January 12 has finally arrived and the Nintendo Switch presentation finally happened. While many details were discussed much was still left out. Most importantly, the system will retail for $299.99 on March 3rd and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be a launch title. The system will have a free online trial until fall of 2017 for their online services and then it will have a paid subscription that some games would need. How much will people be paying for said service was not discussed. Also the joycons have an improved motion sensing technology in them.
As far as new games, there will be Super Mario Odyssey, a new Fire Emblem game, a new boxing game called Arms, Splatoon 2 and Xenoblade 2 most prominently. However, these titles’ release dates range from release date to fall 2017.
For more information on the switch Nintendo has updated their switch page.
Nintendo just revealed the NX which is officially named the Nintendo Switch. It is a handheld console hybrid which goes back to cartridges format for games. You can use it on your tv while it is on a stand which connects it to the wall and tv. Or you can take the main unit out of the stand and add two controller sides to it making it look like a Wii U gamepad that youcan actually take out with you wherever you go. The controller sides have a base that you can put them on when you’re using it like a console, making it a regular controller. A more traditional controller was also shown in the video. It has the Xbox layout for the joysticks and and handles on the sides kind of like the PS4 controller.
Amazingly enough, no touch screen abilities were shown in the video which makes us here at respawn area wonder if the games shown simply did not support it or if it has been taken out completely. Here’s the video: