PHOTO: The Nintendo Switch, which is pretty much everything you want in a travel gaming console. (Photo courtesy YouTube/Switch)
Not since we toted our Game Boy everywhere we went have we been this happy for a travel gaming console.
Nintendo, the people who brought you Mario in both Super and Doctor form, unveiled its next generation console named Switch.
We are introduced to the innovation with the following YouTube video that highlights what separates this contraption from the likes of Xbox One or PS4 – you can take it with you.
Based on the video, you can stop your Zelda home gaming session and transfer it to a tablet-like device. It’s this tablet that allows you to take the fun – as shown in the video – to the airport and then onto your flight.
As your seatmate is sleeping thanks to boredom you are going on a Link-sized adventure. Take a look here:
The battery presumably runs on granted childhood dreams, so you may get more than just a couple hours of gaming – we hope.
The Youtube caption explains: “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.”
Unfortunately, this is just a teaser and you will have to wait until March 2017 to get one of these bad boys in your sweet little hands.
A press release explains further: “By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you.”
So many of us remember fondly toting that travel companion called the Game Boy on family road trips or on an airplane, passing the more tedious travel time with so many wonderful gaming titles.
Now that sentiment has grown up and comes bearing beautiful graphics and the next iteration of popular games.
With the Switch you will actually look forward to that long six-hour flight.