Nintendo has just revealed a fresh blue color variant for its most successful gaming console, the Switch. The Blue Nintendo Switch Lite console will be available for purchase across Europe starting May 7, while US fans will be able to pick this one up from May 21.
Apr 13, 2021 The reveal of the blue-colored Nintendo Switch Lite came in a tweet from Nintendo of America, introducing the fresh new blue color. The console will release on May 21st, and the $199 USD price tag will not change from previous Lite consoles. The launch will coincide with the Miitopia game, a new role-playing game from Nintendo.
Apr 13, 2021 Nintendo Switch Lite - New Blue Edition Images The blue edition will be available alongside the coral, yellow, turquoise and gray editions that are already available, and special editions like the. Nintendo Switch Lite (Blue). Dedicated to handheld play - The Nintendo Switch Lite is designed specifically for handheld play—so you can jump into your favorite games wherever you happen to be. Compact and lightweight - With its light, sleek design, this system is ready to hit the road whenever you are. Built-in controllers - Controllers are built right into the system for handheld play.
“By expanding the existing range of color options for the system, the blue Nintendo Switch Lite gives you more options to express your personal gaming style wherever you choose to play,” explains Nintendo in a statement.
With the addition of the new color, the Nintendo Switch Lite is now available in five different colors: blue, coral, grey, yellow, and turquoise. Unlike the regular Nintendo Switch, the Lite version has integrated controls and is smaller and lighter. Still, you can play the same games and you should be getting the same gameplay experience as you would on the standard version.
The biggest downside of the Switch Lite over the traditional Nintendo Switch is that it can't be docked, so you are limited to handheld mode. Besides that, you won't have to deal with recharging your Joy-Cons since the Switch Lite comes with integrated controls, as we mentioned earlier.
As far as the price goes, the fresh new blue Nintendo Switch Lite will cost the same as the other color options already available on the market, so depending on region, you will either pay $200 or €200 for one.
In other news, Nintendo announced the upcoming release of the New Pokemon Snap, a game designed specifically for handheld play. New Pokemon Snap will be out for the Nintendo Switch family on April 30.
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Finally, a second game coming to Nintendo Switch soon is Miitopia. A game that lets played star in hilarious adventures alongside their family and friends, Miitopia is scheduled for launch on May 21.
It might not be the Nintendo Switch hardware news you were waiting for, but Nintendo has today lifted lid on a fresh colour Switch Lite.
It's blue. Not 'Oceanic Blue' or 'Mario Dungarees Blue'. Just blue. And it arrives in Europe on 7th May.
To my eyes there's a certain indigo-y quality to it. It's skirting around the purple of GameCube, but it's certainly not a million miles away. Will this tempt you into a Switch Lite purchase ahead of any other Switch hardware releases this year?
In a press release announcing the new console colour, Nintendo also namechecked a couple of upcoming first-party Switch releases on its radar. New Pokémon Snap arrives on 30th April, while Miitopia follows on 21st May.
Beyond that, we know very little other than to expect a selection of Pokémon games either side of Christmas.
Nintendo is set to take part in E3 this year, and will likely lay out its plans for the second-half of 2021 then - such as how it will celebrate The Legend of Zelda's 35th anniversary.
Until then, how does blue suit you?
This #NintendoSwitchLite is a true blue! ?
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