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Nintendo Switch World Premiere Demonstrates New Entertainment Experiences from a Home Gaming System


REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 20, 2016 – In an introductory video released today (http://www.nintendo.com/switch), Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system and revealed that it is called Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo 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.

At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo 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 great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

“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.”

Developers can design their games supporting a variety of play styles, which gives gamers the freedom to choose an experience that best suits them. Some of the publishers, developers and middleware partners announcing support for Nintendo Switch are as follows:
505 Games
Activision Publishing, Inc.
ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd.
ATLUS CO., LTD.
Audiokinetic Inc.
Autodesk, Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Bethesda
CAPCOM CO., LTD.
Codemasters®
CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
DeNA Co., Ltd.
Electronic Arts
Epic Games Inc.
Firelight Technologies
FromSoftware, Inc.
Frozenbyte
GameTrust
GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.
Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.
HAMSTER Corporation
Havok
INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
LEVEL-5 Inc.
Marvelous Inc.
Maximum Games, LLC
Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
Parity Bit Inc.
PlatinumGames Inc.
RAD Game Tools, Inc.
RecoChoku Co., Ltd.
SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
Silicon Studio Corporation
Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Starbreeze Studios
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Telltale Games
THQ Nordic
Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
TT Games
UBISOFT
Ubitus Inc.
Unity Technologies, Inc.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Web Technology Corp

Today’s video incorporated short glimpses of representative gameplay to demonstrate the liberating nature of the Nintendo Switch home gaming system. Full game demonstrations, the list of launch window titles, as well as launch date, price, product configuration and related specifics, will be shown and announced prior to the March launch.

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kuro
Thu Oct 20 16 10:26am
Rating: 4

I have seen different people confused by this ( admittedly me too), but since Take Two is there that means Rockstar is there too. Take Two is the parent company.

Bye Nintendo NX, Hello Nintendo Switch.

Looks amazing! Clearly demonstrating the dual purpose to cater to all this time [unlike the Wii U reveal]. Kudos Nintendo.

Glad to see S-E on here - KH3 / FFVII Remake ports incoming [hopefully]!

Looking at the system's talents... and if that list of supporters is REAL... this system will be huge.

>Marvelous Inc.
Senran Kagura for Switch, confirmed.

lokamp
Thu Oct 20 16 12:46pm
Rating: 1

Silly you, it's so obviously going to be the next iteration to their sleeper hit...

HALF-MINUTE HERO 3
HALF THE TIME TRIPLE THE FUN

I can support this. Loved Half-Minute Hero so much on PSP (and the PC ports!). :D

Marvelous was also on the list as a Wii U partner... ... ... didn't develop a single new Wii U game.

duckhunter
Thu Oct 20 16 10:17am
Rating: 3

EA games is a Nintendo Switch partner. That's unprecedented!

I'm sad to see the d-pad's gone. But I guess it's for good reasons.

soulcaster
Thu Oct 20 16 10:24am
(Updated 1 time)

Wow, some how I missed that, so I guess they'll be calling them D-Buttons now. I really wonder why the change also did not expect them to be so far apart. Well, I kind of answered my own question.

wariosuperstar
Thu Oct 20 16 10:30am
Rating: 1

There is still a D-pad on the Pro Controller, but not on this new Joy-Con (that's what Nintendo calls it).

lewdparty
Thu Oct 20 16 10:20am
(Updated 1 time)

That price though, must know the price!

Also the Dpad will live on, just only on that Xbox inspired controller. Wonder how much THAT will be as well.

No rockstar games?? Guess we can assume red dead redemption 2 is out.

kuro
Thu Oct 20 16 10:26am
Rating: 4

I have seen different people confused by this ( admittedly me too), but since Take Two is there that means Rockstar is there too. Take Two is the parent company.

Well, I guess I have a pretty good reason not to start a second character in Dark Souls 3 :D

gybones
Thu Oct 20 16 10:40am
Rating: 1

"launch date... will be shown and announced prior to the March launch."

That's a relief

I was hoping the launch date would be announced after it releases.

That 3rd Party support!

The only thing that scares me is that they showed no online multiplayer functionality whatsoever and even in the announcement it said local multiplayer.

ddark
Thu Oct 20 16 11:12am
(Updated 1 time)

How would anyone be able to play Splatoon without 7 friends who also own a Switch and the game?

Yeah, it will definitely have online multiplayer.

THIS IS SO AWESOME. I'm so happy that Nintendo's actually reaching out to third-party devs! I've been saying they should for so long and it seems like they're finally doing so!

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