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The Games Shown On Nintendo Switch

by Andrew Reiner on Oct 20, 2016 at 04:28 AM

Nintendo's short reveal video for the forthcoming Nintendo Switch didn't give us lengthy looks or names of games destined for the hardware, but we did see a number of first- and third-party games teased for a few seconds each. The first game shown is the one we all knew was coming: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The few seconds of footage didn't reveal much about the system or the controller, but we did see that play can quickly be transitioned from the TV screen to mobile. The Zelda tease was followed up by another open-world RPG: Bethesda Game Studios' The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (presumably the upcoming remastered version). We then see that a Mario Kart game (perhaps Mario Kart 8's Yoshi's Circuit DLC) can be played split-screen on the Switch's screen, even when it's in mobile mode.

The next shot is of an online multiplayer match in an NBA game (likely NBA 2K17) between two friends who are playing outside with their screens set up on a picnic table. The most exciting game is a brief glimpse at a Mario title, which appears to be a 3D platformer in the vein of Super Mario 64. Although we can't see the screen for the next interaction, it's implied that the Mario game is being played cooperatively between two players on one screen. The final game in the video is Splatoon (perhaps a sequel) being played on a different Pro-styled controller at an eSports competition.

The video was short, but exciting, implying that Nintendo has big first-party games in development, and third-party may be back in the fold with their current-gen roster. Stay tuned to Game Informer for more Nintendo NX coverage as the day unfolds.