Nintendo Switch: 5 things you should know

Article by Christian A., on October 22, 2016

Every serious gamer has probably anticipated Nintendo’s latest console after the “NX Project” rumours have spread throughout the gaming universe. Initially labelled as Nintendo NX, the code name was eventually changed to Project NX before leading to the final “switch”.

The new Nintendo Switch was at last revealed following Nintendo’s recent partnership with Apple.

Speculations have been going on for more than a year now. We think it’s about time to share a little bit of something we know before this product hits the shelves next year.

It lets you switch

Just as its name implies, the Nintendo Switch actually lets you “switch” between home and a portable game console. It does look like a tablet, but it comes with a detachable controller that can be connected to a home TV.

The 7-inch portable game screen is also equipped with a kickstand so you can hold the Joy-Con-Grip once switched to portable gaming. All the saved data will be carried over to the game console unit in case you need to take it somewhere else.

No touchscreen, only Joy Con Grips

Not everyone will be happy to hear this, but the high definition pocket console is not a touchscreen device. Still, you can attach the game controller (a.k.a. Joy Con Grip) to the Switch console to enjoy the gyroscopic elements just like when using a tablet.

We have yet to wait for more details regarding the exact specs of the screen but it does appear to be capable of running at 900hp in 60 frames per second.

Features a powerful NVIDIA Chip for mobile gaming

Needless to say, the Nintendo Switch is going to be a powerhouse performer. The game console’s custom software supports advanced game tools, new libraries and enhanced physics engine. To further optimise its performance, the hardware consists of NVIDIA’s powerful chip for mobile gaming.

The Cartridge is back

It also looks like Nintendo is bringing back the use of Cartridge. The teasers have hinted a small cartridge bearing similarities to an SD card being plugged-in to the handheld device. In that case, you can probably purchase the cartridge in a game shop or, it could be available by digital purchase. Who can tell?

All the good games are back, including 3D Super Mario

Aside from recently announcing its partnership with third party game developers, at least, Nintendo’s legacy continues as footages from the trailers show some old familiar faces.

We’ll be expecting new versions of our old time favourite titles such as Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 along with Skyrim: Definitive Edition, NBA 2K17, The Legend of Zelda: Breadth of the Wild and of course, the latest 3D Super Mario.

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