The NX is dead, long live the Switch. After over a year and a half of rumour and speculation, Nintendo has finally unveiled its next console, and it’s… pretty much what we thought it’d be, actually.

The Nintendo Switch is, like we already assumed from our leaks a few weeks ago, a handheld-console hybrid. It plugs into a dock to work on your TV with a standard controller, but then the sides of the controller can slide off and connect to a secondary screen to turn into a portable device.

The trailer up top shows a few games confirmed for the device: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Enhanced Edition, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a new 3D Mario game, and Wii U titles Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon. We don’t know of any plans for Wii U backwards compatibility yet, so those last two might well be rereleases rather than original copies.

Further details, including internal components and resolution, launch date (other than March 2017) and price have yet to be officially confirmed.

Excited? Let down? Now have that song by Will Smith from the early ‘00s stuck in your head? Let us know.

Joe is LPVG’s resident hardware nerd. If it’s overpriced and has gaudy RGB lighting, he’s probably drooling over it. He loves platformers, MMOs, RPGs, hack ‘n slashers and FPS, with his favourite games being Mirror’s Edge, Left 4 Dead, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Oblivion and Dead Space. Don’t ask him about his unhealthily large Monsters Inc memorabilia collection. Seriously, just don’t ask…

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