The results of the conference on the game console Nintendo Switch
For the first time a new game console, the Japanese company Nintendo showed us back in October of last year. But after seeing the trailer, many many questions remain. How much is it? How long will the battery built into the tablet? What games will be available to us in the starting lineup? All these questions Nintendo representatives have promised to respond within the official press conference, scheduled for January 13. We hasten to share with you the results of this event.
At the scene the current president of Nintendo rose - Tatsumi Kimishima, who took office after the sudden death of the previous president Satoru Iwata. Kimishima was previously the company's financial expert, but he has also established himself as a highly qualified specialist in the field of marketing and a great leader. Kimishima noted that the public is very positive reaction to the announcement of a new console Switch in October. Start conference Nintendo president decided with the announcement of the price of the new console and the date of commencement of its sales. She appears on the price 29,980 yen (299 $ 99) store shelves around the world March 3 of the current year. In Russia, the console will cost 22 499 rubles (the data are preliminary).
The new console will support online services Nintendo. Initially, the services will be free, but later in 2017 it will be possible to issue a paid subscription similar to the PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold. Console for the first time in a long time will not be linked to regional restrictions. Any game you bought in another country, will start on your console without any problems.
game controller interface elements have inherited the best from the previous game consoles Nintendo. Controllers, acceding to the screen Switch, called Joy-Con with a note L and the R, depending on which side they are connected. Every Joy-Con is equipped with the analog stick, which also serves as an additional button. The controller is built NFC-reader for activation figures Amiibo. Right Joy-Con is equipped with a button Home, and the left - an additional button for creating screenshots and video capture (at last!). Both controllers can also boast integrated accelerometer and gyroscope. The top of each Joy-Con has a small shift keys SL and SR. When the plate is installed in the docking station, the controllers are connected to Joy-Con Grip special platform with a built-in high-capacity battery, and then the controller becomes more like a classic gamepad, to which we are all so used to. Joy-Con will be produced in different colors. For example, red, blue, and so on.
The right Joy-Con equipped with built-in IR camera with a proximity sensor which is able to recognize objects that fall within its field of view. For example, she sees that you are showing her fist, palm or just rastopyrivat fingers, which makes it possible to play rock-paper-scissors. The camera detects the precise movement and determines the distance to objects. The controller is also built innovative feedback system which is able to transmit video games previously inaccessible tactile sensations. For example, you may feel that your controller has suddenly turned into a glass, within which lie two ice cubes, and then to pour the water.
The console operates in several modes. TV Mode - the traditional mode where all stationary consoles work. Connect it to the TV via HDMI-cable, and enjoy the games. Tabletop Mode - take out the console from the dock, put forward a leg in the back part of it and put it on the table. Play thus proposed using two disconnected from the screen controllers Joy-Con. In this mode, you can give a second controller to your friend (in Nintendo is called Sharing the Joy) and play with it on a divided screen. Handheld Mode - mode handheld console when you connect both the Joy-Con to the screen and go with Switch at work or university.
If you're wondering whether it would be enough for a long time work of a fully charged battery, here are the official figures. In portable mode, the console may run from 2, 5 to 6 and 5 hours, depending on the load, screen brightness, speaker volume, and other parameters. The console is equipped with a port USB Type-C to recharge the battery. Touch 6, 2-inch screen Switch, unlike the Wii U, is designed for capacitive technology. For multiplayer, you can combine the two in a portable console mode via the built-in Wi-Fi. The local multiplayer mode, you can combine with each other to eight consoles Nintendo Switch. It's time to talk about the games. First announced an exclusive game has become a collection of 1-2-Switch, in which two players in mini-games can feel like a cowboy duel, photo models on the podium, the athletes in the competition, boxers in the ring and come in a variety of other roles. Given that Nintendo is an expert in entertainment for companies, there is no doubt that this game quickly becomes popular. Mini-games, which is not surprising, sharpened by the use of two controllers Joy-Con. The cost of 1-2-Switch for Russia will amount to 2999 rubles, and the game will be released simultaneously with the console 3 March 2017.
