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  13. At long last, Nintendo has taken the wraps off its new NX games console. We now know the Nintendo NX will be called the Switch and this article contains everything you need to know about the console ahead of its launch – both official details and rumours. Here's the Nintendo Switch price, price, games and specs. "In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles," said Nintendo. Thanks to the Nintendo Switch Presentation on 13 January 2017, we now know exactly when the Switch will launch worldwide: 3 March 2017. We'd known the console was coming in March for some time, but the 3rd is earlier than many had expected. Pre-orders have now opened from several retailers, and we have a good idea of the launch games line-up too, so read on to find out more. Price and pre-orders When it launches on 3 March, the Nintendo Switch will retail for £279.99 - a little more than many UK fans were hoping for, after rumours it could cost as little as £200. By contrast, the Switch will cost $299.99 in the US. That price will get you the main Switch console, along with a dock, a pair of Joy-Con controllers (one left and one right), a Joy-Con grip (to connect the controllers together), wrist straps, and an HDMI cable and AC adapter. There aren't any official bundles at launch, but there are two versions of the console to choose from, though the only difference is the colour of the Joy-Con controllers. One set comes with two grey controllers, while the other comes with one in red and the other in blue. Accessory prices have also been revealed, and they seem quite steep. A new pair of Joy-Con controllers will set you back £74.99, while the individual controllers (again, one left and one right) are £43 each. They're available in grey, blue, or red. The Pro Controller, which looks much more like a traditional gamepad, is £64.99. You can also buy new wrist straps for the Joy-Cons, and they're a more budget-friendly £4.99 each. Specs and features One of the first things to tackle is that the Switch is both a home console and a handheld device at the same time. It's a hybrid of sorts which is an evolution of the Wii U's Gamepad. It's a tablet device which appears to contain all the hardware which has a docking station which then plugs into your TV – this is how it switches from being a traditional home console to handheld. "In addition to providing single-player and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles," said Nintendo. As some patents showed, the Switch has two removable 'Joy-Con' controller sections which attach at either end of the Switch tablet. In this form it really does look like a new and improved Gamepad. Once in the dock, you move them to the 'Joy-Con grip' to form a controller in order to play games as per usual. The Joy-Cons are packed with tech and features, and can be used independently or together. Each includes an accelerometer and gyroscope motion sensor, along with what Nintendo is calling 'HD rumble', which supposedly offers more subtle and realistic vibrations. The example Nintendo gave was being able to feel the sensation of individual ice cubes rattling around a glass. The left and right Joy-Cons aren't identical though. Not only do they have inverted button and analogue stick layouts, they include some different features. The left Joy-Con has a Capture Button, used to share screenshots and video online, while the right includes an NFC sensor for use with Nintendo's Amiibo figures, as well as an IR motion camera that can "detect the distance, shape and motion of nearby objects in specially designed games" - such as how far away a player's hand is, or what rock, paper, scissors shape it's making. The Switch has a 6.2-inch 720p capacitive multitouch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels - that's the same size as the screen on the Wii U Gamepad, but a step up from that screen's resolution of 854 x 480. Note that the Nintendo Switch won't offer a second screen experience like the Wii U as the tablet needs to be plugged into the dock - "Nintendo Switch is dedicated to deliver a single-screen experience," said Nintendo. The controller does look a little awkward but there will also be a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller which you can use with the Switch console in its different modes. The Nintendo Switch does even more than this. For example, when you're on a plane you can remove the controller sections, prop the tablet on its kick-stand and game away without having to hold it. You can also share one each to play multi-player and even share them between lots of people for 'a variety of gameplay options'. You can also connect up to eight Switch consoles together for wireless local multiplayer, and there will also be online multiplayer options in many games. Nintendo will be offering a paid online service, though it will be free until autumn 2017, but we're still awaiting full details on how much it will cost and what will be included. As for battery life, Nintendo says that the Switch offers between two-and-a-half and six-and-a-half hours of gameplay while undocked, depending on the game. As an example, the company said that players can expect to get three hours of portable gameplay from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one of the console's more technically intensive games. The Switch can be charged by USB-C, and you can continue to play it as a portable while it's charging. The Nintendo Switch also brings back the game cartridge. Like the 3DS, the Switch games will come on small memory cards which slot into the back of the tablet. In the preview trailer we also spotted a nifty car mount which the tablet slots onto making it a decent in-car entertainment system for the kids (or adults). Nintendo