Category Nintendo       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Oct 21, 2016 at 12:18 AM       22,389       57            
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Today Nintendo of America tweeted news that their upcoming NX console is now officially called the Nintendo Switch which arrives in March 2017 with a preview trailer video below! :closedeyesmile:

To quote from the video's caption: Introducing Nintendo Switch! In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose.

The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.

And for Sony PlayStation fans, here's the PS Switch version: :closedeyetongue:
Thanks to @ArthurBishop for sharing the Nintendo Switch video link in the Shoutbox!
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From dreamsomebody and Dystify comes Nintendo Switch leaked in-development UI mockup images and developer hardware specs for those curious:

Also from ohmyactualday5: You can download the documents - which contain images of the system and controllers we've never seen before to my knowledge - from here.

Frankly if they're fan efforts or otherwise fakes, "impressive" doesn't begin to cover it, these are bloody spectacular. Fair warning though - they contain the word 'Maxwell' so it might be distressing for you.
You can download the files here: (Note: If you don't wanna download the files, I have added all images from them to imgur. But they may not make much sense without context.)
Instead of downloading the files, you can also read them online for a limited time. There's a lot of information there, not all of it is covered in this post.
I have compiled all the images from the documents into folders on imgur.
Here's a list of some new information from the files.
  • HD Rumble's technical name is a Linear resonant actuator
  • When in handheld mode, the Switch will have an unlock screen like a smartphone to prevent accidental waking.
  • The Switch features a Quick Menu. Press and hold the HOME Button for at least one second to display the Quick Settings screen on top of all other screens, including the HOME Menu and any applications. Unlike the 3DS, the active software will not be suspended when this menu is invoked
  • The Switch's keyboard will feature predictive text such as those on iOS and Android
  • System Settings will allow the user to edit the following settings:
    • Flight Mode Toggle
    • Enable/Disable Bluetooth
    • Manage Wi-fi
    • Manage NFC
    • Manage screen brightness
    • Screen lock
    • User Settings
    • Create/Edit Mii
    • Theme management
    • Controller management
    • System Update
  • Miis will have more options for hair, eyebrows, eyes, facial hair, glasses, mouths, and skin.
  • Miis will not store the creator's name, their favorites, and their birthday anymore. Anyone can edit Mii characters
  • Developers can create and sell Season Passes for their games
  • This document confirms an X1 like SoC using Maxwell on the final retail version
  • There are NO plans to provide an Internet Browser at this stage but developers are able to access a web applet to display specific websites within their game/app
  • A maximum of 8 users can be registered on a system
  • Friend requests and game invites CAN be sent from the console.
    • "Friend Presence is a feature that uses the Internet to convey information in real time about the online status of friends and the applications they are playing. Among possibilities, we see this being used in the application to check whether friends are in the joinable state, and to use the Friend List system feature screen to show what applications friends are playing."
  • A Nintendo Account can be linked to multiple Switches BUT save data is not automatically synchronised
  • There are TWO dev kit devices: SDEV and EDEV
    • SDEV - Has built-in ports; no built-in battery
    • EDEV - Resembles the retail product exactly but is black color
  • Game cards come in 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB variations.
Nintendo is expanding its online network and offers a library called Network Extension (NEX).

  • This feature matches players for multiplayer games. It can be used to bring players together based on matching criteria from among unspecified numbers of users, or to create groups among friends only. Groups can be created temporarily for a multiplayer game, or they can be created as lasting entities usable as communities.
  • This feature uploads scores so users can get the relative rankings. Rankings can be calculated for only a certain period of time, or for only the scores of players registered in a certain group, and the score information can be periodically reset.
Data Store:
  • This is a network storage feature. Any data can be optionally saved to the game server. This saved data can be tagged, searched, and appended with ratings and the like.
  • This is a messaging feature based on the publish-subscribe pattern. It can be used to post messages on certain topics, poll for posts on certain topic, and otherwise share information within the application.
This may be the primary reason we're being asked to pay for online services now.

Nintendo Switch hardware specifications:
And from via comes pictures of the Nintendo Switch Motherboard:

Shield2017vsNSwitch.png SW1.jpg SW2.jpg SW3.jpg SW4.jpg SW5.jpg SW6.jpg SW7.jpg SW8.jpg SW9.jpg SWA.jpg SWB.jpg SWC.jpg SWD.jpg


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Here are a few Nintendo Switch Teardown & Disassembly videos for those interested:

And some Nintendo Switch Hacking / Jailbreaking updates:


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For those following, the first Nintendo Switch game cartridge dumps have been released by scene group BigBlueBox. Below is a list thus far from HERE:
  • 19/07/2017 | NFO | Lego.City.Undercover.USA.NSW-BigBlueBox
  • 19/07/2017 | NFO | Puyo.Puyo.Tetris.USA.NSW-BigBlueBox
  • 19/07/2017 | NFO | Has.Been.Heroes.NSW-BigBlueBox
  • 19/07/2017 | NFO | ARMS.NSW-BigBlueBox
  • 19/07/2017 | NFO | Mario.Kart.8.Deluxe.NSW-BigBlueBox
  • 19/07/2017 | NFO | The.Legend.of.Zelda.Breath.of.the.Wild.NSW-BigBlueBox
Also those seeking to unlock Nintendo Switch parental controls can do so with the mkey generator tool:
Download: HACk-EMMC Github by hedgeberg
Nintendo Switch homebrew library libnx:

:arrow: #ReSwitched - Some fun stuff released for Switch today:
Made my Switch versionlist update tracker public:

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