Today Nintendo released it’s new system, codenamed NXT. The new system is called Switch and it looks like a huge step away from the motion capabilities of the Wii and Wii U. Instead, Nintendo looks to focus on mobility and multi-player.
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While the device looks amazing, we still don’t know a lot of specifics about it. There is a March Worldwide release date, but there’s no word date, price or even if there will be cartridges or discs.
“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.”
The system looks insane, as you will be able to detach the Switch from the dock and take it with you, using it like a portable Wii U. The side detaches to create little controllers to allow for either single play, or multi-player modes. Gamers will also be able to connect to other systems for head to head competition on the go. There is also a massive X-Box type controller that will allow gamers to break away from using the pad or mini controllers.
There are several developers that are currently working on games for the new system, here’s the ones we have so far.
Activision Publishing, Inc.
ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd.
ATLUS CO., LTD.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
CAPCOM CO., LTD.
CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
DeNA Co., Ltd.
Epic Games Inc.
GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC．
Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.
INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Maximum Games, LLC
Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
Parity Bit Inc.
RAD Game Tools, Inc.
RecoChoku Co., Ltd.
SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
Silicon Studio Corporation
Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
Unity Technologies, Inc.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Web Technology Corp
The company has also made a dedication to bringing mobile games to phones, which has so far included Pokémon Go and the upcoming Siper Mario Run. It will be interesting to see if this new system will integrate into mobile games, and if the Switch will play into the upcoming lands at Universal Theme Parks around the globe. Universal and Nintendo entered into a deal a while back to bring attractions and lands based on properties of Nintendo.
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