said it will announce 'configuration and related specifics' before the March launch so we'll have to wait for specific Nintendo Switch specs. However, a blog post by Nvidia confirms the console runs on its technology – interesting since the Xbox, PlayStation and Wii U all use AMD. "The high-efficiency scalable processor includes an Nvidia GPU based on the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards," said the firm. The post also says the console uses a fully custom software system. "We've optimized the full suite of hardware and software for gaming and mobile use cases. This includes custom operating system integration with the GPU to increase both performance and efficiency," added Nvidia. Eurogamer has since claimed to have confirmed specs that were shared with developers at an exclusive preview event, giving more specific insight into the Switch's innards. The report confirms earlier claims that the tablet is powered by a custom Nvidia Tegra X1 chip, making it more powerful than the Wii U, but some way behind the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The new report also corroborates earlier claims that the Switch enjoys a performance boost while it's docked, but what might be surprising is just how significant the difference is - while it's on battery power the device's GPU will reportedly run at 307.2MHz, just 40% of its docked speed (768MHz). That difference is so that the Switch can display at 1080p on a TV while connected, and the dock will activate an additional fan to help keep the system cool while running at the higher speed. The dock is apparently designed to be cheap to produce, with the intention that some time after launch Nintendo will sell additional docks for people to connect to multiple TVs, making it easier to use the Switch in any room of the house that has a TV. Nintendo Switch accessories With full details of the console around the corner, the first accessory manufacturers have used CES 2017 to unveil a few products designed to complement the Switch. Snakebyte is the first out of the gate, unveiling an initial range of products to support Switch owners. First up is a headset, which has 40mm drivers and promises "crisp, clear gaming audio." It's designed for use with the Switch tablet screen, and folds up for easy travel. More interesting is the Nintendo Switch Starter Kit, which includes a carry bag, stereo earbuds, cleaning cloth, screen protector, control caps and game cases. The company didn't release pricing info for either product, but did suggest it expects them to be available for the Switch on launch day. Will the Switch replace the 3DS? With the portable mobile nature of the Switch, many of you will be wondering whether the 3DS might be discontinued. However, Nintendo has confirmed that it's not putting all its eggs in one basket with the Switch. In an interview with Bloomberg, president Tatsumi Kimishima said: "We didn't just want a successor to the Wii U or the 3DS" and added "Thanks to our software, the 3DS hardware is still growing. So that business still has momentum. And certainly rather than being cannibalized by the Switch, we think the 3DS can continue in its own form." Will the Switch support VR? In the same interview the subject of virtual reality was brought up. Although there's no definitive yes or no, Nintendo hasn't ruled it out and has 'a lot of interest' in the technology. "If you asked us if this might be possible in the future, certainly we can't say no. In terms of how it can be used for gaming, it's something we must consider. It depends on the system specifications. I can't say that we have no interest in VR because VR offers new ways of playing, but that depends on what kind of software can be played. But what kind of software works, that's only something you only know once you actually experience it. And our games are ones that are usually played for a long time," said Kimishima. Nintendo Switch games Nintendo has now officially announced a selection of games coming to the Switch in 2017, including release dates for a few. When the Switch launches on 3 March 2017, it will release with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2-Switch, Skylanders Imaginators, and Just Dance 2017. Zelda is now a launch title, which is a relief after plenty of speculation it wouldn't arrive until the summer. You can pre-order the standard version for £59.99, or the special edition for £89.99. 1-2-Switch is a minigame bundle from Nintendo designed to show off the Switch's various game modes, similar to Wii Sports and Nintendoland for the Wii and Wii U. The reveal trailer for the game shows off a cowboy-themed quick-draw game, along with others for fencing, spell-casting, guitar playing, volleyball, dancing, cooking, boxing, ballet, answering phones and more. It's a little cheaper than other Switch games, with pre-orders at £39.99. Beyond the launch day, here's what Nintendo has confirmed of the Switch's line-up for the rest of 2017: Has Been Heroes (March 2017) I am Setsuna (March 2017) Super Bomberman R (March 2017) Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! (March 2017) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28, 2017) Sonic Mania (Spring 2017) Lego City Undercover (Spring 2017) Arms (Spring 2017) The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (Spring 2017) Redout (Spring 2017) Splatoon 2 (Summer 2017) NBA 2K18 (September 2017) Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Fall 2017) Fire Emblem Warriors (Holiday 2017) Super Mario Odyssey (Holiday 2017) Arms is a new IP from Nintendo, a curious looking cross between a boxing game and a shooter, where players use the Joy-Cons' motion controls to box each other with extendable arms. You can pre-order it now for £49.99, and it'll be out some time in spring. