The incredible people at Nintendo have released a whole wealth of information about the upcoming Nintendo Switch. We now know that the release date will be on March 3rd and will retail for $300 US dollars and they will have a wealth of titles at launch. They also have released the specs on the system as well: “Nintendo estimates you’ll get between 2.5 and 6.5 hours of battery life at a go. “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be played for roughly three hours on a single charge,” says the company. That might not sound like a lot, but you can use a standard USB Type-C phone charger cable to keep it topped up — or just slot it into the dock at home.”
They also went on to describe the power of the system, saying “Nvidia says the Switch uses a custom Tegra processor. Nvidia Tegra processors have previously powered Nvidia’s Shield gaming tablets and other mobile devices, but Nvidia promises this processor is “based on the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards,” adding a revamped physics engine and other tools. Nvidia’s Tegra processor might sound like it’ll be less powerful than a full “normal” console, but it’s hard to tell how advanced the Switch will truly be.”
They also went on to say “Games should instantly switch, and play in either mode. On the TV screen, the Switch can output a 1080p (1,920×1,080-pixel resolution) image, even though its internal screen is 1,280×720-pixel resolution.” So it seems as if the system should run most games quite smoothly.
We also got our first up close look at the new controllers that are attached to the system. Pictured below:
Nintendo has also shown us what will be included with the Switch when it wis bought which you can see below.
Finally, Nintendo gave us a wealth of trailers yesterday, the most important of which are Super Mario Odyssey which looks unlike any previous Super Mario game, and amazing at the same time. Of course, Nintendo also released a breathtaking trailer for The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild. You can view the trailers below:
Source: CD Net