Nintendo has finally revealed more details about it's new Switch games console, which alternates between a home and mobile gaming system.

Revealed at the end of 2016, the Switch is Nintendo’s first home video game console since the Wii U. However, a small portable screen can be removed from the main hub and connected to the device’s modular Joy-Con controllers to create a mobile, handheld gaming device.

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said: “Nintendo Switch is a brand-new kind of home gaming system that offers a wide variety of play modes.

“We will introduce the world to new experiences made possible by the unique characteristics of the Nintendo Switch hardware and the Joy-Con.”

When does the Nintendo Switch launch in the UK? 

Nintendo’s new Switch console, will go on sale in the UK on March 3, the gaming giant has said.

 

The Nintendo Switch

The revolutionary device will be released in March (Koji Sasahara/AP)

How much will the Nintendo Switch cost?

The system will be priced at £279.99 in the UK, Nintendo confirmed.

What games will be available for the Nintendo Switch?

The next instalment in the popular Legend Of Zelda series, Breath Of The Wild, was also revealed as a launch title for the system, as was Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Nintendo also said third-party games including EA Sports’ FIFA and world-builder Minecraft would also be available on the system.

The trailer has also been relased for the multiplatform Lego City Undercover, which is also compatible with the Nintendo Switch.

 

Entrance to Switch showpiece
The venue for the event was given a Switch makeover (Koji Sasahara/AP)

 

What features does the Nintendo Switch have?

The modular controller has the ability to split into two and each can be used by one player to create a local multiplayer set-up, with the mobile screen used by both players.

The Joy-Con controllers will also include a touchpoint for amiibo figures – figures which can be added to games when triggered by the touchpoint – while it will also house an InfraRed motion camera that can be used to detect objects in certain games.

For example Nintendo said it can be used to detect a player’s hand for a virtual game of rock, paper, scissors.