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The 6 games Nintendo showed for the Switch

The 6 games Nintendo showed for the Switch

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Nintendo stuffed a lot into its three-minute reveal of the Switch console, including six games. Though a number of the games have already or will appear on Nintendo’s Wii U, the idea of playing console-quality games on-the-go is enticing.

Here are the six games that appear in the trailer:

The Legend of Zelda

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

Mario Kart

An NBA game

A new Super Mario game


Each game shows off the console’s features. First-person and open-world games like Elder Scrolls have struggled to find a home on mobile consoles in the past. Mario Kart and the NBA game emphasize local multiplayer, while Splatoon makes it explicit that the Switch will target e-sports. And a new Super Mario is the backbone of new Nintendo hardware.

It's unclear if both Mario Kart and Splatoon are the Wii U versions of those games, or new versions built specifically for the Nintendo Switch.

Presumably Nintendo will go into greater detail on releases as the console approaches its release in March 2017.