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First footage of Nintendo Switch touch screen in action (video)

by Mark Tyson on 24 January 2017, 12:01

Tags: Nintendo (TYO:7974)

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We've seen the new Switch console demonstrated twice in official Nintendo videos and presentations. First we had a demonstration teaser in October, which was followed up by an official launch presentation earlier this month. However throughout all this official exposure we've never seen the Switch tablet portion's touch screen in action, until now.

As reported by MCV, AllGamesBeta on YouTube have a video showing touch screen interaction in the Switch edition of Activision’s Skylanders Imaginators. In the video, embedded below, you can see what looks to be a Nintendo employee deftly navigating through menus, scrolling left and right, selecting options etc. The game UI appears to run fluidly and be immediately responsive to the user's pokes and prods.

Unfortunately, the video doesn't show actual game playing footage in Skylanders Imaginators using the touch screen. However, it's good to see the video ending with the Switch returning to its dock and the large screen TV taking over in a mere 2 or 3 seconds.

Switch games visual calendar

Lots of games have been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch so it's hard to keep track of what is coming and when it is due. With that problem in mind Twitter user Dystify has put together a handy visual solution which provides a great at-a-glance overview of what to expect and when.

Of course such a compilation job isn't easy, as while some game publishers have been specific with dates others have been much less so. Thus we have a couple of large lumps in this visual; 'TBA', and the almost as vague '2017'. Nevertheless if you are interested in the Nintendo Switch this is a handy cut-out-and-keep visual which might well be kept updated by Dystify. Click the image for an enlarged version.

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The pad is smaller than i thought it would be, but i am very impressed with the responsiveness of the screen.

Also the switch (pun intended) to TV is very impressive.

Still not sure about the Switch as mario kart looks like mario kart WiiU so was hoping for more i dont know.

Maybe at christmas when it comes bundled with a couple of games for less the £299 it might do well.
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mario kart looks like mario kart WiiU

Well, it is Mario Kart 8. Played the life out of it on the Wii U already, not sure the extra courses in the Deluxe version would be enough to sway me.
It actually looks quite good, but still think its overpriced :)
I like the idea of the device, but the specs and list of game releases disappoints. It's the same story as the past few Nintendo consoles for me unfortunately , which is a shame because I really do have a lot of fond childhood memories and respect for Nintendo, a Mario game similar to Mario 64 but in 4k with all the latest gen bells and whistles would make me buy a new Nintendo console in an instant.

also, a new gen 4k pilotwings would have me frothing at the mouth!
I think that this will appeal more to me in the coming months/short years when you can pick them up at a more palatable price with games. Sure, the Switch delivers quite a lot in terms of innovation, but the early adopter premium is a bit much for me.