If you, or anybody you know for that matter, is an big time gamer, then there can be no doubt that you’ll have heard all about the latest and, perhaps, greatest video game console; the Nintendo Switch. This new console has gamers all over the world super excited as they gear up for an entirely new gaming experience!
New Ways to Play
The Nintendo Switch is truly unique among video game systems in that it combines all of the best bits from a home-based console that you hook up to your TV, a portable handheld game system (much like the very popular Nintendo DS range) and a third, somewhat unique mode; you can lay it down on a tabletop (or virtually any flat surface for that matter!), using the built-in screen as your ‘TV’ and removing the detachable Joy-Con handles to use as controllers.
Never before has a video game console given players so many different ways to play their favourite games. Speaking of which…
Classic Nintendo Characters on the Switch Console
Of all of the games to accompany the Nintendo Switch console on its launch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is easily the most anticipated. This wide-spanning RPG (role-playing game) allows gamers to step into the boots of legendary hero Link once again and set out on an amazing adventure in a beautifully realised fantasy world. There have been more than 18 Legend of Zelda games released in the past 30 years or so, and Breath of the Wild might just be the best one yet!
Soon to be joining Link and co. on the Nintendo Switch is everyone’s favourite dungaree wearing Italian plumber, Super Mario himself! Mario’s first Switch outing, however, will not be a platform adventure game, but the latest installment in the crazily fun Super Mario Kart series. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe promises to be the most mad-cap and frantic version of this most loved comedy racing game, as all of Nintendo’s most famous characters test their speed and skill across all sorts of wonderful-looking themed racing tracks inspired by the jaw-dropping world of Nintendo.
Funky New Nintendo Switch Accessories
In addition to an innovative new kind of gaming console and some awesome new games to play on it, Nintendo’s Switch is also accompanied by all sorts of cool accessories which will help you enhance your gaming experience even further!
If you want your Mario Karting to feel that little bit more intense and authentic, you can pick up a pair of Joy-Con Controller Steering Wheels for only €17.99 – these will make you really feel like you’re behind the steering wheel! Likewise, the Pro Controller Pad is an essential upgrade for those of you who want to give yourself that little extra bit of edge when it comes to your gaming, particularly when your honor is at stake in multiplayer!
Be sure to check out Littlewoods Ireland’s full gaming range and explore the wealth of different consoles, games and accessories. Be warned though, with so much to choose from, you may find it hard to pick out your favourite!
Words: Sean Markey.