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Here's everything we know about the Nintendo SwitchA quick roundup of everything we know about the Nintendo Switch, due to arrive March 2017.
[MUSIC] It's official. Nintendo's new video game console is called the Switch and it's still set to arrive in March of 2017. Nintendo released a three-and-a-half minute trailer that presented a series of real-world applications showing how the Switch can be used. Just as we suspected, the switch is a portable console that can be played on the go, or docked at home to play on a TV. Its screen has two detachable controllers. They're called Joy Con Controllers that can be used with the system in portable mode, attached or not, even letting two players participate at once. We also know the Switche's screen has a kickstand so that two players can crowd around it when gaming on the go. We also saw an example where to switch screens replayed back to back allowing for two o two local multiplayer. Another scene showed an Nintendo Switch Pro controller being used to play where it appeared that for screens are being used in tandem. Judging from the trailer the switcher screen looks substantial and even quite large in the hands of the actors holding it. But it does seem thinner than the Wii used game pads which is definitely a good thing. The screen also has a spot for a game cartridge which confirms early rumors about how games are going to be delivered. Of course, now that we've seen the trailer we have tons of new questions like how long will the battery last? Is there a difference in game quality, going from the dock to portable mode? Can games be downloaded to the system? And, most of all, how much is this gonna cost? We'll find out soon enough, so be sure to check back here at CNET for all the absolute latest on Nintendo Switch.