Nintendo Switch: Here are Some Hidden Features Fans Have Found

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Nintendo fans have picked apart last week’s Switch reveal trailer to find new evidence of the console’s unconfirmed features and functionality.

It’s only been a matter of days since Nintendo dropped the first trailer for its next hardware release, but dedicated fans are already hungry for more information. The NX is now officially known as the Switch — and there’s a clear desire for more details about the potentially game-changing system.

Fortunately, Reddit user EveMK89 has taken the time to collect notes on the reveal trailer to see if there’s any more useful information hidden away among the footage. The clip spent plenty of time showing off the console’s various control methods, and it may well have let slip a few secrets in the process.

A post published to the Nintendo Switch subreddit over the weekend shares these findings with the community. There are several buttons that weren’t explained in the trailer itself; for instance, the two inputs to the top edge of each Joy-Con segment in their portable configuration are the system’s start and select buttons — even though one of them looks a lot like a traditional D-Pad.

There are also several functional buttons hidden away on the controller. There’s a detach button used to remove the Joy-Con components from the screen, power and volume controls, and also what looks to be a shoulder input for when a single Joy-Con is being used during multiplayer sessions.

Meanwhile, the back of the Switch in its portable configuration hides a couple of secrets of its own. There seems to be a space to keep a stylus handy, as well as a slot that looks to be the right size and shape to receive an SD card — presumably for game saves and other data storage requirements.

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There’s also confirmation that the edge of the portable screen features a headphone jack and a charging port. The dock houses a couple of USB ports, as well as an indicator light that tells players when the system is in TV mode.

Of course, it’s possible that the Switch console seen in the reveal video is an early prototype, and changes could be made ahead of its retail release. We’ve seen this happen in the past, notably in the case of the Nintendo DS that was unveiled at E3 2004, and the system that was released several months later.

Still, this breakdown gives us a bit more information about how the Switch will work in practice. Nintendo’s next big thing is neither a traditional home console or a standard portable, but it seems that the company is doing everything in its power to ensure that the hybrid makes an imapct when it launches next year.

The Nintendo Switch is expected to release in March 2017.

Source: Reddit