chris-littlechild - October 21, 2016
For some time now, the gametastic world has been wondering just what the hellâ€™s going on with Nintendoâ€™s next console. The codename NX is all weâ€™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 lilâ€™ drone with Marioâ€™s face on to your refrigerator and back, so you donâ€™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 bastardâ€™s guess. These guys arenâ€™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, weâ€™re dealing with a sort of home console/handheld hybrid, something that works a little like PS4 and PS Vitaâ€™s cross-play or the Wii Uâ€™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 trailerâ€™s any indication, is doing away with that restriction.
Itâ€™s as nutso as youâ€™d expect from Nintendo, but itâ€™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.