3 June 2016
It’s been over a year since Nintendo announced its next hardware is on the way – so far, not much is known about it.
As its reported March 2017 debut date inches closer, the codenamed Nintendo NX system remains, to a large extent, a mystery.
Gaming website, Polygon has collected the facts, and fictions that we’ve heard since Nintendo confirmed its new game console was on the way.
NX is the hardware’s codename; like the codenames for systems like the Wii (nee Revolution) and GameCube (Dolphin) before it, it’s catchy, but the codename NX is not here to stay.
Nintendo has constantly referred to the NX as a “dedicated game system” since announcing it in March 2015.
A patent filed in February 2015, suggested that the console lacks an optical disc drive, leading many to wonder if Nintendo is going download-only or even back to cartridges, if it chooses to stick with a physical format.
The Legend of Zelda is expected to launch on both consoles come March 2017, probably alongside the NX. Square Enix said it was considering bringing Dragon Quest 10 and 11 to NX too.
Industry analyst, Serkan Toto suggests that Bandai Namco is also signing up for several NX games, and that the next Super Smash Bros. could be a launch title.
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