few years ago, I remember reading a report mentioning that Nintendo planned to go
mobile. There were speculations about them venturing into games designed for
smartphones - the Miitomo, PokÃ©mon Go, and the upcoming Super Mario Run all pointed toward that
Turns out, Nintendo has been playing us all along. Earlier today they have unveiled their new console, the Nintendo Switch. First impressions are awesome.
Let's cut to the chase.
- The Switch looks like what a
Nintendo Wii U controller should look like. Cool with a badass attitude. In
short, it's a tablet with detachable controllers.
There is a dock, which can
connect to the TV for home gaming. We can assume this is how it charges as
well. It looks gorgeous.
- There's also a "pro"
It can play The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Some people
have commented that it's the Remastered version, if so, that's awesome!
- It's a cartridge-based system.
It's not confirmed if Nintendo 3DS games will work here. Maybe future ones if
Nintendo decides to merge console and mobile gaming.
You can play two players on a
There's a kickstand too! Yes, it
makes all the difference.
Nintendo is moving toward the
It runs on Nvidia Tegra, which Nvidia
claims is one of the latest and most powerful chips available. We doubt that,
actually. The Switch is going to be less powerful than the PlayStation 4 and
Nintendo has announced a long
list of partners. This includes Activision, Square Enix, From Software, Atlus,
Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Unity, Capcom, Konami, Havok, Ubisoft, among many
others. The mere inclusion of Unity alone gives us hope that Nintendo will
provide greater support for indie platforms. Also, does this mean we will get
exclusive games from developers and publishers mentioned above? Maybe. That
gives us a lot of reasons to love the Switch more.Â
Nintendo has made it clear in the past that they do not intend to compete against Sony and Microsoft. Fans agree; it's always something to complement the gaming experience. But with the Switch, we don't know. Looks like Nintendo wants to catch up and deliver actually fun games to play.
It's no argument that the Switch won't be as powerful as the other two consoles. We don't care, really. If you want razor-sharp graphics and that's all that matters to you, stick to PC. As for us, we have high hopes that Nintendo will deliver fun and exciting games with the Switch.