The upcoming Nintendo console, the Nintendo Switch, seems to be on everyone’s lips these days. The highly anticipated system is about to revolutionize the way we play video games…and where. The Nintendo Switch is the first game console that allows the player to take their active game along with them via a portable handheld unit.
Fans got an exciting first look at the real system in play on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night, when Fallon welcomed the President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé, as a guest. Reggie brought with him the upcoming Super Mario Run Mobile game to show-off, along with the Nintendo Switch and a special guest.
Fallon is a self-professed nerd of epic porportions, so the debut of the Nintendo Switch was a natural fit with The Tonight Show. Reggie brought along three big surprises for Fallon. The world debut of a real-life Nintendo Switch was a big focus, but the game that was showcased is just as much a story. Fallon got to be the first fan to play the long-awaited game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The gameplay showcased the expansive world and Fils-Aime said that we can literally make our way to anywhere we see on the screen. It doesn’t get much more epic than being the first person to play the upcoming Zelda game on the most legendary late-night television show of all time, does it? The next surprise certainly elevated the experience for Fallon.
Not only did Fallon get to play the upcoming Zelda title, but he also got a surprise visit from the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto. Miyamoto is the designer behind well known titles like Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda. Fallon had a huge fanboy moment when he realized that Miyamoto was about to watch him play the new Zelda game and for good reason. The home video game industry was on the verge of a major crash thanks to the eventual downfall of the Atari, but Miyamoto changed all that. The Super Mario Bros. resurrected the industry and made the Nintendo a household name that still remains to this day. Zelda was also groundbreaking, in that it changed the way that video games are made and began the trend of open-world games.
The other great surprise was the showcase of the upcoming mobile game, Super Mario Run. The game has three modes of play: the primary side-scrolling game, Toad Rally mode (where you can challenge other players) and Mushroom Kigdom mode (where you can create and customize your own worlds to play). Super Mario Run is set to release first on iPhone and iPad next Monday and on Android down the road at an unspecified date.
Super Mario Run is due out on December 15, 2016, the Nintendo Switch is set to debut In March of 2017 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will debut at an unknown date in 2017.
Source: The Tonight Show