The Nintendo Switch may have only officially appeared in a three minute video, but additional information has begun to surface from other sources. It’s not all good news, and Nintendo had apparently taken some creative liberties with the advertising.
Bethesda and 2K Games have clarified that their games are not confirmed to be available on the Nintendo Switch. This was said despite both Skyrim and NBA 2K17 appearing in the trailer. Whether these games will actually appear on the upcoming console is still debatable, but it is still likely that the two developers will have something to announce as the release date draws nearer.
Nintendo also poured cold water on speculation of backwards compatibility with older cartridges. It turns out that the Switch’s new processor architecture prevents it from supporting the current range of Nintendo games; but there is still the chance of the Virtual Console being expanded.
What is more important is that Nintendo has told Engadget that the Switch is not a replacement for the 3DS console. Rather, the statement explained that the company is still considering a separate device for that purpose. It’s an odd stance to be taking, since the Switch seems to be all about portability.
Whatever Nintendo is thinking, the Switch is probably its most exciting console since the original Wii. It’s clearly an evolution of the WiiU design; albeit one that has more modern aesthetics. More information is sure to leak out over the coming weeks, and perhaps we’ll get a clearer picture of what Nintendo is really up to.