Read also our previous article, Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017: everything you need know 

More Details for The Function and Joy-Con

While not charging, the battery life takes about 2,5 – 6,5 hours depend on the game.

Nintendo Switch Battery life
Nintendo Switch Battery life. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

You may also charge the Switch while playing, using included USB type-C.

USB type C for Nintendo Switch
USB type C for Nintendo Switch.
Source image: Nintendo official youtube

The built-in Screen is 6.2″ with capacitive touch panel with a resolution of 1280 x 720, so its support touch screen.

 

Nintendo Switch 6.2" screen with capacitive touch panel
6.2″ screen with capacitive touch panel. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

 

For local online gaming, you can connect via Wi-fi for local Multiplayer, and up to 8 can be connected local wireless.

Nintendo Switch supports up to 8 local multiplayer
Nintendo Switch supports up to 8 local multiplayer. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

 

Joy-Con

Source image: Nintendo official youtube
Source image: Nintendo official youtube

Next, Yoshiaki Koizumi as the Switch General Producer and man behind Joy-Con. He explained about Joy-Con in details.

Yoshiaki Koizumi as the Switch General Producer
Yoshiaki Koizumi the Switch General Producer. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

This controller is basically set with Joy-Con grip when playing in TV mode. When detaching from the grip it looks like this:

Joy-con
Joy-con. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

There is Left and Right Joy-Con. Each Joy-con has unique button and function:

  • In the Left Joy-con, there are Directional Button, analog stick that can be pressed like a button and a square button. This square button used to capture a screenshot. In the future, it will be able to capture videos as well and share to social media.

    Joy-con with Square button to capture screenshot
    Left Joy-con with Square button to capture a screenshot. Source image: Nintendo official youtube
  • In the Right Joy-con, there are ABXY button, analog stick, and home button.
Right Joy-con with home button. Source image: Nintendo official youtube
Right Joy-con with a Home button. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

Each Joy-con also has NFC reader-writer, accelerometer, and gyro meter to detect motion. On the side, that can be connected to the console each Joy-Con also has a connector, L, and R button.

Joy-con with L and R button. Source image: Nintendo official youtube
Joy-con with L and R button. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

This unique design means that each Joy-Con can fully function as two separate controllers which they called “share the Joy”. So, the Switch already comes with 2 controllers from the start. They also provide other color options for the Joy-Con: Neon Blue and Neon Red.

Joy-Con Neon Blue and Neon red
Joy-Con Neon Blue and Neon red. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

Each controller also includes a wrist strap for more convenient use. It makes easier grip and prevents from dropping if you play games that require swinging hands. The wrist strap also has prominent L and R button to firm pressing.

Playing Joy-Con with Strap
Playing Joy-Con with Strap. Source image: Nintendo official youtube
Joy-Con Strap with prominent L R button
Joy-Con Strap with prominent L-R button. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

The right Joy-Con also has Motion IR camera that can detect shape, distance, and motion of an object in front of it. For example, it can tell the difference between rock, scissor and paper shape from our hand. It also can measure the distance of an object.

Joy-Con IR Motion sensor to detect shape
Joy-Con IR Motion sensor to detect shape. Source image: Nintendo official youtube
Joy-Con IR Motion sensor to measure distance. Source image: Nintendo official youtube
Joy-Con IR Motion sensor to measure distance. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

The controller features new innovation, HD rumble that can give the precise feeling as we shake an ice cube inside a glass. Even it is one, two, three or even the feeling of water filling that glass.

So with this controller, Nintendo is inviting players to a new world of entertainment.

