Nintendo Switch World Premiere Demonstrates New Entertainment Experiences from a Home Gaming System

Detachable Controllers Reinvent Gaming

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In an introductory video released today (http://www.nintendo.com/switch),
Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system and
revealed that it is called Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing
single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also
enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with
whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the
power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game
play styles.


At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects
the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the
comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the
dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the
same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels
with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright
high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system
experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a
friend’s apartment.

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers
from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con
controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple
Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay
options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a
Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if
preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro
Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is
possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems
together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,”
said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “It gives
game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by
opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”

Developers can design their games supporting a variety of play styles,
which gives gamers the freedom to choose an experience that best suits
them. Some of the publishers, developers and middleware partners
announcing support for Nintendo Switch are as follows:

• 505 Games   • LEVEL-5 Inc.
• Activision Publishing, Inc. • Marvelous Inc.
• ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd. • Maximum Games, LLC
• ATLUS CO., LTD. • Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
• Audiokinetic Inc. • Parity Bit Inc.
• Autodesk, Inc. • PlatinumGames Inc.
• BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. • RAD Game Tools, Inc.
• Bethesda • RecoChoku Co., Ltd.
• CAPCOM CO., LTD. • SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
• Codemasters® • Silicon Studio Corporation
• CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. • Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
• DeNA Co., Ltd. • SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
• Electronic Arts • Starbreeze Studios
• Epic Games Inc. • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
• Firelight Technologies • Telltale Games
• FromSoftware, Inc. • THQ Nordic
• Frozenbyte • Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
• GameTrust • TT Games

• GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.

• UBISOFT
• Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc. • Ubitus Inc.
• HAMSTER Corporation • Unity Technologies, Inc.
• Havok • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
• INTI CREATES CO., LTD. • Web Technology Corp
• KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
• Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Today’s video incorporated short glimpses of representative gameplay to
demonstrate the liberating nature of the Nintendo Switch home gaming
system. Full game demonstrations, the list of launch window titles, as
well as launch date, price, product configuration and related specifics,
will be shown and announced prior to the March launch.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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