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October 24, 2016 Nintendo Switch is transforming the games console

Nintendo has provided a first glimpse of its new home gaming system, naming it the ‘Nintendo Switch’.

In addition to providing single and multiplayer experiences at home, the ‘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.

Joy-non controller and switch dock. All images © Nintendo

Joy-non controller and switch dock. All images © Nintendo

At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the ‘switch dock’ that connects the system to the TV, and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo ‘Switch’ from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home can now travel with you.

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Transforms instantly into portable mode

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable joy-con controllers from either side. It’s also possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

A glimpse of in-game graphics

A glimpse of in-game graphics

‘Nintendo switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,’ said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. ‘It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.’

Numerous systems can link together for multiplayer

Numerous systems can link together for multiplayer

The video release incorporated short glimpses of gameplay to demonstrate the liberating nature of the Nintendo Switch home gaming system. Full game demonstrations and all other specifics will be announced prior to the launch in March 2017.

Martin Hislop
is a contributing writer for Designboom
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