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Nintendo holding Switch hands-on event in New York Jan. 13

It’s the first hands-on opportunity for the Nintendo Switch

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Chelsea Stark (she/her), executive editor, has been covering video games for more than a decade.

The Nintendo Switch — the console-handheld hybrid announced last month — will make its hands-on debut at a private event in New York on Jan. 13, 2017, Nintendo announced today.

The Switch will get a five-hour event in New York following a streamed presentation on the evening of Jan. 12, which Nintendo is referring to as its “Tokyo webcast.” That will offer more details about the upcoming hardware, which Nintendo has remained mum on since the three-minute announcement trailer debuted in mid-October.

The Tokyo presentation will be held live for investors and media, Nintendo said in an earlier announcement. The company will reveal the Switch price and exact release date. Up until now, the platform has only been given a March 2017 launch window.

While Nintendo hasn’t announced an exact location or further details for the New York follow-up event, it did stress that it “will further emphasize some of the details that Nintendo plans to announce.”

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