Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017

A new console that rhymes with bitch

13 Jan 2017
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Finally, the console that allows us to play video games in all our favourite places: At the skatepark under the bridge, on the roof of our apartment complex, after B-ball with the boys - will be coming soon and the cost will surprise you.

The presentation held in Japan yesterday showcased the Switch console itself with the 3 different modes. 

~ TV Mode: Play on your TV with the Switch in the dock.

~ Tablet Mode: Where you detach the Joy-Cons on the side on the tablet and play, you can give one to your friend to play 2 player games or use the Nintendo Pro Controller, It has a kickstand on the back of the tablet so you can play anywhere away from a TV.

~ Handheld mode: Where you can take it out with you on the go anywhere you like even play people online over Wifi.

But that will use battery life you say? Yes, it will, the Switch battery life will vary from game to game but Nintendo has said it will last Undocked for 2.5 hours to 6 hours. It will be able to be recharged without the dock thanks to rechargeable batteries and a micro-USB cable.

There were many new games and some familiar Nintendo classics making their appearance for the Nintendo Switch, some at launch and some later on this year.


Here are some of the gameplay trailers here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7s3UB_8dFM

 ARMS - is a motion controlled boxing game using the Joy-Con motion control.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7p47TOmicQ

 1-2 Switch -  A 2-player game also using the Joy-Cons features a lot of mini games. a showcase game, really. 

 

Super Mario Odyssey - What would be a Nintendo Presentation without Mario, right? A new open world sandbox game like Mario World 64 but this time Mario's hat is a character ?? 



What's that? You want more Mario you junkies? Here's the great Mario kart 8, but with deluxe in the title.



Splatoon 2 - builds on the very popular Splatoon launched in 2015 with new modes, maps and characters.



Sonic Mania- Poor old Sonic had a rough time of late but 2D Sonic is back in an all-new adventure! Play as Sonic, Tails, & Knuckles as you race through all-new Zones and fully re-imagined classics.



The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind: Launching on release, this will be Nintendo first chance to impress everyone, first impressions count Nintendo!


That's about all the games that caught our attention.

We will bring you more news as it comes in.

The Nintendo Switch will launch Worldwide, March 3rd, 2017 for the RRP of $420 NZD.

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