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See Nintendo Switch’s First Live Demo With Jimmy Fallon

Last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, gamers worldwide got a big surprise. Not only did the audience get to see Super Mario Run live, everyone in attendance witnessed a demo of the hotly anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch. Take a look at the first ever public demo of the Switch.

Fallon Might be the Luckiest Man Alive Right Now

First off, Super Mario Run looks great. Jimmy Fallon is a self-proclaimed gamer and his performance proves it. Affable Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé explained the different gameplay modes that include World Tour, Toad Rally and Kingdom Builder. Fallon took a crack at World Tour mode and fared pretty well. The overall experience seems fun and very user-friendly. We’re a week away from the game’s release date, and Mario fans can’t wait.

However, that was merely an appetizer. The biggest surprise of the whole presentation was the reveal that we would see live gameplay of the new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch. The game promises to be the biggest game in the series' history. Our hands-on coverage left us wanting more, and that’s where Fallon wound up after playing for just a few seconds. More importantly, this was the first time ever that the Switch in the real world. Seeing the Nintendo Switch for the first time on television is exciting, and the system looks fantastic. In particular, it looked very simple for Fallon to "switch" between TV and portable at a moment's notice.

Is This a New Age for Nintendo?

Legendary Nintendo creator/executive Shigeru Miyamoto was in attendance for the big reveal and everyone in The Tonight Show’s audience had a blast watching the presentation. Seeing just how the Switch breaks down and becomes a portable console is nothing new for fans who have already seen the reveal trailer, and Reggie Fils-Aimé went on to mention the upcoming January 12 event. Nintendo is back and bigger than ever right now. Let’s give Mr. Miyamoto a round of applause as he shows off his musical chops sitting in with The Roots.

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