Nintendo Switch has a 6.2″ 720p multi-touch screen

It’s been a week since NX became Nintendo Switch and we finally learned all about Nintendo’s next home console – except, actually we didn’t learn all there is to it.

Last week’s slick trailer gave a solid overview of Switch’s core mechanics, but Eurogamer has learned about other features which were not shown or talked about.

A number of sources, including those who informed me of the back in July, have all confirmed other capabilities which Nintendo is currently keeping quiet.

New Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage

Nintendo has yet to unveil its big NX announcement (less than one hour to go, folks) but it has kept us happy with some new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage.

The launch of the game’s new official Japanese site has brought us a fresh look at the game’s beautiful open world, complete with some dramatic dynamic weather effects.

Each of the videos were recently uploaded to Nintendo Japan’s official YouTube for display on the site, which labels them as being from the game’s Wii U version.

NX is now Nintendo Switch, a portable console with detachable controllers

Nintendo’s next console, previously code-named NX, is now titled Nintendo Switch.

As Eurogamer reported back in July, Nintendo Switch is , runs on cartridges and connects to your TV.

The trailer shows how you can switch play from the TV to a handheld base unit which snaps out of the main dock. A pair of detachable controllers can then connect to either side of the screen.

Win: We’ve got five Pokémon Go Plus gadgets to give away

Fancy some brand new Nintendo hardware? No, not NX. We have five Pokémon Go Plus gadgets to give away!

The wearable accessory syncs with your phone to give you Pokémon Go notifications without having to take your mobile out your pocket. You can even catch Pokémon and collect loot from PokéStops with a simple button press.

The Pokémon Go Plus launches this Friday, 16th September priced £34.99 – but you can nab one yourself for free.

Nintendo is giving away an NX

Nintendo hasn’t even announced NX, but it is already planning to give one away.

The company’s under-wraps next console is the grand prize of a big new Splatoon tournament, being run jointly by Nintendo and eSports giant ESL.

It’s not going to be easy – the ESL Go4Splatoon tournament will consist of a six-month season of matches, ending in March, before a grand final next year.

New Zelda 30th anniversary amiibo will work with Breath of the Wild

Four amiibo figures based on classic Legend of Zelda games to celebrate the franchise’s 30th anniversary are on the way.

Similar to Super Mario’s 30th anniversary amiibo, the headliner is a 3D version of 8-bit Link from the NES original. Another is based on Ocarina of Time’s Link, and the final two are Toon Link and Toon Zelda from The Wind Waker. All four will be released on December 2nd.

All four will work the same as existing Link, Toon Link and Zelda amiibo figures from the Super Smash Bros Collection, and join this year’s in offering undisclosed “special functionality” with the next Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, when it comes to Wii U and NX next year.

There’s a new report about those NX detachable controllers

NX’s detachable controllers will have a couple of hidden tricks inside them, according to a new report.

Last month, that Nintendo’s next console would be a portable device, powered by an Nvidia’s Tegra technology, with two small controllers detachable from its portable screen.

We heard these clipped onto either side of the portable’s main unit – which also houses its screen – and it’s these controllers which have now come under the spotlight.

“We have to do better when we launch NX”

Nintendo has said it must do better at launching NX than its predecessor, Wii U.

It’s not exactly a surprise to hear Nintendo say this, but it’s pleasing to hear Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime admit specific things which went wrong with Wii U – and what needs to be done different for the upcoming NX.

“One of the things that we have to do better when we launch the NX,” Fils-Aime told , “[is] we have to do a better job communicating the positioning for the product.

In Theory: Could NX bring Wii and GameCube games to Virtual Console?

News of has taken the spotlight this week, with sources pointing to a mobile device that interfaces with a game dock for your HDTV. Inside, . It’s a big departure from the IBM PowerPC architecture of its last three machines, raising questions over how NX’s compatibility with older games will be handled going forward.

Until now, Nintendo has been diligent in bringing a strong legacy of titles to each new platform. It began in earnest with the Wii, via the Virtual Console for NES, SNES and N64 titles – but also with true, native hardware support for GameCube titles. This ability to tap into past glories boiled down to a common through-line in technology, one that stubbornly persists to this day with Wii U. From Gekko to Broadway to Espresso, the trend of iterating on the same PowerPC core gave Nintendo a link to the past, each time boosting the chipset’s clock speeds over the last, and by the end, adding multi-core support.

The shift to Nvidia’s Tegra means that this form of native backward compatibility is no longer an option. It’s a clean break in technology and one that’s been 15 years in the running. The notion of a second internal processor for backward compatibility – as seen in PlayStation 2 and initial PS3 models – is also highly unlikely, bearing in mind the NX’s portable, power efficient nature. So the bad news is that running library titles using original silicon is off the table, but there is another option. Tests we’ve run this week suggest that the Nvidia chipset may well have the horsepower to bring many of these titles to life on NX using a next-gen iteration of its Virtual Console emulation technology.