Nintendo has finally confirmed more details about their latest console, revealing that it will be released on March 3rd for £280 in the UK, or $300 in the US.
It will include a main tablet that can be docked when playing at home on a TV, or carried around with you for gaming on the go. That tablet will come alongside the Joy-Con controllers which can be attached to either side of the Joy-Con grip to be used as a normal controller at home, attached to the sides of the main tablet for a handheld mode, used independently in each hand, or split between two people for multiplayer gaming.
Nintendo also wants the Switch to be used as a multiplayer gaming platform and so it will also be capable of connecting to up to eight consoles for party play, however, you will need to subscribe to Nintendo’s online service to do so. Thankfully they will be including a free trial with the console.
The tablet part of the console features a 6-inch screen and a battery that is said to last up to 6 hours, but that time will diminish depending on the games that you are playing with it. When you need more juice you can recharge it over the USB Type-C connector.
Each of the controllers also features their own set of buttons, an accelerometer, and a motion sensor.
The left will also include a built-in capture mode for taking in-game screenshots, while the right controller will have an NFC touchpoint for connecting to Amiibo and an infrared camera for detecting distance, shape, and motion of objects in certain games.
They also include something that Nintendo is calling HD Rumble, which is said to deliver subtle vibrations to the tune of the game that you are playing.
There will be two versions of the console available, one with a grey set of Jey-Con controllers and another with a neon blue and neon red Jey-Con controllers, both will be priced at £280 when launched on March 8th.
They will be available alongside a number of titles including The Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Super Mario Odyssey.