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Nintendo Switch

The world just got a glimpse of the new Nintendo Switch, and it’s unlike anything we imagined.

The Japanese video game giant just released a video-preview revealing their newest home gaming console, the Nintendo Switch, and it’s too futuristic to handle. Watch the video and try to explain it to someone, we guarantee you’ll  have a hard time.

Even though little is known about the performance of the new console, much has been revealed about how it can be played. The most outstanding feature of the Switch, is that the same game can be played wherever, whenever and with whomever, as the name gives away. It is called the Nintendo Switch for a reason. Apparently you can connected to play on a large screen, usually a home television system, but then you can disconnect it and carry it around, since it can turn into a “tablet”.

The controller is actually three things, unless we missed some (or more). You can either play using a large wireless controller variant, or remove two detachable parts and attach them to either side of the console that is in itself a screen, or part them to create two independent controllers to play with friends. You’ll have to see the Joy-Con controllers to believe it.

At home, you can play on your TV with Nintendo Switch Dock. But as a “tablet”, you can pretty much carry it around anywhere. The company has announced that in portable mode, the Switch delivers the same gaming experience thanks to its very bright high-definition display.

But it doesn’t end here, because multiplayer gaming is in for a revolution. You can bring several consoles together and create a larger multiplayer system. With two or more gaming systems, you can experience local, multiplayer face-to-face gaming, with each console supporting up to 2 players.

Some of the world’s biggest names in video game development and publishing have already announced support for the Nintendo Switch, and are expected to be creating compatible games. They include, but are not limited to, Activision, Capcom, Electronic Arts, Sega, Epic Games, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

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