The Nintendo NX is dead, long live the Nintendo Switch. The successor to the Wii U was officially shown off today, and is a hybrid console powered by Nvidia tech which comes with detachable controllers.

During the short preview video, six games were shown off the console. We already know about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but the five other games were all new - at least as far as the Switch is concerned, anyway.

Most exciting of all was a new 3D Mario game, which looks a bit like Super Mario 3D World. Equally striking was a Switch port of Bethesda's popular Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. We were also shown footage of an NBA basketball game (presumably from EA, although no one seems to be 100 percent sure at present) and a Switch ports of Wii U favourite Mario Kart 8; Splatoon also featured, though not everyone agrees on whether it's a port or a new game.

Plenty of developers and publishers have committed to the console already, so expect to see more games revealed over the coming weeks.

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