Nintendo 'Switch' gaming system arrives in March

Heads up, gamers: Nintendo today unveiled a new gaming system, dubbed Switch, which features detachable controllers.

Here's how it works: At home, your Switch will rest in a dock that connects the system to your TV. When you're heading out, you can lift Switch from the dock and the system will "instantly transition to portable mode" so you can take your game with you. The system is slated to launch in March 2017, but Nintendo did not offer up an exact release date.

Switch also features two detachable Joy-Con controllers on either side of its display, offering loads of gameplay options.

"One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand, two players can each take one, or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people," Nintendo explained in its announcement. If you're with a group of people, you can connect several Switch systems together for "local multiplayer face-to-face competition," the company said.

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You can also slip your Joy-Con into a Grip accessory, so they mirror a more traditional controller, or get a separate Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers.

"Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like," Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime said in a statement. "It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries."

Nintendo has not yet released pricing details or a full list of specs for the system, but we know that Switch is powered by Nvidia technology and features an HD display. A number of game publishers and developers have already announced support for Switch, including Activision, Bethesda, Capcom, EA, Epic Games, Telltale, and Ubisoft.

For a look at Switch in action, check out the video below.

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