After months of unaddressed rumors, Nintendo has lastly revealed a refresh of the hybrid Nintendo Swap console. It’s referred to as the Nintendo Swap Lite and the smaller, lighter system releases this September with a $200 price ticket.
The rumors pointed towards two completely different variations of the Nintendo Swap: one devoted to dwelling play and one designed to be fitter for taking over the go. The Nintendo Swap Lite suits the invoice for the latter, giving gamers a lighter and smaller system completely set in undocked mode.
The Lite has built-in controllers, and the directional buttons that have been on the left Joycon have been changed with a plus management pad. HD rumble and the movement digital camera have additionally been eliminated. The Swap Lite can play video games that require movement controls, nonetheless, you’ll simply want to make use of further Pleasure-cons with them.
The largest caveat is that the Swap Lite can solely play video games that help handheld mode. That mentioned, the Nintendo Swap library does embrace many video games that do that, and there are only some that solely help one or the opposite. Video games like Tremendous Mario Social gathering don’t help handheld mode, so potential Swap Lite homeowners should be conscious of this going ahead.
The total specs for the Nintendo Swap Lite haven’t been revealed however Nintendo has mentioned that this mannequin will function barely higher battery life than the usual Swap. The battery life for the unique console can get you roughly 2.5 to six.5 hours of play, attaining roughly three hours whereas taking part in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. If the Swap Lite goes to fill that area, it might undoubtedly profit from enhanced battery efficiency, particularly due to its cell focus.
Yellow, gray, and turquoise are the usual colours for the Lite. On the Nintendo web site, it particulars that the Swap Lite may have a 5.5-inch show, a barely smaller display screen than the 6.2-inch commonplace Swap. Nintendo advised The Verge that the Swap Lite may have 720p decision. The corporate additionally shared particular mild gray Pokémon Sword and Protect version of the Swap Lite will launch on November eight, 2019, which is identical day the video games launch. Having the Lite accessible alongside the brand new Pokémon sport looks like excellent timing, one thing Nintendo COO Doug Bowser addressed.
“We consider the timing is true when we’ve got momentum,” Bowser advised The Verge. “That is the right alternative for us to supply extra decisions, and to carry extra customers into Nintendo Swap within the third 12 months. Once you tie that with the software program that we simply introduced at E3, we’ve received an ideal alternative as we head into the vacation.”
The Nintendo Swap Lite launches September 20, 2019 and will likely be accessible at main retailers. The Pokémon Sword and Protect releases November eight, 2019.