Nintendo Switch Release Date, Specs, Features, News & Update: USB-C Ports a Revolutionary Feature? More Games Confirmed For Gaming Console

By Ritwik Roy , Updated Dec 12, 2016 08:40 AM EST

Nintendo Switch enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for Jan. 12, 2017 to watch the extensive coverage of the gaming console presentation on IGN. Nintendo America's Reggie Fils-Aimé recently treated viewers of "Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show" to the first proper look at the console. He demonstrated the functions via "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild."

Gaming experts were quick to observe the back view of the Nintendo Switch console. The cooling vents, game card slot, the 3.5mm audio jack at the back and the kickstand were revealed too. The video also revealed a new feature of the console and that's the USB-C ports. These ports will serve as the charging system as well as for outputting a video signal that will be converted to HDMI-out.

This new feature in the Nintendo Switch gaming console is a major step ahead, as believed by many tech enthusiasts. Meanwhile, various gaming titles are being confirmed for the highly-awaited console. Many are rumored to be confirmed too. "Sacred Hero" and "Seasons of Heaven" have been reportedly confirmed, reports Game Spot.

A recent rumor that surfaced online stated that GameCube titles will run on the Nintendo Switch Virtual console and that three games have already been tested. These games are "Super Smash Bros. Melee," "Super Mario Sunshine" and "Luigi's Mansion." "Animal Crossing," a fourth game is also being tested, rumors say.

THQ Nordic is working on game titles specially for the Switch stable of games and these include "Legends of War," "War Leaders: Clash of Nations" and "Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy." "Dark Souls III," developed by FromSoftware, is already said to be running on the Nintendo Switch but the developer is waiting for the console to be launched first. "Splatoon," "Mario Kart 8," "NBA 2K17," "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition" and "Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" are also rumored to be coming to Nintendo Switch.

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