but at each other. This creates a lively, sometimes hilarious atmosphere in which everyone enjoys themselves.
But today is just the beginning. Because new games for the Nintendo Switch will always arrive all year round. Other Nintendo Switch games that Nintendo will release in the coming year include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28), ARMS (Spring), Splatoon 2 (Summer), Fire Emblem Warriors (Fall), Super Mario Odyssey (Late 2017) and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (2017).
Nintendo eShop, Nintendo’s online store for downloadable games, is open right at launch. Both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2-Switch are available to purchase as downloadable games there starting today*.
As of today, Snipperclips – Cut to Play Together! available exclusively on Nintendo eShop. In this puzzle game, players must cut their paper characters into new shapes to solve dynamic puzzles in a wonderfully creative and imaginative world, as seen in the Snipperclips – Cut to Play Together! trailer on YouTube. The Nintendo eShop also offers access to an ever-growing selection of great games from independent developers and publishers. Games already on sale today include FAST RMX from Shin’en Multimedia, and both Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove from Yacht Club Games.
The Nintendo Switch is supported by world-class third party publishers including Activision Publishing Inc., Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and major Japanese publishers. Some publishers, such as Bethesda Softworks, are joining Nintendo for the first time. Several games from third party publishers are already available at launch, including Skylanders Imaginators, Just Dance 2017 and Super Bomberman R. In addition, players can look forward to many other major franchises coming to Nintendo Switch such as EA SPORTS FIFA, The Elder Scrolls , NBA 2K, Minecraft, Street Fighter and Sonic the Hedgehog. Software for Nintendo Switch is not region specific.
Nintendo Switch comes with the system, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers, a Joy-Con holder (to which you can attach two Joy-Con so you can use them as one controller). use), a set of Joy-Con wristbands, a Nintendo Switch holder (where you can place the system to connect it to the TV), an HDMI cable and a Nintendo Switch power supply.
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