What You Need to Know:
- The Nintendo Switch family of systems welcomes a new addition today with the launch of Nintendo Switch Lite. Players now have the ability to choose the Nintendo Switch system that’s right for them. Additionally, owners of either system in the Nintendo Switch family can also enjoy The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, now available in stores and in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.
- A lightweight device with integrated controls designed specifically to play Nintendo Switch games that support Handheld mode, Nintendo Switch Lite is available in three different colors: yellow, grey and turquoise. Nintendo Switch Lite has integrated controls and is smaller than the original version of Nintendo Switch.
- As a dedicated handheld gaming device, Nintendo Switch Lite supports all Nintendo Switch software that can be played in Handheld mode. It’s ideal for people who have lots of opportunities to play on the go, and for anyone who wants to play online via Nintendo Switch Online (sold separately) or local wireless multiplayer* with friends or family who already own a Nintendo Switch system.
- Also launching today, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Adventure joins the robust lineup of games that can be played on any Nintendo Switch family system. In this reimagining of one of the most beloved games in the Legend of Zelda series, Link has washed ashore on a mysterious island, filled with strange and colorful inhabitants. To return home, Link must explore a reimagined Koholint Island that’s been faithfully rebuilt in a new art style. Along the way, he will battle enemies and conquer numerous dungeons riddled with tricks, traps and enemies, including some from the Super Mario series.
- The Nintendo Switch Lite system is now available at a suggested retail price of $199.99. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, which can be played on any system in the Nintendo Switch family, is also available at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
- In the new Chamber Dungeon mode, players earn Chambers (dungeon rooms) throughout the story and arrange them to complete objectives. Launching alongside the game is an adorable new Link amiibo figure. By using this Link amiibo figure**, players can unlock Shadow Link in the Chamber Dungeon. For more information about The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, visit https://www.zelda.com/links-awakening/.
Source: Official Press Release
I was thinking of grabbing one of these but I already own the original Switch and it's fine.
I think this is more for people who are on the go all the time and don't require the home dock. A worthy purchase I feel.