Close-up images show Nintendo Switch user interface

A developer posted the shots and then quickly deleted them.


The Binding of Isaac developer Nicalis posted and then deleted a tweet showing aspects of the Switch's user interface (via Polygon).

A Switch game menu appears in the shot, along with icons for The Binding of Isaac, Cave Story, and 1001 Spikes, seemingly confirming that Nicalis will bring those games to Nintendo's console/handheld platform.

"Isaac was lonely so we brought a few friends to keep him company," the developer wrote in its tweet.

Nicalis's shot differs from previous images of the Switch UI. Earlier images of the system's menu, taken at last week's Switch hands-on event, showed a white backdrop. The shot posted by Nicalis is inverted, depicting a black background.

One important tidbit, noticed by Polygon, is a "Change User" option below the icon for 1001 Spikes. This could suggest that users can swap profiles while playing a game. Wii U offered an option to switch profiles, but required the current user to close software before selecting another profile.

Nintendo Switch launches on March 3 for $299.

Image uploaded by Nicalis.

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