At their major press conference last night, Nintendo revealed a large number of details about their highly anticipated upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch. The Switch, which will launch for $299 in the U.S.A., and $399 in Canada, will include the console, an AC cord, an HDMI cord, two Joy-Con controllers, a dock, a Joy-Con grip, and two Joy-Con straps. The Joy-Con controllers have built-in NFC readers/writers for Amiibo usage.
The system itself will have 32 GB of internal storage, which is expandable with micro SD cards. The Switch’s battery life when not connected to the dock and a TV is between 2 1/2 and 6 hours, depending on the software played.
The Switch will offer online multiplayer, which will be free for a trial period at launch, but paid-for later this year. A smartphone app for the system is also in development. The Switch will also end Nintendo’s tradition of region-locking its consoles, though it is currently unknown if all titles will be region-free.
The Nintendo Switch’s launch library includes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2 Switch, Skylanders Imaginators, and Just Dance 2017. Numerous titles are slated to release in the same launch window as the Nintendo Switch, including Sonic Mania, Super Bomberman R, Has Been Heroes, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
For more information on the Nintendo Switch and its library, check out the conference and images above.