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08th Dec 2016

Get a closer look at the new Nintendo Switch with Jimmy Fallon

AND a demo of the glorious new Legend of Zelda game.

Rich Cooper

Ever since the First Look video dropped, we’ve been beside ourselves with excitement over the Nintendo Switch.

After the mega success of the Wii and the mild disappointment of the Wii U, Nintendo really had to pull something special out of the bag, and while it’s too early to tell, it certainly looks as though they might have done it with the Switch. So it’s about time we had a bit of a closer look at it, right?

President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aimé stopped by The Tonight Show to show Jimmy Fallon Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s long-awaited entry into mobile gaming. The game looks like a lot of fun, and it makes so much sense to have Mario on iPhone (sorry Android users, Super Mario Run is iOS exclusive right now).

Just to make things more interesting, Reggie brought the man responsible for Mario, Zelda and a host of legendary Nintendo games Shigeru Miyamoto along to see how Jimmy did. No pressure, right?

But that wasn’t the only surprise in store for Jimmy: he got to play the new Legend of Zelda game Breath of the Wild on the new Nintendo Switch. In front of the man who created Zelda. Well, shit.

Here it is, folks!

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This is the first time we’ve seen the new console up close and personal, and it’s certainly got our attention. Reggie gave Jimmy a quick demonstration of how you can switch between the TV screen and the portable tablet screen, and if the demo is to be believed, it looks completely seamless.


We also got a look at the new Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, on the big screen…

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…and the small screen

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The Nintendo Switch is launching in March 2017, with more details to be revealed on January 12th. We only have one question, though: why isn’t it March 2017 yet?!


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