Jimmy Fallon Debuts Nintendo Switch, Jams Super Mario Bros Theme Song With The Roots And Miyamoto

The latest episode of The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon was an all-out Nintendo geekfest. Fallon not only debuted the game Super Mario Run, but he got to test out the Nintendo Switch. To top everything off, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto played the theme to Super Mario Bros. alongside The Late Show house band The Roots.

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Miyamoto, it turns out, is a pretty rad guitarist. He continuously grinned as he played alongside The Roots. Fallon had a small solo as well.

The show did not reveal anything that we do not already know about the Nintendo Switch. The Switch is a gaming console that can rest in a dock, be played by multiple people and easily “switch” to a portable device. There are also detachable Joy-Con controllers that can be removed from either side of the Nintendo Switch, or gamers can purchase an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Multiple players can bring their Nintendo Switch’s together to enjoy multiplayer face-to-face gaming. The most recent rumor is that the console will sport a 6.2-inch display with a 720p resolution. It will also be the first time that a Nintendo device uses a capacitive multi-touch panel.

Nintendo will reportedly be revealing more information on January 12th in Tokyo. A Switch hands-on private five-hour event in New York City is scheduled on Friday, January 13th, 2017. Fallon’s guest Reggie Fils-Aimé once again confirmed that the Switch is set to be released in March 2017.

If you simply cannot get enough of Nintendo, however, Super Mario Run is set to come out on December 15th. Fallon certainly seemed to enjoy the game, as Miyamoto quietly watched from the audience. According to Nintendo, “It is a new kind of Mario game you can play with one hand.” The $9.99 USD mobile game will be available on iOS and Android devices.