Fans of the Nintendo Switch have opted to stay up late in order to stay tuned to the official presentation of the hybrid that took place last Jan. 12, 11 p.m. ET via livestream on YouTube and Twitch. True enough, fans had every reason to be happy as revolutionary titles playable on the new Nintendo device have been introduced.
One of the first topics discussed during the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 was the introduction of the Joy-Con, an innovative controller for the console/handheld device that has almost all the functions of earlier-generation Nintendo controls. This part of the presentation was very important as it shows how exciting new games will be on the Nintendo Switch.
The first game that exploits the new controls introduced is the "1-2-Switch." The said game revolutionizes the way one plays games in such a way that instead of looking at the TV or portable screen, one looks at his actual enemy. The possibilities of the game are endless, from quick-draw of virtual guns, dance-off, and a lot more. The game arrives on March 3.
Another game that creatively uses the Joy-Con is a fighting game that mimics the punches of the player. Conveniently named as "Arms," it is a combination of a fighting and shooting genre with the use of extendable punches. Arm twists will change the direction of the punch, and, because the controls rely on motion, it creates an immersive gameplay. The title becomes readily available by spring 2017.
As always, the Nintendo mascot Mario makes its way to the Switch with a different experience with "Super Mario Odyssey." Contrary to the 2D design that it has always had before, it evolves into the 3D gaming platform, and this time carries a cap with eyes. He can throw it and create a landing platform for him to reach other places. The game will be done in time for the holidays.
Other notable games that will be arriving on the Nintendo Switch are "Splatoon 2," "Xenoblade Chronicles 2," "Shin Megami Tensei," "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim," and of course, "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild."
At a suggested retail price of $299.99, the Nintendo Switch will be available worldwide on March 3.