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Nintendo Switch launch games lineup leaked

A 'leaked' list of Nintendo Switch launch games has circled on the web, showing what games we could see on the Switch when it launches in March
By: Derek Strickland | Gaming News | Posted: Jan 9, 2017 8:43 am

The launch games lineup for Nintendo's new Switch console-and-handheld hybrid has apparently been leaked onto the internet.

 

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Thanks to a reported slip-up by IGN France, the Switch's launch games lineup has been showcased prematurely ahead of Nintendo's official presentation event planned on Jan 12. The list is pretty interesting, confirming recent reports, but also showing off some new games we haven't heard about yet including Ubisoft's newest Assassin's Creed: Egypt game, a new Pikmin game, and the latest Super Mario adventure.

 

The games include Super Mario Frost Land, a special Switch version of Mario Kart 8, a Switch port of Splatoon called "Counterattack," a new Piikmin game, Zelda Breath of the Wild (releases March 17!), Skyrim: Special Edition, Dragon Quest, and more.

 

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Expected Nintendo Switch specs and performance

 

(Note: most of this information has not been officially confirmed)

 

Console Mode

 

  • Chip type: highly-customized, revamped Tegra, possbily 20nm Maxwell or 16nm Pascal
  • Power: USB Type-C, charged docked
  • Video out: HDMI
  • GPU clock: 768MHz (max, could be variable based on game/app/program, won't always hit max perf)
  • CPU clock: 1020MHz (consistent perf)
  • System RAM: 4GB unified memory (unified VRAM and DRAM)
  • Resolution output: native 1080p switched over from handheld's 720p resolution
  • Unreal Engine 4 GFX display settings: High

 

Handheld Mode

 

  • Chip type: highly-customized, revamped Tegra, possbily 20nm Maxwell or 16nm Pascal
  • Power: USB Type-C, external charger
  • Video out: N/A
  • GPU clock: downclocked to 302MHz (maximum based on game/app/program, won't always hit max perf)
  • CPU clock: 1020MHz (consistent perf)
  • System RAM: 4GB unified memory (unified VRAM and DRAM)
  • Battery Life: ~3 Hours?
  • Resolution output: 720p resolution in 6.2-inch tablet handheld
  • Unreal Engine 4 GFX display settings: Medium

 

Nintendo Switch Info and Specs

 

  • Nintendo Switch handheld tablet uses non-removable, rechargable 3.7V Li-Ion battery
  • Both 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11ac MIMO Wi-Fi supported
  • No LTE/cellular internet support
  • USB Type-C confirmed
  • No Ethernet port in the Switch cradle/dock, requires USB-to-ethernet adapter, compatible with Wii's LAN adapter
  • Switch handheld supports MicroSD for expanded memory
  • Laptops can be hooked directly to the cradle
  • Detachable JoyPad controllers are connected via Bluetooth
  • Low-power Bluetooth, likely Bluetooth 4.0 +
  • AC Adapter output (from dock to handheld) DC 5 V - DC 15 V, 2.6 A - Switch has max power draw of 39W while charging on cradle, supports Type-C quick-charge*
  • AC Adapter input (from wall to dock) AC 100 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz, 1 A - standardized power, hinting the Switch may be region-free (the Wii U's adapter, however, is similarly rated and isn't region-free)

 

*Basic formula to convert volts to watts is Watts = Volts x Amps, so we plug in the Switch's 15V times the 2.6A to get 39W, meaning the Switch will draw a max of 39W while docked.

 

At TweakTown we've extensively covered all Switch reports and news, and you can find a full catalog of our content here. You can also scroll down below for a bullet list of all the pertinent details.

 

The Nintendo Switch launches in March 2017, possibly at a $249 and $299 price point, with a major reveal including full specs, launch lineup and more being held on January 13-15, 2017. Check below for everything we know about the Nintendo Switch so far, including confirmed details, analyses, rumors, specs and more.

 

 

Everything we know about Nintendo Switch so far:

 

NEWS SOURCES:Twitter.com

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