Meet the Nintendo Switch, the new Nintendo console AND handheld

Nintendo has revealed its new video game machine - and it's a handheld and a full-blown console all in one, something rumors strongly suggested before this announcement was made.

The Nintendo Switch is the final and official name for the hardware that for a long time was known as the Nintendo NX. The hardware is a handheld-style machine that pushes into a dock once you're home and hooks up to a TV with a more traditional controller available. The trailer below will really do a better job of showing off its feature set than our explanation ever could. Here y'go:

You might recognize a couple of games that RPG fans love in that footage. First of all there's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - a biggie, no doubt - but on top of that there's first footage of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which appears to be having its remastered version come to the Switch. 

Nintendo announced an impressive list of partners for the Switch including the likes of Bethesda, EA, FromSoftware, Square Enix, Namco Bandai and others. We already know on the RPG front that Dragon Quest is coming to the machine. 


There's a bunch more images from Nintendo of the machine. They show off the likes of its multiple controller configurations, its dock, and just generally what the machine looks like - we think it's pretty slick.

Nintendo Switch Images



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