So, today Nintendo announced their new console slated to release March 2017. There is a lot to go over including its portable Nvidia-powered display, charging dock, detachable controllers, etc.
As you can see, it features a tablet display that has detachable controllers on each side to serve as either one two-handed controller or two separate one-handed controllers. In the image above, you can see Nintendo's new game Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It looks amazing on the Nintendo Switch and other games displayed in the trailer seem to have great graphics as well. (I'm also looking forward to being able to bring Skyrim with me on planes as evidenced in the trailer.) I also like the fact that it can be adapted and scaled beautifully on a TV set and charge at the same time.
Now, aside from the trailer not many facts are known about the Switch, but I am worried about two essential things:
1. With really powerful graphics on a portable console and two wireless controller peripherals, would the battery life be able to handle that?
2. What about the frame rate? Watching the trailer there were some moments where I was starting to become a little worried about how smoothly Breath of the Wild was going to run on it. Maybe it just wasn't properly displayed in the trailer and everything is fine, but it's something to think about.
In conclusion, I think it's a pretty neat idea and a step in the right direction for Nintendo. They seem to have learned from the Wii U and I'm excited to learn more about it and review the console. Now, for the trailer: