Nintendo Switch | First Impressions

Nintendo has finally revealed its new console, along with the official name -Nintendo Switch. The name is simple and catchy enough for even your grandparents to remember, unlike it’s predecessors the Wii and Wii U. So here are the many ways the Switch can be utilized for your gaming needs:

1. The Nintendo Switch utilizes a dock that connects the console to a TV to allow gameplay with family and friends in the comfort of your living room similarly to a traditional console.

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2. By lifting the Nintendo Switch console from its dock, it will instantly transition to handheld mode, which will allow a portable gaming experience anywhere without any restrictions of distance away from the dock.

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3. In handheld mode, the Joy-Con controller can be split into three parts and used as a standalone display, while the two attached controllers are used separately by two different users. This allows a local multiplayer experience with two separate controllers from just one console.

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4. Numerous Nintendo Switch consoles can be connected together utilizing a type of wireless adhoc mode to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competitions, while still being able to use multiple Joy-Con controllers or even an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

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This console is definitely innovative and unlike anything gamers have ever seen before on the market. It emphasizes all of Nintendo’s innovative ideas into one super console, everything from the portability of the 3DS to the awesome touchscreen controller of the Wii U.  Nintendo has also gained the support of major publishers, developers and middleware partners and with such an innovative console, I expect the list to continue growing. Here are a few of Nintendo’s confirmed partners that we know of thus far:

505 Games
Activision Publishing, Inc.
ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co.,Ltd.
ATLUS CO.,LTD.
Audiokinetic Inc.
Autodesk, Inc
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Bethesda
CAPCOM CO., LTD.
Codemasters®
CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
DeNA Co., Ltd
Electronic Arts
Epic Games Inc.
Firelight Technologies
FromSoftware, Inc.
Frozenbyte
GameTrust
Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.
GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.
HAMSTER Corporation
Havok
INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
LEVEL-5 Inc.
Marvelous Inc.
Maximum Games, LLC
Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
Parity Bit Inc.
RAD Game Tools, Inc.
RecoChoku Co.,Ltd. SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
PlatinumGames Inc.
Silicon Studio Corporation
Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Starbreeze Studios
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Telltale Games

THQ Nordic
Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
TT Games
UBISOFT
Ubitus Inc.
Unity Technologies, Inc.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Web Technology Corp.

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