The Nintendo Switch made an unexpected debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. It was known that Nintendo America Chief Operating Officer and President Reggie Fils-Aime would be appearing on the show to promote Super Mario Run. But it was not known that the Nintendo Switch would be part of the show as well, according to GameSpot. This unexpected debut gave Fallon a chance to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild during the broadcast.
Super Mario Run to be available next week
During the broadcast, Fils-Aime guided the excited host through a Super Mario Run level on iOS and promised to aid him in finding an invincibility star, noted GameSpot. During the session, the COO announced that a demo of the game will be available starting December 9 at Apple Stores. The full version of the game will be available in the App Store on December 15 for $9.99.
Fallon said, “I’m freaking out,” at least five times, especially when it was disclosed that Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto was in the audience and was watching his performance, says GameSpot. While playing, Fallon shouted, “Miyamoto are you watching?”
Pacing back and forth, shaking his hands, slapping the desk, and faltering in his speech, Fallon appeared genuinely excited at having the chance to play these games for the first time.
First public demo of Nintendo Switch
Later, Fils-Aime gave a demo of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This was the first time that the gaming company has demonstrated the hybrid gaming system in public. He also showed the ability of the Switch to be removed from its housing and used as a portable device. After this, Fallon took over.
“There should be a kickstand in the back, can I just pull it out? There’s a kickstand, you pop this out, I pull out these two controls, I give one to you, and we can play a two player game. … No, this thing is three- IT’S THREE CONSOLES IN ONE CONSOLE. I am FREAKING out.”
The Nintendo Switch will launch in March. Though there is no official information on its price, a few weeks ago, Laura Kate Dale of LetsPlayVideoGame tweeted that the wholesale prices of the device would be US$250, C$329 and £199.99, and the upgraded storage option will wholesale at US$300
You can watch the show from this YouTube link.