After watching a DJ and a seizure inducing light show for about fifteen minutes before the Nintendo Switch Presentation started, the details for the console were brought up fairly quickly.
The Nintendo Switch will act as two parts as already known. The idea is that the console can be treated as a home console as well as being able to switch into a portable console.
The dock holds the Nintendo Switch system while powering it and charging it up ready for when it becomes portable. The dock also outputs the video and audio to an external display. The HDMI output will go up to 1080p when played from the dock. As for audio, with the dock, it supports 5.1 channel surround sound.
The actual screen part will feature a 6.2-inch capacitive multi-touch screen that is capable of displaying a resolution fo 1280x720p. It has a stand on the back allowing it to be positioned upright when portable. It features an audio jack allowing speakers or headphones to be connected. The battery life can last for more than six hours, but this depends on what the system is running. The more demanding the game, the less hours you’ll get out. An example is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is expected to get at least three hours on a single charge.
There is a USB Type-C connector that can connect the system up to an AC adapter to charge it up while you’re away from the dock.The Nintendo Switch has a brightness sensor installed to allow shifts in brightness for when you’re on the go.
The system has 32GB of internal storage, and allows users to use MicroSDXC, or MicroSDHC cards to carry more memory. The system also has a custom Tegra processor which is powered by NVIDIA. It features wireless connection, and allows up to eight systems to connect over a local wireless connection. While docked it can run a wired Internet connection. It also features USB ports on the dock, allowing accessories to be charged.
Games and media are played by game cards, and the console will come with the Nintendo Switch System, the Dock, a HDMI cable, Standard Joy-Con controllers, Joy-Con straps, Power Cable, and a Joy-Con Grip. The Joy-Con’s standard colour (Grey) may come as standard, but there are a blue and red one to purchase if you want. However the price is fairly steep with our writer, Jorge finding that they’ll be available at $79.99. Ouch.
The Joy-Con’s come with a bunch motion sensors within them, and an advanced haptic feedback which Nintendo are calling, “HD Rumble”. The presentation showed a visual explanation to this, claiming that it’s so advanced that you can apparently “feel” ice cubes, and water being poured into a “glass” you’re holding. The right Joy-Con also comes with an IR camera within it that judges the distance of objects and also the shapes.
The controllers will also allow players to scan their Amiboo’s via the controller. The straps allow players to play multiplayer games without dropping them. While they can act as one singular controller connected to the system, they can be removed easily and changed into two controllers for on-the-fly multiplayer games.
The console is coming on the 3rd March 2017, and it is available to pre-order for £279.99. I am incredibly excited by this console. The line up of companies that have joined up with Nintendo is incredible. To name a few.
Activision, TellTale Games, Konami, Frozenbyte, EA, Bethesda, Capcom, SEGA, Square Enix, Warner Brothers, Autodesk, CodeMasters, 505 Games, Unity, Havok, Platinum Games, and loads more.
We’ve reported on a few games already confirmed which you can find below.