We’re back with some fresh new details on the Nintendo Switch before its full unveiling in January!
Our source gives us some interesting details, including that the Switch will feature local download play, as well as saying the dock will increase its power in an interesting way.
it’s just a teaser… lot of things not shown… but a nice video
enjoy it ^^
Wow!!! It’s really awesome!!
Wow they showed more than I expected!
I really like the concept!
It looks really fun haha
yes ^^ guess it is the E3 2016 Trailer… not the final one ^^ can’t wait for the Nintendo Direct ^^
Mm I see!
I heard they delayed it from September because the Mario game wasn’t running perfectly haha
So now it was ready
For the video
hahaha XD no i knew that footage … it was taken in early 2016 … that’s why there are no energy or other stats ^^ as said I guess it was the E3 trailer… before the user shitstorm forced Nintendo not to present it there ._.
Haha oh okay
You would think with all this time they would update the footage though?
Nevertheless, I’m excited for all the games!
Bethesda on NX!
it is the same like with first Wii or WiiU trailers… finally it will be different … a bit ^^
there also wasn’t anything real filmed footage…. only post processed videos for the games… that shows that it is not that actual ^^
Yeah! I think they did a really good job!
And oh okay
Like rendered in engine?
ahm yes… it is well made but nothing filmed from a screen… but it is usual to do it that way in such trailers and teasers ^^ to add it in post production later ^^
Right, yeah I can imagine that
It looks like they’re releasing more info next week
But I’m surprised Nvidia is powering it!
I’m happy it’d a custom design!
Nintendo ALWAYS has custom chips… also if they use a chip of a specific generation or series… their version always has double power XD no idea how Nintendo always made that ^^
Haha yeah that’s a good point
You were right haha
Some people are worried that cuz Nintendo didn’t show touchscreen gameplay in the trailer, that the Switch won’t have a touchscreen?
But it’s going to support smartphone games, so it must have touch, right?
Also Nintendo didn’t show off the gyro or stuff like that either. It doesn’t mean Switch doesn’t support it. Just that they didn’t focus on it
Nintendo didn’t show off ANYTHING… no games… it just should show… play HOME games at other places – and – Multiplayer
it was the E3 trailer with footage of early 2016 … I heared next week some more news will come or even a Nintendo direct
then they will show more.
They didn’t reveal real information now ^^
I just got worried because an indie dev said there was no touch screen. But I think she is just speculating based on the video
all video footage was post processing … so nothing was real there.. .it just was an early teaser trailer ^^
Alright cool haha.
That’s the quote I saw
aha… as you said… they just didn’t show anything in any direction… there is lot more to come… and we all will see with the games they just didn’t show any games ^^
sadly I am not allowed to speak on anything not shown in the video… so you can ask me things from the video… but nothing more yet XD
but… I have never seen a device with a big flat screen which is NOT touchable… did you? XD
Okay haha. No I have not. I think it would be silly not to have one xD
I am excited to see Splatoon on there though!
I hope these will be Switch games and not just demos for the video
I bet… we will see ALL Nintendo franchises that exist just within 1.5 years from launch of Switch ^^
They had the pre-WiiU time AND the whole WiiU life time for developing their games don’t forget that… it isn’t like a normal launch where a system needs to start at Zero.
Just look at me… I’m a tiny 1-man dev … and even I have 3 titles just for the LaunchWindow/first 6 months.
I am so WOWED how positive people think about Switch… I guess Nintendo is also wowed right now! best possible start! so I’m totally not worried about game support now ^^
Yeah! I’m excited!
Less negative reactions and more positive ones!
Than I expected!
On the Switch Reveal Video
We find out that the footage in the reveal trailer is not the real footage from the video filming.
thought the footage in the video was from Switch
But apparently it’s not
And recently I heard Switch visual quality would be above PS4
Or processing power
The chips are soooo different.. you just can’t say what is how strong… but saying that a handheld thingy has more power than a PS4 would be a technical failure, thinking of HOW HUGE a PS4 console needs to be ^^ … Or else Sony could do it by themselves or easily release a PS4 micro.
