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Nintendo NX Officially Revealed

After about a year of rumors and speculation, Nintendo FINALLY reveals the official name and design for the formally named NX. A modular, portable, cartridge-based tablet system with detachable controllers and a TV dock called the Nintendo Switch. It is certainly an impressive looking machine and the trailer below shows off what it can do.

At least six games were teased in the trailer for the system being Skyrim Remastered, an untitled NBA game, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a currently unnamed Mario title, and what appear to be enhanced ports of Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon. Only time will tell if the remastered games are truly remasterings or are just proof of concept for the system's hardware. Additionally, a rather impressive list of developers (written below) have also signed on for supporting the Switch long term.

  • 505 Games
  • Activision
  • Arc System Works
  • Atlus
  • AudioKinetic
  • Autodesk
  • Bandai Namco
  • Bethesda
  • Capcom
  • Codemasters
  • CRI Middleware
  • DeNA
  • Electronic Arts
  • Epic Games
  • Firelight Technologies
  • FromSoftware
  • FrozenByte
  • GameTrust
  • Grasshopper Manufacture
  • Gungho Online Entertainment
  • Hamster Corporation
  • Havok
  • Inti Creates
  • Koei Tecmo
  • Konami Digital Entertainment
  • Level-5
  • Marvelous
  • Maximum Games
  • Nippon Ichi Software
  • Parity Bit
  • Platinum Games
  • Rad Game Tools
  • RecoChoku
  • SEGA Games
  • Silicon Studio Corporations
  • Spike Chunsoft Co
  • Square Enix
  • Star Breeze Studios
  • Take-Two Interactive Software
  • Telltale Games
  • THQ Nordic
  • Tokyo RPG Factory
  • TT Games
  • UBbisoft
  • Ubitus
  • Unity Technologies
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Web Technology Corp

I personally can't say if Nintendo knows what they're doing this time around, but the concept of the Switch is certainly promising and quite unique. I just hope that it has a decent battery life. The Nintendo Switch will launch in March of 2017 and I assure you I'll definitely be one of its early adopters, but until then, I'll be seeing you.

Edited by Gilgamesh


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