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Thank you Mario, Nintendo's newest console 'Switch' arrives March 3 with new games

Thank you Mario, Nintendo's newest console 'Switch' arrives March 3 with new games

WATCH | Nintendo's newest console, the Switch, is officially hitting the markets on March 3rd.

The Switch was announced way back in October, much to the surprise of enthusiasts.

Media wait outside the venue for the presentation of the new Nintendo Switch in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Nintendo Co. said Friday that its Nintendo Switch video game console will sell for 29,980 yen (about $260) in Japan, starting March 3. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Nintendo Switch Announcement took place on January 12th.

The price point for this new system? $299.00. This, however, excludes the cost of additional accessories.

A highly unique feature of the Switch comes from its design and functionality, which, due to a series of modular attachments, can function in three modes: TV mode, Tabletop, and Handheld

Multiplayer is available through online play or "local wi-fi," which connects up to 8 consoles.

As for the games coming to the system, the announcement confirmed a few speculations that occurred from a GameStop leak.

Some titles will launch with the console, like "1, 2, Switch."

Other announced games will be launched later in the year, including:  "Arms," "Splatoon 2," "Super Mario Odyssey," and "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe." A new Pokemon game was not addressed but is still highly anticipated.

Among one of the long-awaited games is the newest title in the "Legend of Zelda" series, which will be available the same day as the console launch.

The announcement of "Breath of the Wild" stunned enthusiasts earlier in June of 2016, with new graphics, game content, and features that aimed to create a new take on the Nintendo classic.

Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017

WATCH | The full announcement is available online.

An international release date and the removal of region blocked games gives a unifying sense of community worldwide. The Switch itself provides enthusiasts with a fresh look at the potential of gaming.

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