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a port of the highly recommended Wii U edition of the karting series, with a few new tracks and characters, most notable the inklings from Splatoon. It'll be out on April 28, and pre-orders are going at £49.99. We knew that Splatoon was coming to the Switch, but had expected a simple port of the Wii U hit, so a full sequel is exciting news. Expect some new maps, weapons, and (most importantly) new ridiculous J-Pop tunes. You can pre-order it for its summer release for £59.99. Most exciting of all is Super Mario Odyssey, a brand new 3D platformer including a hub world that looks strangely similar to real-life New York, and some new abilities involving Mario's trusty hat. It's not out until around Christmas 2017, but pre-orders have already started at £59.99. Other games announced, but not confirmed for 2017, include: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers Dragon Quest 10 Dragon Quest 11 Dragon Quest Heroes Dragon Quest Heroes 2 A new Shin Megami Tensei game A new RPG from the developers of Bravely Default Minecraft No More Heroes 3 FIFA Steep Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Puyo Puyo Tetris That's all great, and yet we have more as Eurogamer says that the Nintendo Switch will get a Pokémon Sun and Moon spin-off. It's codenamed Pokémon Stars and means the Switch will be the first home Nintendo console to get one of the main games. Publisher THQ Nordic has confirmed that it is working on two titles for the Nintendo Switch - though we don't know if these are new titles or ports of existing games. "We are excited for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo's new platform, and already have two other projects in development for it," said CEO Lars Wingefors in a press release announcing the acquisition of three new franchises: Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, War Leaders: Clash of Nations, and Legends of War. The company already owns rights to the likes of Darksiders and Red Faction. Wingefors singled out Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy as "very well suited for the Nintendo audience – which we love to support," while the company promised that "More information regarding the Nintendo Switch development projects will be released at a later stage." A Nintendo Switch exclusive game has been revealed from Any Arts Productions. The game is called Seasons of Heaven and is based on the novel of the same name about a small group of people who find themselves survivors of a great purge on a barren Earth. Perhaps the biggest third-party game rumour yet is that the sequel to Ubisoft's cult classic Beyond Good and Evil will be a timed Switch exclusive, appearing solely on the Nintendo hardware for 12 months. Laura Dale leaked the news, reporting that the upcoming game would be subtitled 'Odyssey', and would launch on the Switch with both retail and digital versions. 12 months later digital versions of the game will then launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, though the Switch would still be the only console to boast a physical version of the game. It's reportedly targeting a Summer 2018 launch. The Switch will also be receiving a port of retro indie platformer Shovel Knight. Developer Yacht Club announced that it's bundling the base game together with its two expansions and releasing the lot as Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove for the Switch, though it didn't confirm any specific release date for the new collection. It will be a digital-only release, rather than retail, but will continue to receive DLC and expansions throughout 2017. The studio also hinted at plans for Amiibo functionality on the Switch too, though told fans to "stay tuned" for more news. Game ports from PS4 and Xbox? Although we know the Switch will have popular multi-platform titles such as Skyrim and NBA 2K18, Japanese publisher Capcom isn't entirely convinced on the viability of porting titles to the new device. "We are currently carrying out research with regards to multiplatform implementation of software for PS4 and Xbox One on to the Nintendo Switch," it said its most recent financial report via MCV. “However, we do feel that there are differences in the desired direction and the play-style of the Nintendo Switch and those of the PS4 or Xbox One. At Capcom, we determine which platform to release a title for after considering the features of both our software and the hardware in question, believing we must bring the enjoyment of our games to their maximum potential. As a software publisher, we endeavour to develop games that offer enjoyment best suited to each piece of hardware's features and target users. Following first party, in order to introduce our own content we are currently moving forward with internal planning and analysis as a partner company." Nintendo Switch Backwards compatibility With no obvious disc drive, the Nintendo Switch will not be backwards compatible with physical Wii U games. The firm has also confirmed to IGN that the console won't work with 3DS games either despite the similar cartridge system, simply commenting "no" on the issue. As for digital software backwards compatibility, it said there is "nothing to announce on this topic" and "will make additional announcements about the Nintendo Switch hardware later, before the launch of the product." However, we'd be very surprised if it doesn't offer titles from older consoles for the Nintendo Switch via the eShop like it does now on the Wii U and 3DS. Eurogamer reports that "three separate sources" have confirmed the Switch will include a similar Virtual Console through the eShop, and that for the first time this will include GameCube games. The site reports that Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion, and