The waiting game begins.
The Nintendo Switch trailer had a lot of us excited, and there were many questions surrounding the company’s new hybrid console. Would it be backwards compatible? What are the specs on this thing? Is the handheld battery life any good? How much is this going to cost? Some questions have already been answered, but for the most part, Nintendo is going to be holding back on details, and there won’t be anymore reveals in 2016.
Nintendo: no more official announcement would come this year on 1) game titles 2) spec details, including region-lock status.
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) October 21, 2016
According to the Wall Street Journal, a Nintendo rep stated that the company hasn’t shown everything, and that they still had a lot more to talk about come 2017. Doubtless, these reveals will likely let us know if the Switch will finally drop the dreaded region lock that has plagued Nintendo consoles longer than we can remember. We’ll also likely get a solid release date, more information on third-party support and its launch lineup, and more importantly, the console’s starting price.
Till then, we’ll have to make do with that hype trailer and even more speculation.
The Nintendo Switch is set to be released in March 2017.