By now, you’ve probably already discovered that, to use your Switch connected to your TV set, you need the Dock, which is super inconvenient if you’re headed to Grandma’s house for the weekend. Instead of packing that big old Dock, plus the power supply, get TNP’s HDMI adapter. It’s got a USB-C cable to connect to your Switch, plus a USB-C port, a USB-A port, and and HDMI port so you can connect all of your needed travel peripherals, including a portable battery pack. It’s way more convenient to take this tiny adapter and a couple of cords than to try to fit your entire Switch TV set up in your bag.
When Nintendo Switch launches in March 2017, it’ll be backed by some of the biggest names in the gaming industry. A wide selection of AAA publishers have pledged their support for Nintendo Switch, including Activision, Capcom, Electronic Arts, SEGA, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and many more. And, of course, Nintendo will release new titles starring their popular characters, like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and some new Mario games. It’s a great time to be a gaming fan.
Out of the box, you can charge the two Joy-Con by sliding them on to the Switch tablet and then sliding the tablet into the Dock. It’s a fine solution if you’re putting away the console for the night, but it’s a pretty terrible solution if you’re in the middle of “Breath of the Wild” and your gamepad starts running of juice.
Splatoon 2 is one of those rare games you can play for more than a year and still not be tired of it. Many players hoped for a fast port to Switch to hit the ground running, but what we got was an impressive sequel with an all-new single-player campaign and a “season 2” multiplayer mode that took the best from the first game and expanded on it. Couple that with Salmon Run — an addictive new co-op mode — and plenty of free post-release content, and you’ve got one of the prime reasons to connect your Switch to a wifi network where and whenever you can. — Peer Schneider
Great console with functionality, but lack of great games for now. Easy to setup, handy for two players, although the L and R buttons on the joy-con are a bit hard to reach. The only thing i don’t like is the stand at the back, it is quite flimsy, and there is no rubber cover to protect the microsd when the stand is opened. Overall it is a great console!
Look, Minecraft is Minecraft – and if you’ve already played Minecraft elsewhere, then you’re not going to find anything tremendously new here. But here’s the thing about Minecraft: it’s endlessly replayable and so packed with delight that it’s hard to resist the urge to have it at your fingertips at all times.
Amiibos – in the form of fun little character figures – are Nintendo’s wireless communications and storage system. They interact with software and allow data to be transferred over multiple platforms. Popular with both the 3DS and the WiiU, amiibos can now be used to access fun extras in compatible games on the Nintendo Switch.
Your Joy-Cons don’t have a charger outside of what you get on the actual Nintendo Switch, and that can be a problem if you’ve got multiple pairs of controllers and don’t always connect them to your console. Fortunately, Orbeet makes a nice 4-in-1 charger with 2 additional USB ports for charging Pro Controllers.
The official Nintendo-made case lets you store a Switch with a Joy-Con and offers a 3DS-style elastic holster that stores up to 14 game cards. It also comes with a microfiber cleaning cloth, which probably has the Switch logo on it somewhere. For $15, you can’t ask for much more.
So don’t go into this expecting a wildly different game from what you’ve played before. This is a traditional Street Fighter experience through and through, and the console’s form-factor makes it perfect for quick multiplayer sessions.