Right, that’s true. And it will need to balance power with battery life.
But I’m sure it’s better than Wii U though haha
of course ^^ … which is something that changes once the Switch is back in its dock but we will get more info about that later
Haha that’s cool. I’ve also heard the dock adds some power
We saw Mario Kart 9 and Zelda… so it seems to have more power than a Wii U somehow.
Yeah true. Zelda is looking good
And Mario Kart with two items and King Boo? Haha
Splatoon looks amazing. I am so excited to play it on the go!
And together with friends at school or somewhere ^^
And I cannot show SWITCH gameplay right now… because you know… it would be strange if then I remove the Joy Cons and it automatically changes to Multiplayer Splitscreen mode… or something… I guess that just might confuse people… same as the download play for Splatoon and NBA we saw at the trailer…
Right, that’s true. You would have to do it carefully.
And hm I didn’t know the Splatoon was download play. I thought it would be multiple copies of the game?
and people are just so confused right now because gameplay scenes were added via post processing… like usual XD
hm… I can talk about things shown in the video… as a dev I see that people will not have 2 NBA Versions of the game… they stand their Switch systems close together – for me it is download play ^^
but there you see… one wrong word and even you are confused XD
Oh wow okay. Interesting. Closer than 3DS?
I would imagine it would be hard if it had to be right next to each other
haha what? no WiFi works for good distances as you know… but it is transfering bit faster the closer you are …and for the video they just showed that Switch brings people together ^^
Oh okay. Because 3DS used a close range wireless that’s why
For local multiplayer
I’m so amazed how silly people can be…. like SWITCH is only that what Nintendo showed in that TEASER video XD … so… no virtual console will be there? no home menu? no internet surfing? no camera? no touching? no anything? and people just do not need to load the batteries… because it just wasn’t shown in the video? XD oh man…
Played Street Fighter on 3DS with a distance of 60 meters … that’s more my smartphone can get WiFi distance… so I’m not really sure what close-range should mean according to 3DS also for Street Pass… if you are at the same train wagon you will meet the persons… no need to hug someone or so XD hehe
Lol. Yeah haha. I imagine Nintendo has a lot more in store for us.
Okay. I was just worried the wireless for download play on Switch will be less range
But if it uses wifi then it should be great, haha
WiFi is WiFi… I guess as long as you’re in the same room… Multiplayer works well… like always on 3DS ^^ WiFi didn’t change that much I guess
but to be honest I haven’t had a change to test out any WiFi Multiplayer yet XD
Okay, cool. Ah I see haha
When they play the switch joycons detached… Is it a Bluetooth connection?
Do the joycons have their own battery? I don’t see how they connect so well for multiplayer haha
It looks very seamless though
The transition between different modes
“I don’t see how they connect so well for multiplayer haha” what does that mean? no battery in joy cons… they run with love and magic XD XD XD … of course they have a battery and more… no cheap thingies
Lol. I was sure they had a battery. Some people online say otherwise xD
what do they think technology works?
Lol. I assume the switch tablet charges them then
It looks cool. I remember the Morphus X300 device. You needed to plug a USB into each detachable part.
To charge it
and I guess it is some kind of bluetooth as always… Nintendo uses the same kind of technology since Wii …. WiiU … balance board and WiiRemotes all work the same… dev kits accept Wii Remotes too… not sure about final Switch
Okay. And the IR sensor on the right joycon. It looks like a Wii remote controller right?
