Nintendo took the wraps off of the NX today, now dubbed the "Nintendo Switch."
As expected, the Switch is a tablet-like device with detachable controllers and a home hub. The trailer shows the controllers attaching together for traditional control, or being turned sideways similar to a Wii controller, along with a presumably optional "Pro" controller. It also teased a number of games, from Skyrim and Splatoon to a brief glimpse of a new Mario game. The trailer also shows that as reported, it will use cartridges.
In an accompanying press release, Nintendo detailed the "Nintendo Switch Dock" that connects with a TV. Removing it from the dock turns it to portable mode, with detachable "Joy-Con" controllers. The controllers have several configurations: one player can hold them in each hand, or docked to the screen, or slipped into a Grip accessory to mirror a traditional controller. Or, two players can each take one controller. Multiple Switch systems can also be brought together for local multiplayer.
Nintendo promised support from a large list of publishers, including Activision, 505, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, EA, Epic, Konami, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Telltale, and Warner Bros.
The press release conspicuously does not mention a touch screen, though, and we saw no touch screen functionality in the trailer, so Nintendo may be leaving that Wii U and DS/3DS feature behind with this new hardware.