Nintendo finally revealed more details about their upcoming console NX, now officially named the Nintendo Switch in a video this morning. Nintendo confirmed the rumors that the Switch would be a hybrid console featuring a detachable dock that allows portable play on a tablet in addition to play at home on the big screen. Unlike with Wii U games, Switch games appear to utilize only one screen or the other rather than using both simultaneously.
The console also features two detachable controllers called Joy-Cons, which can be used to support up to two players for local multiplayer while the console in in portable mode. Multiple Switch consoles can be used together to support more players. The console also offers a more traditional pro controller, similiar to the Wii U Pro Controller.
The Switch features an Nvidia Tegra processor, and Nvidia states that "The Nintendo Switch’s gaming experience is also supported by fully custom software, including a revamped physics engine, new libraries, advanced game tools and libraries. NVIDIA additionally created new gaming APIs to fully harness this performance. The newest API, NVN, was built specifically to bring lightweight, fast gaming to the masses."
The trailer shows Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Skyrim: Definitive Edition, and a previously announced 3D Mario game. The console also seemed to show Splatoon and Mario Party 8, possibly indicating backwards compatibility.
As previously announced, the Nintendo Switch will be released March of 2017, and more details about the console including price and launch titles will be announced later.
Nintendo also stated that the previous publishers and developers would include the following companies: