Hello! We’re Ahmed and Tanner and we were lucky enough to demo the new Nintendo Switch system at an event in NYC.
If you're unfamiliar with the system, we got our first glimpse of it in a trailer in late October 2016. It can be played in a whole bunch of configurations, including a completely portable tablet. Hence: the Switch!
The system will cost you $299 when it releases on March 3rd, 2017. Each system comes with a charging dock, Switch console, and two Joy-Cons, which is the name of the little doodads attached to the side of the tablet above. Usually, Nintendo systems come with only one controller, so this is good news. However, some games will require you to use both Joy-Cons, like ARMS and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Here's what the tablet config looks like next to Ahmed's giant-sized head.
When the console is docked, the Joy-Cons slide into a special charging controller for a more traditional set-up.
You can also detach the controllers from each side of the console or Joy-Con Charging Grip and switch a one-player controller setup into a two-player setup!
Take a look at how teeny one Joy-Con is relative to Tanner's giant-hands.
Each Joy-Con has a weird new HD rumble feature. In this 1-2 Switch minigame, we had to guess how many marbles were in the controller and could actually accurately guess by feeling them "move" inside the controller.
There's also a more standard Pro-Controller, which we used to play a more input-intensive game like Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers.
We also checked out the much-anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.