Super Smash Bros. Melee are already up and running on the Switch, with Animal Crossing next on the slate for testing. The report further claims that the Virtual Console is under development by NERD (Nintendo European Research and Development), the same team responsible for the NES Classic Mini console, which is a promising sign. Finally, there will supposedly be an upgrade programme in place similar to that on the Wii U, to allow people who have bought Virtual Console titles on previous Nintendo hardware to re-purchase them on the Switch for a small fee. source ~ pcadvisor Nintendo shares drop as high price of Switch console dismays investors The video games world held its breath as Nintendo unveiled its latest console, but investors were not so starry-eyed, with disappointment at the device’s high price sending shares diving. The Switch may be Nintendo’s last chance to wrestle back a share of the market from Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox consoles after dire sales of its predecessor, the Wii U. But the console comes at a much higher price than many expected, and analysts suggest it may struggle to attract the casual and family gamers who have made up Nintendo’s core audience “This is not an impulse purchase or as cheap as other recent Nintendo consoles and at this price point Nintendo will be competing with existing consoles and tablets,” said Piers Harding-Rolls, head of games research at IHS Markit. Shares fell 5.75pc, down sharply during Nintendo’s event, and wiping 205bn yen (£1.5bn) off the company’s value. The Switch will cost UK consumers £280, the highest UK price for a Nintendo console in its history. Accessories and games are also expensive, and critics have said the early line-up of games is less than stellar. source ~ The Telegraph Personal opinion Like many other gamers I have been disappointed with the Wii U. Nintendo’s marketing strategy was to aim the console at children – a huge mistake. The lack of quality first-party games didn’t help either – no new F-Zero, Metroid, Zelda – all titles which Nintendo fans look forward to. And of course third-party support was practically non-existent. The price of the Switch is £100 more than it should be. With a retail price of around £150 to £180 it would have been a huge success like the Wii, but at £280 I’m not so sure. Anyone who has been waiting (patiently) for the next Zelda title doesn’t have to find the cash for a Switch because Breath of the Wild will also be released for the Wii U, so I feel many gamers will hold off rushing to buy a Switch until they see how popular it is. It’s all very well giving a huge list of upcoming titles but if the Switch does not sell then the software houses won’t spend the time developing their games for a small customer base which happened with the Wii U. The Controller looks a bit bulky to me. There is of course a Pro Controller available at a hefty cost of £64.99. The launch price of the Switch might have been easier to accept if it included one Pro Controller (I doubt they cost that much to produce). Another let down is a re-hash of Mario Kart 8 – I would have preferred Nintendo treated us to Mario Kart 9 instead. Come on Nintendo – stop making us buy the same game twice just for the sake of a few additional characters and levels !! No backwards compatibility is a let-down. Anyone with an unfinished Wii U game will have to pay a fee to download a digital copy to their Switch (if that is possible). I’d like to see console manufacturers rewarding customers – so if I buy a Switch I have the ability to download free copies of any other Nintendo games I own (provided of course they are compatible). Cartridges are a step backwards as well. Using optical discs on a hand held would be a problem so it’s not surprising Nintendo have gone down this route. Back in the days of the Nintendo 64 third-party developers hated cartridges because they didn’t have the same capacity as discs, were more difficult to work with and were more expensive. For me there’s no real appeal in the Switch being a hybrid. To me a games console is a home entertainment unit – I’m not really interested in playing console games outdoors but maybe other gamers are or will be converted. Having said all that I will definitely be buying a Switch and the new Zelda game – probably at launch. I’ll probably buy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as well, it better be worth the money !! I am a real Nintendo fan having owned every console since the SNES, but if the Switch flops and / or the games are below par I might be hanging up my Nintendo hat for good. One thing that’s got me really excited is the (alleged) release of a sequel to Beyond Good and Evil – one of my all-time favourite games. I say ‘alleged’ because it was originally stated that the Nintendo Switch Presentation would include a trailer of the game but that didn’t happen. It is still listed as an upcoming title though so I will keep my fingers crossed. Special note Cartridges for the Switch will apparently be region free. It’s a bit annoying when certain titles are only released in certain countries but Switch owners will be able to buy games from anywhere in the world. It might even save you money to buy games outside your own country. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There you are then. I hope you have found this interesting and informative, but if you are hungry for some eye candy sit back and enjoy some videos. Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 (1 hour 40 minutes) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (launch title) 1-2-Switch (launch title) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28) super mario Odyssey (tbc) Seasons of Heaven Rime
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