Nintendo finally just took the wraps off of its brand new video game console, the Nintendo Switch. It looks… interesting. The Japanese gaming company will take a unique new approach with its next-generation console, which features a modular design that allows the device to be used in a wide range of scenarios. At home, the Switch connects to your TV and acts like a typical home video game console. Then, the main component can be removed and two miniature controllers can be attached to transform it into a portable console with a 6-inch touchscreen display. Those tiny controllers can also be pulled off and used wirelessly by one or more players on the go.
It’s a daring new approach from Nintendo, and there are a lot of moving parts — both literally and figuratively. Fans are excited though, and the trailer has been well received so far. But the most important question may still be games, which is one of several areas where the current Wii U has fallen short. Badly.
Nintendo hasn’t shared a complete list of launch titles yet, and it likely won’t share one anytime soon since the new game console won’t be released until March 2017. We’ll get bits and pieces in the coming weeks and months though, and the first Nintendo Switch trailer actually included gameplay footage from six different games that are expected to be available at or soon after launch.
Did you catch them all? Here’s a complete list:
- Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
- NBA 2K17
- Mario Kart 8
- A brand new untitled Super Mario game
Six games certainly can’t carry a new console at launch, but Nintendo had to start somewhere and this is a heck of a place to start. In case you missed it, the full Nintendo Switch trailer is embedded below.