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Skyrim, NBA 2K and new Mario are coming to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's got its third parties back.
Jessica Conditt, @JessConditt
October 20, 2016
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The Nintendo Switch looks like an impressive piece of hardware capable of going from the living room to mobile with the swipe of a hand, but it's nothing without a lineup of acclaimed, high-quality games and fresh experiences. In the Switch's debut teaser trailer, we got a glimpse at some of the software hitting Nintendo's new hardware, including a new 3D Mario game, a new version of Splatoon (look at those hairstyles) and a new Mario Kart featuring King Boo and two item slots. Of course we saw The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as well, but it was the third-party support that really stood out.

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In the trailer, the Switch played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and NBA 2K, and Nintendo has listed a swathe of partners that plan to support the console. These include Call of Duty studio Activision, Fallout house Bethesda, Mass Effect publisher EA, Bayonetta developer Platinum Games, Final Fantasy creator Square Enix, The Walking Dead studio Telltale Games, Assassin's Creed company Ubisoft and Mortal Kombat publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

This is a positive sign for Nintendo fans, following the Wii U's rather anemic third-party support, especially near the end of its life cycle.

In today's trailer, we also got a glimpse of some Amiibo sitting next to the Switch, though it remains unclear if the new console will support Nintendo's toys-to-life figures natively. Nintendo promises to reveal more details about the games and functionality of the Switch before its worldwide release in March 2017.

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