Nintendo gives in-depth look at Nintendo Switch console in new video
Friday, January 13th 2017 - 15:16 GMT
Nintendo has shown a new video at its Nintendo Switch press conference in Tokyo, Japan, earlier today that gives gamers an in-depth look at the new console.
The new video gives answers to some of the many questions that gamers have had for months and shows how the console features three distinctive modes to play: a TV mode, a tabletop mode and a handheld mode.
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The JoyCon controllers included with the console will feature gyro sensors that can be used to detect motion similarly to the Nintendo Wii's motion controller. The controllers also feature NFC to connect to other objects and they can also be used separately.
The controllers can also detect movement from the front side of the controllers and also feature rumble haptic feedback.
With the JoyCon controllers gamers will be able to play multiplayer games together by each using one of the controllers to play.
Included in the retail box are two JoyCon controllers, wrist straps, a JoyCon grip, the Nintendo Switch Dock, a HDMI cable and an AC adapter.The Pro controller will be available separately.
The console will be available via two separate bundles. The first bundle will feature the neon red and neon blue JoyCon controllers and the other featuring plain black JoyCon controllers.
On the games and software side the company has announced that the console will feature no region locks, meaning that games from all regions can be played even if imported.
The Nintendo Switch will launch on March 3rd 2017 and will cost ¥29,980 yen in Japan and $299.99 USD in North America.