Nintendo Switch

From WiKirby
Jump to: navigation, search
Console InfoBox
Nintendo Switch Logo.png
Logo for the Nintendo Switch
Details
Creator(s) Nintendo
Release Date(s) March 3rd, 2017 (all regions)
- -
- -
- -
Console Chronology (by Original Release)
<-- Wii U Last Console Out
 This box: view  talk  edit 

The Nintendo Switch is a ninth-generation home console system released worldwide on March 3rd, 2017. It is the successor to the Wii U and currently the newest home console from Nintendo.

The main drawing point of the Switch is its versatility, advertised as a console that can be moved easily between the TV screen, and a handheld mode. The controller, known as the Joy-con, comes in pairs and can also be played in various different ways, including being split for 2 player use, or attached to the console itself in handheld mode.

amiibo Compatibility

The Nintendo Switch, like the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS before it, is compatible with amiibo. To activate an amiibo figurine in a given game, the player must first be prompted by the game itself, then place the figurine base-down on top of the right-hand Joy-con control stick. This will have various effects, based on the amiibo used, and the game being played.

An example would be the 'amiibo Rune' from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which causes various items to fall from the sky in front of Link when an amiibo is scanned in.

Kirby Games on the Switch

One Kirby game has been announced for the Switch, set to release in Spring 2018, called Kirby: Star Allies.

Nintendo Switch console (black variant) with Joy-con controller and dock