Nintendo has unveiled its upcoming console, Nintendo Switch.
After months of speculation, rumors, fake leaks, and impressive near-silence, Nintendo has unveiled its upcoming new console, previously codenamed NX. Coming in March 2017 is the Nintendo Switch.
The Switch features a docking station that connects the system to the TV, but will instantly transition to portable play when removed from the dock. It also features a controller that detaches on both sides that can be used solo, or two players can each take one. "They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller," a press release reads. "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."
You can watch the reveal trailer below, and check out a gallery at the end of the post.
"Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like," said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of Nintendo of America in a press release. "It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries."
Below are a list of companies that have announced support for Nintendo Switch:
Activision Publishing, Inc.
ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd.
ATLUS CO., LTD.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
CAPCOM CO., LTD.
CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
DeNA Co., Ltd.
Epic Games Inc.
GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC．
Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.
INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Maximum Games, LLC
Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
Parity Bit Inc.
RAD Game Tools, Inc.
RecoChoku Co., Ltd.
SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
Silicon Studio Corporation
Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
Unity Technologies, Inc.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Web Technology Corp