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Nintendo Switch amiibo Support Confirmed

amiibo support confirmed for Nintendo Switch
IGN has spoken to a Nintendo representative, who confirmed that the upcoming Nintendo Switch will “absolutely” support amiibo for compatible games.

The unnamed representative state that “if a Nintendo Switch game supports amiibo then the Nintendo Switch home gaming system will as well”. They then went on to clarify some of the other features of the console that were revealed in today’s trailer, such as the Nintendo Switch Dock and Joy-Con Controllers. In regards to the dock, they explained:

“The Nintendo Switch Dock has been created so that it is extremely easy to seamlessly switch from playing games on a TV to transition into a portable mode. The dock is not the main console unit of Nintendo Switch. The main unit of Nintendo Switch is the unit that has the LCD screen, which the two Joy-Con controllers can be attached to and detached from. The main function of the Nintendo Switch Dock is to provide an output to the TV, as well as charging and providing power to the system.”

The Joy-Con controllers, which are the small controllers that attach to either side of the LCD screen and are referred to as Joy-Con L and R, respectively, will be included with the system. IGN also inquired about the presence of touch screen support, but Nintendo refused to answer, saying, “We will make additional announcements about the Nintendo Switch hardware later, before the launch of the product.”

We will keep you apprised of Nintendo Switch details as they emerge, so keep checking back to Heavy.com for that and all your gaming news.

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