Nintendo Switch Details Revealed: Compatibility With Older Games, Confirmed Titles, And More

Every eye is on Nintendo as they reveal more details about their newest console.

The Nintendo Switch, a gaming system that gives players the power to play at home and on the go, was announced through a teaser trailer only a few days ago. The internet is already buzzing with speculation, but not much has been revealed about the system. Will there be backwards compatibility? What’s going to come with a bundle? Will we be seeing special deals that include accessories? Fans of Nintendo are eagerly waiting for more. Fortunately, small details have been released that will clear up a few of these inquiries.

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According to Nintendo Insider, games that were showcased on the Nintendo Switch aren’t necessarily confirmed. More specifically, the titles The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and NBA 2K17 aren’t concrete on whether they’ll be released on the console. The two titles are easily fan favorites. When asked about whether or not we’d be seeing the games on Nintendo’s latest, the reply was vague.

“We’re happy to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Nintendo on the trailer. While we are not confirming any specific titles at this time, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Nintendo and support of Nintendo Switch. We look forward to revealing specific details at a later date,” said a representative for 2K Games.

The reply from a spokesperson for Bethesda was almost the same. It looks as though fans may not want to put all of their eggs into the Nintendo Switch’s basket just yet. What other games were just there for visuals? Nintendo revealed quite a list of developers that have involvement with the new console. It seems that time will tell just how much involvement they’ll have. Implications of false advertisement aside, this could turn potential buyers away from key selling points. Who doesn’t want to slay dragons and slam dunk in the backseat while on a grocery store run?

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There’s also the matter of the Nintendo Switch and if there are any backwards compatible games. In a report by Nintendo Insider, it’s been confirmed that Nintendo Wii U and 3DS games will not be supported on the new console. While this isn’t the first time that we’ve seen Nintendo go this route, it’s going to be a major con to those who were hoping otherwise. We know that the Nintendo Switch is moving back to the nostalgia of cartridges instead of discs. Old school Nintendo fans remember blowing into the cartridges in the hopes that older games would work. Perhaps Nintendo is banking on this, bringing back an old school feel to a new school console.

The battery life of the Nintendo Switch is rumored to be around three hours, but there’s nothing official to confirm this. Is three hours enough time for gamers to play while on the go? The answer may vary, but games like Zelda usually won’t be beaten in that amount of time unless you’re conducting a speed run.

Ultimately, the hype around the Nintendo Switch is both understandable and scary. We may be looking at a console that will overshadow the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One if the cards are played right. We’ll certainly know more as time goes on, but it’s unclear whether or not Nintendo has a hit system on their hands. We also don’t know the official retail price for Nintendo Switch. Nintendo is almost notorious for their bundles, so fans new and old can expect some nice options to accentuate the new system.

How do you feel about the teaser trailer for the Nintendo Switch? Do you feel that the console will live up to the hype? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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