True to its promise, Nintendo has moments ago unveiled the first preview trailer for its upcoming gaming platform codenamed NX. Official called Nintendo Switch, the trailer might only last for slightly more than three minutes but it is still quite a tease by the Japanese company.
As per previous rumors, the Switch is indeed a hybrid of console and handheld gaming machine. Based on the trailer, gamers can play on external screen by slotting the Switch Console into the Switch Dock. Once the console is taken out from the dock, it will transform into portable mode instantly.
While it is in portable mode, gamers then have the option to slot in the console’s controller which is called the Joy-Con and play it as a handheld machine. Alternatively, each Joy-Con can also act as tiny wireless controller which would then allow two gamers to play on a single Switch Console.
For those who want to use Joy-Con when using Switch on big screen, they able to do so as well with the help of Joy-Con Grip. Nintendo has also come out with another gamepad called Switch Pro Controller for gamers that prefer a much more traditional controller.
The trailer also showed several multiplayer scenarios that Switch is able to support. Not enough with that, the trailer also shown how the Switch can be used in a large-scale eSports competition. In general, it seems that multiplayer is a big part of Switch eco-system.
Meanwhile, NVIDIA has revealed that the Switch is indeed powered by a custom Tegra chip with an integrated GPU that is based on GeForce graphics cards. However, the company didn’t mention the exact architecture that it has used to build the chip and its GPU.
Additionally, the company also stated that Switch was made possible through the usage of revamped physics engine, new libraries, and new gaming APIs. It also apparently comes with a custom operating system that is highly integrated with GPU as well as hardware-accelerated video playback with software-enhanced audio effects.
Despite all these exciting details, there are still more to come. Nintendo has promised to reveal more information regarding Switch as we get closer to the console’s release day in March 2017.