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Nintendo announces Switch presentation event

In a presentation to financial analysts, Nintendo announced that it will be giving a live presentation of the Nintendo Switch on January 12, 2017. The presentation will serve to unveil further details about the new console.

During yesterday’s presentation, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima announced that the presentation would reveal major details regarding the Switch, including the console’s launch date, pricing, and its lineup of games currently in development.

Following this announcement, Kimishima dropped more hints about the console, suggesting that there is more to the console than what we saw in Nintendo’s reveal trailer.

“By no means was that everything,” the company president said in an interview with Bloomberg. Kimishima goes on to suggest that there are other components to the Switch that we have yet to see. “It may be appropriate to call them accessories. Or it might be better to call them add-on hardware…You can assume that there will be a wider array.”

Nintendo is certainly known for experimenting with peripherals for its home consoles, a few examples being the Wii Fit, Guitar Hero controllers, and the N64 Rumble Pack. Considering the Switch’s modular design, it can be easy to assume these “accessories” to be attachable alternative to the Joy-Cons.

Last week, Nintendo revealed their next home console to be Nintendo Switch, a home/portable console hybrid which features a built-in display with two detachable controllers on either side. The reveal trailer featured a number of unconfirmed games and/or ports, such as Splatoon, Skyrim: Special Edition, Mario Kart 8, and what looked like a new 3D Mario game.

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