REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 20, 2019--
The Nintendo Switch family of systems welcomes a new addition today with the launch of Nintendo Switch Lite. Players now have the ability to choose the Nintendo Switch system that’s right for them. Additionally, owners of either system in the Nintendo Switch family can also enjoy The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, now available in stores and in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.
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The Nintendo Switch family of systems welcomes a new addition today with the launch of Nintendo Switch Lite. Players now have the ability to choose the Nintendo Switch system that’s right for them. (Photo: Business Wire)
“The introduction of Nintendo Switch Lite gives people the choice of a Nintendo Switch system that best fits their needs and personal play style,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With the simultaneous launch of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, today is a great day for newcomers and existing Nintendo Switch owners alike.”
A lightweight device with integrated controls designed specifically to play Nintendo Switch games that support Handheld mode, Nintendo Switch Lite is available in three different colors: yellow, grey and turquoise. Nintendo Switch Lite has integrated controls and is smaller than the original version of Nintendo Switch.
As a dedicated handheld gaming device, Nintendo Switch Lite supports all Nintendo Switch software that can be played in Handheld mode. It’s ideal for people who have lots of opportunities to play on the go, and for anyone who wants to play online via Nintendo Switch Online (sold separately) or local wireless multiplayer* with friends or family who already own a Nintendo Switch system.
For a comparison between Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/compare/.
Also launching today, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Adventure joins the robust lineup of games that can be played on any Nintendo Switch family system. In this reimagining of one of the most beloved games in the Legend of Zelda series, Link has washed ashore on a mysterious island, filled with strange and colorful inhabitants. To return home, Link must explore a reimagined Koholint Island that’s been faithfully rebuilt in a new art style. Along the way, he will battle enemies and conquer numerous dungeons riddled with tricks, traps and enemies, including some from the Super Mario series.
In the new Chamber Dungeon mode, players earn Chambers (dungeon rooms) throughout the story and arrange them to complete objectives. Launching alongside the game is an adorable new Link amiibo figure. By using this Link amiibo figure**, players can unlock Shadow Link in the Chamber Dungeon. For more information about The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, visit https://www.zelda.com/links-awakening/.
The Nintendo Switch Lite system is now available at a suggested retail price of $199.99. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, which can be played on any system in the Nintendo Switch family, is also available at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.
*Additional systems and games required.
**amiibo sold separately. This game allows you to save game data on the amiibo figure. Game data must be deleted before saving data from another amiibo compatible game. Visit amiibo.com for details on amiibo functionality.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch ™ system and the Nintendo 3DS ™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System ™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy ™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS ™ family of systems, Super NES ™, Nintendo 64 ™, Nintendo GameCube ™, Wii ™ and Wii U ™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at https://www.nintendo.com/.
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