For some time now, the gametastic world has been wondering just what the hell’s going on with Nintendo’s next console. The codename NX is all we’ve really had to go on, and all kinds of batshit rumors have been flying around.
Will NX be download-only? Will it have a funky Wii U-style tablet controller? Will it have a USB attachment that sends out a lil’ drone with Mario’s face on to your refrigerator and back, so you don’t have to get off your ass to fetch another beer? Will NX be powered by thought alone? Will it be administered anally? With Nintendo, it was any bastard’s guess. These guys aren’t known for sticking to conventions.
Yesterday, though, all was revealed. We got our first official ogle at the mysterious machine. Ego-friends, meet the Nintendo Switch.
As all the rumors, faux-leaks and other BS has suggested for a while, we’re dealing with a sort of home console/handheld hybrid, something that works a little like PS4 and PS Vita’s cross-play or the Wii U’s off screen function. With the U, you had to be about 20 feet from the damn box itself or the signal would fail. Nintendo Switch, if the trailer’s any indication, is doing away with that restriction.
It’s as nutso as you’d expect from Nintendo, but it’s kinda cool in a gimmicky sense. Take a look, and decide for yourself if this is something you could see yourself getting on board with. In other news, yup, that sure looks like Skyrim right there.