 

Full Details of Nintendo Switch Console, Dock, and Joy-Con

Nintendo Switch Console - Front
Nintendo Switch Console – Front Details. Source Image: Nintendo.com/Switch
Nintendo Switch Console - back. Source Image: Nintendo.com/Switch
Nintendo Switch Console – back Details. Source Image: Nintendo.com/Switch
Nintendo Switch Dock. Source Image: Nintendo.com/Switch
Nintendo Switch Dock Details. Source Image: Nintendo.com/Switch
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Details. Source Image: Nintendo.com/Switch
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Details. Source Image: Nintendo.com/Switch
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Grip Details. Source Image: Nintendo.com/Switch
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Grip Details. Source Image: Nintendo.com/Switch
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Straps Details. Source Image: Nintendo.com/Switch
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Straps Details. Source Image: Nintendo.com/Switch

 

Controller-Supported Games: 1-2-Switch, ARMS, and More

Kouichi Kawamoto, 1-2-Switch producer
Kouichi Kawamoto, 1-2-Switch producer. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

Next session is from Kouichi Kawamoto, 1-2-Switch producer.
Here he introduced the new way of gaming, 1-2-Switch without looking at the screen.
This game can be played by looking at your opponent’s eyes, for example, cowboy duels with gun games. Look at this video below:

The other minigames of 1-2-Switch include dueling players with Joy-Con as virtual ping-pong, baseball bats, boxing, guitar and much more.

The other Joy-Con experience other than 1-2-Switch is Arms, an attractive Boxing game that utilizes Joy-on function.

Nintendo Switch Arms game
Nintendo Switch Arms game. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

Here, Kosuke Yabuki, Arms producer explain briefly about how to playing Arms. With Joy-Con you can punch and target distant opponent by holding Joy-con just as real Boxing. This game support split-screen to play with friends. Here’s the trailer of Arms:

And next is Splatoon 2, the game where we play with some kind of paint gun to colors battlefield with Ink. The most dominant colors win the game. Here Hisashi Nogami, Splatoon producer, introduce Splatoon 2 and also little about the gameplay.

Splatoon 2 official trailer can be watched here:

In the next session, finally they revealed trailers of the confirmed games for Nintendo Switch, from Super Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and Fire Emblem Warriors.

 

Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

The Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Fire Emblem are some of the games from 3rd-party developers. Next, they introduce 3rd party partner in developing games. In totals, there are around 50 companies developing games for Switch and 80 games currently in progress.

Nintendo Switch 3rd party Developer
Nintendo Switch 3rd party Developer. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

Just a few of them include:

  • Square Enix with Dragon Quest X & Dragon Quest XI (Japan) and Dragon Quest Heroes I & II
  • Atlus with Shin Megami Tensei (still in development)
  • Square Enix with Octopath Heroes (?)
  • Sega, with some games in development (turns out to be Sonic Mania)
  • Todd Howard from Bethesda announced that ES V: Skyrim is coming to Nintendo Switch
  • Grasshopper CEO Suda51 introduce Travis Touchdown is back. They haven’t announced the title yet. Perhaps No More Heroes 3?
  • Patrick Soderlund from EA announce a FIFA sports game that coming this year for Switch

There’s also more games they include in the trailer such as Super Mario Kart, Sonic, Lego, NBA 2k17, Dragon Ball games, and more.

On the closing speech, they explain about Product Configuration. For every purchase of Nintendo Switch includes:

  • The Nintendo Switch console
  • Left and Right Joy-Con
  • The Joy-Con Wrist Strap
  • The Joy-Con Grip
  • The Nintendo Switch Dock
  • HDMI cable
  • A/C adaptor

The pro controller is sold separately. The Nintendo Switch also comes in two models: With gray Joy-Con controller and the other with Neon Blue-Neon Red color controller.

The Nintendo Switch comes in two models
The Nintendo Switch comes in two models. Source image: Nintendo official youtube

And in the end with this event conclusion, they revealed the trailer and release date of the most anticipated games for Switch: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild.

For the first time, they announce The Legend of Zelda: BOTW release date is March 3, 2017, same with The Nintendo Switch launch. The pre-order for Switch at the retailer in japan starts from January 21st.

Here is the video of the full event:

 

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