Nintendo Switch Lite Getting Pokemon Sword And Shield Model

Every recent Nintendo handheld has come out with a variety of special models with paint jobs that pay homage to Nintendo’s biggest games and franchises. The Nintendo Switch Lite–a new handheld-only model of the Switch coming this fall–is no exception. The first such model will celebrate Pokemon Sword and Shield.

The “Zacian and Zamazenta Edition” is named after the two Legendary Pokemon that represent the titular Sword and Shield aspects of each game. It’s a light gray tone with blue and magenta face buttons, and artwork of the two creatures gracing the back. It will release on November 8 for $200, the same price as the other Nintendo Switch Lite models.

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The other three Switch Lite models, in yellow, gray, and turquoise, are coming on September 20. That means if you want the Pokemon version you’ll have to wait a little while. It launches just a week before Pokemon Sword and Shield, but the games will have to be purchased separately.

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a new model of Nintendo Switch with a lighter body and some removed features, along with the budget price. It can’t use docked mode to attach to a TV, and this model no longer has detachable Joy-Con controllers. That also means the rumble and IR camera have both been removed. It does replace the face buttons on the left side with a proper D-pad, however.

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Author: Steve Watts