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Nintendo Switch Controllers Called Joy-Con; Features Multiple Configurations

by Mike Guarino


While Nintendo released a new video showing off their upcoming Switch console in action, we now have the official rundown from Nintendo thanks to a new press release. Nintendo goes into the experience of playing the console at home or on the road, and even delve into the game’s unique controllers.

“At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.”

The Nintendo Switch is set to launch in March 2017. Stay tuned for when we learn about the pricing, specs and its official release date.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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