As someone who has owned nearly every Nintendo home console, save the GameCube (dorm-mates owned one), I try to keep my eye on what new things are happening in the world of Nintendo gaming. I argue that there isn’t much better than a Mario platformer, a Zelda quest, or a lap around Yoshi Valley. So, I was surprised to see what Nintendo had come up with when they announced yesterday that they would make an announcement about their secret project “Nintendo NX”. There was talk of it being some sort of console/handheld hybrid, but I was not expecting what they delivered in a YouTube video this morning. Meet the Nintendo Switch:
There are a lot of questions to ask about what we just saw there, but at the same time, I think Nintendo took a very straightforward approach to showing all of the different possible configurations of the Switch. It does not seem as though the games will run via disc, but rather through an SD card of some sort. The controllers on either side of the handheld screen can be separated and you can use them for two player games. They look mighty small, but no smaller than playing a game vertically on your iPhone. The tablet screen has its own kickstand, so you can take it on the go, and play with the controllers either combined or in the Wii controller/nunchuck variation. I’m very intrigued about the possibilities of the Nintendo switch. Also, I’m very excited to get my hands on that new Zelda game.
What are your thoughts on the Nintendo Switch after seeing the First Look trailer?