Nintendo is set to release its long-awaited new console, the Nintendo Switch, on 3 March.

The console, according to the Nintendo website will cost $299.99.

Nintendo revealed in October last year that the games machine would be a handheld device that doubles as a home console.

Previously code-named NX, the Switch looks like a tablet computer with Joy-Con controllers that attach to its sides.

The screen is touch-sensitive and the controllers can detect movement, like the Wii Remote.

When used at home, the tablet component slots into a dock that connects to a TV set.

Games will be delivered on small cartridges, a nod to older Nintendo consoles.

The firm said that about 80 games were in development, including a new Mario game called Super Mario Odyssey, out late in 2017.

One of the new titles unveiled was Arms, a motion-controlled boxing game, due to be released this spring.

Features

  • The console has the capacity to Link up to eight systems together to play anywhere.
  • Play online with other Nintendo Switch gamers.
  • Compete against friends (or team up) at home.
  • Games come to life through easy-to-use motion controls and HD rumble—advanced vibration features built into each Joy‑Con.

 

 

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