Nintendo Switch Appears on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

The first sighting of a Switch in the wild has aired, giving us a quick look at what to expect from the upcoming console.

Reggie Fils-Aime appeared as a special guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in order to showcase Super Mario Run, but also brought two surprises: Shigeru Miyamoto, and a Nintendo Switch.

The segment saw Fallon play through a level of Super Mario Run, earning Mr. Miyamoto's approval in the process. Much to the utter delight of Fallon, Fils-Aime then unveiled a Nintendo Switch loaded up with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

While brief, the gameplay showcased features such as dropping boulders from above to take out enemies, or sliding down a hill on the back of Link's shield. Fils-Aime and Fallon also showcased the flexibility of the Switch by seamlessly swapping to the portable screen mode.

It's nothing we've not seen before, but it's still good to see the console in action ahead of the Nintendo Direct on January 12th. More importantly, Jimmy Fallon's sheer enthusiasm is infectious and a treat to watch.

The Nintendo Switch is currently set to release sometime in March. As always, we'll be sure to provide more details the moment we get them!


Kris is an Australian with a long history of video games and writing, two hobbies that he hopes to merge and turn into something more.

Published Jun. 9th 2017

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