Nintendo will release the new Switch console at 3 March 2017 for $ 299.99, according to today's announcement in Tokyo.
The console is in the form of a tablet that can be connected to a TV and includes a pair of detachable "JoyCon" controllers. Each of them includes motion and feedback sensors. The tablet screen will have a touch function. One of the JoyCon controllers will have a button for screenshots so you can share your successes on social media and with the prospect of having a video recording in the future. It will also have an infrared camera to detect the movement of a player's hand.
The console Switch will include 32 GB internal memory, which can be extended with Micro SDXC cards. The battery life in tablet mode will range from 2,5 to 6 hours, depending on the game, according to Nintendo. For example, the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which will also come for the Switch console at 3 March, will consume the battery in about 3 hours.
This is all the information that Nintendo revealed in her hourly presentation, which was at livestreamed around the world. He dedicated the rest of the presentation for games coming to the platform. He said that altogether, about 80 games are currently in progress for the Switch.
Some of them will be: Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Xenoblade 2, Dragon Quest XI, Minecraft and more.
Also game developers from Europe at the event announced that the Skyrim game will be ready for the new console and Electronic Arts promised a FIFA game.
Nintendo also said it would provide online gameplay with charge through a monthly service. It will be free at launch, but by autumn you will have to pay. Subscribers will also be able to download and play for free a retro game from Nintendo Entertainment and Super Nintendo Entertainment System libraries.
The various stores in Greece make pre-registrations of this console at a price different from $ 299.99 dollars. We expect to see what the final purchase price will apply to the Greek market.