Nintendo have unveiled a new Lite addition to the Switch family.
Switch Lite supports local and online connectivity, amiibo, and will be available in either grey, yellow or turquoise varieties. A special Pokémon Sword and Shield edition has also been announced, and goes on sale in November.
It also appears to have improved battery life, with Nintendo stating on their comparison page that Breath of the Wild can be played for “roughly four hours on a single charge” on Switch Lite, as opposed to the three hours on a regular Switch.
Naturally, only games that support handheld mode – which is most Switch games – can be played on the Switch Lite. Additional Joy-Cons can be connected wirelessly for games that require motion controls, such as 1-2 Switch, Super Mario Party and Nintendo Labo’s Robot, Variety and Vehicle Kits, but these need to be purchased separately.
Nintendo Switch Lite launches 20 September with an RRP of $199.99. No official UK or European price point has been announced yet.
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