Everything we know about the Nintendo Switch

Months after the Nintendo Switch trailer announcement, the January 12 Nintendo Switch Event is finally over and we have the juiciest details about the Mario maker’s next machine. Without further ado, here’s everything we know about the Switch.

LAUNCH DATE: MARCH 3RD 2017 WORLDWIDE

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD CONFIRMED FOR LAUNCH!

PRICE:

$299.99 in USA while in Europe people must check with their local retailer

IN THE BOX:

Switch console and Switch Dock, Joy-Con (L and R — red and blue), Joy-Con straps, HDMI cable, AC Adapter *console sold with grey or color controllers

MODES:

TV mode, 2-player mode, Handheld mode

ANNOUNCED GAMES:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Launch) 
1,2 Switch (Launch) 
ARMS (Spring 2017) 
Splatoon 2 (Summer 2017) 
Super Mario Odyssey (Holiday 2017) 
Xenoblade 2 
Fire Emblem Warriors 
Dragon Quest X 
Dragon Quest XI 
Dragon Quest Heroes 1&2 
Shin Megami Tensei 
Project Octopath Traveler 
TES V: Skyrim 
Untitled No More Heroes game 
FIFA on Switch 
NBA 2K 18 
Untitled Sonic game 
RiME 
Seasons of Heaven 
Just Dance 2017 
LEGO City Undercover 
Untitled Image & Form Project 
Monster Boy 
Oceanhorn 
Untitled Zoink Games Project 
Stardew Valley

SPECIFICATIONS:

Capacitive touch screen, NFC reader/writer on Joy-Con, gyroscopes in Joy-Cons, motion-IR camera, HD precision rumble

BATTERY LIFE:

2,5 to 6,5 hours with USB-C charging

VIRTUAL CONSOLE/GAMECUBE SUPPORT:

No information announced during presentation, but some kind of VC support hinted

ONLINE SERVICES:

Online service as free trial after launch but will later become paid, up to 8 systems can connect for local multiplayer, online seems to be a huge deal for Nintendo, more than ever before

REGION LOCKING:

No region lock for Switch software!

What do you think about the Switch? Are you getting one come March? Let us know in the comments below.


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