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Swap 2 Might Look Like One Of Nintendo’s Basic Handhelds

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A photo show's Nintendo's logo on a screen.

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Nintendo not too long ago filed a patent for a handheld gadget with a design which may shock you. The patent reveals a handheld that appears so much much less like what you may anticipate of the upcoming Swap 2, and extra like if the 3DS had a 3rd display.

The patent, first spotted by Game Rant, exhibits schematics for a dual-screen gadget that may function like a 3DS—which flips open to disclose two playable screens—when joined with an additional, exterior touchscreen that works even when the gadget is shut. The hand-held may also be cut up into two separate gadgets. In response to Games Industry.Biz, Nintendo submitted the patenting software for the hand-held on November 11, 2022, which might trace at what the corporate envisions for its subsequent era of gaming gadgets.

Listed below are pictures of the dual-screened gadget.

An image shows the patent for Nintendo's dual-screen handheld gaming device.

Picture: Nintendo

An image shows the patent for Nintendo's dual-screen handheld gaming device.

Picture: Nintendo

Kotaku reached out to Nintendo for remark.

Hypothesis apart, the design for the hand-held is fairly bonkers even by Nintendo requirements. Whereas I respect the daring resolution to offer the DS one other display, my largest question is what occurs to the bottom-facing display on the removable a part of the gadget when the gadget is in two-player mode? Will it revert to a black display that’s unusable for the participant, or will it perform simply as a show display that exhibits the time or in-game data? Additionally, might you combine and match completely different gadget components collectively into one dual-screen handheld Swap JoyCons? It confounds me.