Nintendo shows off the Switch on Jimmy Fallon
After revealing its next console, the Switch, back in October, Nintendo went on to say we wouldn't be given any more details until January. Although we didn't really learn anything new, the company gave us another tantalizing peek this week, as the affable President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé, demoed the upcoming console, as well as Mario's first mobile outing, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The 10-minute segment begins with Fils-Aimé guiding a giddy Jimmy Fallon through a level of Super Mario Run, under the watchful eye of the Mario creator himself, Shigeru Miyamoto. There wasn't much left for us to learn after the gameplay footage shown at Apple's iPhone 7 event back in September, but it's looking like a pretty slick way to kill time on the bus.
But the real star of the show was the Switch. Intrigued as we are, our minds aren't yet made up about the curious console, and with Nintendo remaining tight-lipped about most of the juicy details, we're keen to see more.
After a brief big-screen look at the gorgeous Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Fils-Aimé demonstrated the Switch's core idea by pulling the tablet from its holster on the table and quickly shifting the game to handheld mode. Of course, there could be some TV magic at work here, but the game appears to run just as well on the small screen as the larger at-home experience.
Super Mario Run is set to launch December 15 for iOS, with an Android release scheduled for sometime next year. The Switch is due for release in March 2017, and Nintendo has announced that more details on the console and its launch lineup will be revealed on January 12.
Check out the Tonight Show clip below.