A rather unusual cartoon boxing simulator, in which characters run into each other boxing gloves on springs, called the ARMS. As far as it is clear from the demo video, each player to complete the game you will need two controllers Joy-Con. The controller reads the movement of your hands, and thus allow to strike an opponent in the ring and use special attacks. At the same time we must not forget to dodge enemy attacks by tilting it from side to side. The game supports split screen mode and Tabletop Mode. In the sale of the project will come this spring.
Insanely popular team shooter Splatoon receive a license sequel to Nintendo Switch Console. Splatoon 2 differs from its predecessor in a completely new game environment, new arenas, new special attacks, mechanics and updated in all respects enhanced. Characters first learn to shoot with both hands at once. Apart from Joy-Con, you can buy for themselves Pro-Controller for the most accurate and convenient control. Multiplayer is available both online and local, where multiple consoles networked together. The game will go on sale in summer 2017.
Demonstration of a new 3D-platformer about Mario began with the fact that the moustached plumber has appeared in the bustling modern city, in which pedestrians walk and drive cars. A very unusual style of the series. But it has not gone away and stunningly beautiful fantasy worlds. You will visit the world of the wild west, down into the depths of the sea and visit the dense tropical jungle. The game was called Super Mario Odyssey, and the players will appreciate it in the current year. The release is planned for the coming New Year holidays.
Authors Xenoblade Chronicles X of MonolithSoft studio showed us his new role-playing game, the effect of which will unfold in a huge open world. At this time we are waiting for the continuation of the original Xenoblade Chronicles with the number 2 in the title. Let me remind you that the original game was released exclusively for the Wii consoles in 2010, and three years later it was re-released for the handheld console New Nintendo 3DS. release date is not yet marked. Japanese publisher Koei Tecmo could not pass by the new console Nintendo. Their new game Fire Emblem Warriors will come to Switch in the coming year. As the name suggests, the plot lies the popular universe of Fire Emblem.
Mario Kart 8 will receive their own reprint for Switch. This incredible game has already won the hearts of millions of players. And with the re-release it will become more and more popular due to the large number of additional content and a huge number of improvements.
We are talking about support for the new console, studio and publishing houses. Currently in development are more than 80 games from various studios. For example, Square Enix full swing working on Dragon Quest X and Dragon Quest XI for the Switch. In addition, the new console will be released two Dragon Quest Heroes. Atlus is preparing to release a new game series of the popular Shin Megami Tensei, which will be based on the engine, Unreal Engine. Square Enix is also working on smart old school RPG called Project Octopath Traveler.
Toshihiro Nagoshi of SEGA (the author of Yakuza series) said that the work on a new game console Switch, but is not yet ready to share with us more details about this project. Todd Howard of Bethesda once again reminded us that on the Switch will be loved by millions of players The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Crazy Goichi Court developer (SUDA51) is also not remained aloof from the new platform and told the audience that his studio is currently working on a new game. The representative of EA's publishing Patrick Söderlund said that the Switch will receive their own exclusive edition of the FIFA simulator. It is possible that the game will include characters of the popular series of Nintendo.
At the scene he took off again, President Nintendo. He said that today we have seen only the tip of the iceberg. Many developers in the sweat of working on new games for Nintendo Switch Console. Basic configuration console will include the tablet itself Switch, left and right Joy-Con (available are two versions of colors: both controllers gray or a blue, and the second - red), joining the controller straps, Joy-Con Grip, docking station, HDMI-cable, and power supply. Let me remind you that this kit will cost you in the 22 499 rubles. Additionally, you can buy Pro-Controller for 4499 rubles, as well as recharging the holder Joy-Con for the 1999 rubles.
Many long-awaited game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be available simultaneously with the console 3 March 2017. Previously it was assumed that it will take start in the summer, but apparently the developers have coped with the task before, and we can all enjoy the new adventures of Link in early March. To celebrate this announcement, we have shown a new trailer for the game entertaining. However, it is not clear exactly when the sale will go to the previous version of the game console Wii U, yeah whom it is important now? All conference in English can be viewed below. Keep in mind that it does not begin immediately, but somewhere in the 32 th minute.