Or to control the smartphone games
As you see… that Doggy-Style Controller is just a huge battery… loading the small JoyCons… as well as the tablet does. I guess they are not made for being used for a long time without their puppy battery or tablet
Haha I see. That makes the most sense that way
no idea why they thinking it is something IR and then say it is a WiiRemote pointer…. Wii Remote has a HD-cam which shots 300 frames per seconds to film the sensor bar (and all those lights on an xmas tree… looks awesome in WiiMenu WiiRemote config screen XD ) so what shall that have to do with a IR?And Nintendo moved away from using that pointer technology as we all know since Zelda Skyward Sword where they started to use Gyro and Accelerometer … maybe not that fast and accurate but people do not need any sensor bar … did you see IR-diods on the SwitchTablet like you have on the Wii U GamePad to use Wii Remotes? …
From the video
Ah I did see that! It looks like a sensor bar to use for wiimotes
if there is an IR port somewhere… (there isn’t one on a joy con on a dev kit) it is for your WiiFit and Pokémon wearables I would guess
You can see SensorBar lights in Wiimode on WiiU Gamepad when looking through your smartphone cam … you can also see the real sensor bar lights with it ^^ and as said in the WiiMenu WiiRemote config screen.
Oh okay. So it looks like it would be better to use a Wii remote and nunchuk instead of two joycons to play a Wii game on Switch.
People said the joycons could be used as a Wii note and nunchuk lol
ahm didn’t you understand? NO SENSOR BAR SWITCH – NO WII REMOTE POINTER
and I tried to explain it as simple as possible
Nintendo moved away from WiiRemote pointer with Zelda Skyward Sword… please do remember
Oh alright. Sorry didn’t understand the first time
I thought you suggested the tablet had an ir sensor bar built in like the GamePad though
Pointing in Skyward Sword works using Gyro and Acc … through tilting position… guess it needs less battery power
I don’t have a final tablet… and I suggest on the video it also isn’t the final Switch thingy … it is an older one… without the Switch branding anywhere
no idea if there are heavy changes… but I think the final one is slightly different to the one in the teaser trailer – but maybe it will be the same (but with SWITCH branding somewhere) – I do not know.
Okay. We saw it say switch on the dock, thoufh
Also I found out the video was filmed in September
At least the Splatoon part
yep… without any gameplay possible on it … why? … because old units do not play actual games? no idea but I guess…
Yeah it was an actor from the video who talked about it. They said they did not play the games on it and it was a green screen
And filmed in Vancouver
from what I heared… the production of final units just needs to start… or might have started within these days… so no final units were ready for filming and the gameplay was old… knew some of it from early 2016
Yes I also saw that actor video was exciting ^^
Why would they not use recent gameplay for the video in October though?
It sounds odd that they used old footage
because Teaser footage was made for E3 2016 … which was in May? no idea about their decisions and why nintendo makes what…
Oh I see, makes sense. Yeah E3 was in early June
I guess .. if they would not have cancelled the E3 reveal… they would have filmed everything in March or April instead of September
Yeah. Maybe they changed their video strategy but kept the same footage
but no Nintendo Switch Logo anywhere… on 3DS it is big on the back side… but nowhere on Switch? … can’t beleive that those unit should be the final ones
like no apple or LG or SAMSUMG logo on smartphones? XD nah…
I didn’t see it either
So the footage was not from Switch? The games looked brand new though, better than Wii U.
I’m sure it looks better in 2017 though haha
I’m sure it was captured from Switch of course… WiiU cannot handle that XD
Haha true xD
I would say Zelda did not look much better than Wii U though
Unless they just used Wii U footage for that game
it is just normal that footage will be included in post production in videos… makes it easier to cut the right scenes together… problem is… that no one can touch a button on screen when the screen is black in real XD would also be lot of cutting work to cut the fingers apart the inserted video material I guess XD
Yeah. Most trailers add footage in post production
ahm… as the WiiU trailer did… also the Switch Teaser Video is not that accurate when it comes to some things… … … I for one do not think that you just can take any game out of the dock while within the game and so… but that shouldn’t be the topic now…. it just is an advertisement to show the thought of the concept ^^ funny in the video is that the screen shows animated footage for 1 more second while the Switch Tablet wasn’t in the dock anymore….. in the Zelda sequence… later in the Mario sequence it was syncrhonised XD
footage in post production is also the best because filming a lcd screen is horrible in real so if you want a perfect picture… you need to insert it later
Ah, I see. Haha yeah, I have done video production and I know filming a screen doesn’t look very good xD