Nintendo Building Strong Launch Lineup for NX

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

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Nintendo NX

 

According to sources close to Nintendo, the company is determined to prevent a repeat of the Wii U’s slow launch. To help the new system fly out of the gate from the start, Nintendo is putting together a AAA lineup. First party titles include the previously announced Legend of Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, and a new Mario game. For third-party support, Game Freak is set to bring the Pokémon franchise to the NX. Meanwhile, Nintendo is working hard to secure more third-party support with some big names already on-board with the NX. They include Activision, Sega, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros.

The same sources mentioned above have also confirmed that last week’s Eurogamer report is all true. That report talked about sources revealing the NX to be a portable system that uses 32gb cartridges. It also mentioned the Nintendo NX’s ability to be connected to your TV. Additionally, that report revealed the NX to have two detachable controllers on either side of its screen.

Nintendo NX

An artist mock-up of what an NX cartridge might look like.

 

According to one executive who’s had some hands-on time with the NX, “It’s a nice bit of kit, a bit of a novelty, but a good one,” However, he also went on to say, “It won’t appeal to PS4 fans. Nintendo seems set on trying to upgrade smartphone gamers. That’s going to be a big job for the marketing department.”

Sources say that the NX’s graphics power will fall somewhere in between the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4. Nintendo is targeting an audience that lies between mobile gamers on smart phones, and the more hardcore players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. As you may already be aware, the Nintendo NX is poised to launch in March of next year. Nintendo is set to officially unveil the new system sometime next month.

 

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I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.