The Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch, which was previously under the codename “Nintendo NX,” will be available in March 2017. Nintendo/

The Nintendo Switch is currently making headlines as fans eagerly anticipate the take-off of Nintendo’s latest console. While official details of the Switch will be announced on its January 12 launch event, certain lucky fans will be able to try the hybrid gaming system way before its March release.

Fans will get their chance to play the Nintendo Switch not long after its official launch on January 12. The day after the event, which will be broadcasted live from Tokyo, Nintendo will host another one in New York to let fans have hands-on experience on the Switch.

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While no official announcement has been made on what games the fans can try out on the Nintendo Switch, possible titles include “NBA 2K17,” “Dragon Quest X,” “Dragon Quest XI,” “Just Dance 2017,” “Project Sonic 2017,” “Splatoon Switch,” “Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom,” “Cube Life: Island Survival,” “Lego City Undercover,” and “Constructor,” “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” and of course, “Mario Kart.” The new and currently untitled “Mario” game that appeared in the new console’s introductory trailer back in October is also likely to be announced and included.

The January 12th Tokyo event is set to officially unveil the Nintendo Switch, as well as its price and exact March release date. As for the New York event the following day, the Japanese gaming giant has not provided details regarding its specific location or guests. Fans are expected to be able to attend the event, of course. This is a promotional affair after all.

The Nintendo Switch, which was previously known under the working name “Nintendo NX,” is getting all kinds of hype because of its hybrid features, integrating the portability of a handheld device with the power of a home gaming system. It can be played like a regular console by connecting it to a TV and it can also be taken on-the-go like a mobile handset.