Nintendo finally announced more details about their new main console this morning via YouTube. They released a live action trailer showcasing the different features of the new console. The console seems to be an evolution of one of the main ideas behind the Wii U: having the utility of a tablet-like device to be used as a screen.
Customers will be able to dock their device at home and play on their tv; they will also be able to undock the tablet part of the console and play on the go, much like the 3DS handheld side of Nintendo’s gaming console line up. The default controller can be taken apart and reattached to either side of the tablet; which makes it resemble other portable consoles like the Sony Vita. Apparently the controllers can also be used unattached to the tablet, allowing the user to prop up the tablet at a distance and use the controllers like wii motes.
The trailer also shows situations where players can play with local multiplayer, either on the same device or on multiple tablets. The trailer showcases multiple players playing Mario Kart on a single device, NBA 2K17 on two devices, and Splatoon with 8 players playing in a tournament setting! The games shown were Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Skyrim, Mario Kart, NBA 2K17, Mario (it looks like a new title in the main line of games), and Splatoon. The ports of older wii u titles sporting what looks to be new additions to game play.
Overall, I’m excited. I can’t wait for it to release, but I really hope that the Nintendo Switch delivers on what it promises.