Nintendo’s next video game system, code-named NX, is arriving world-wide on March 2017, the Kyoto, Japan-based gaming company has confirmed. The Nintendo NX system will usher in a new generation of 4K gaming capabilities with a “brand-new concept” to enjoy the iconic Nintendo IP franchises, including Mario, Pokemon, Metroid and The Legend of Zelda.
It also announced that Legend of Zelda for Wii U will also move to the March 2017 date, as the title will be released simultaneously on both the Wii U and the NX. Other rumoured launched titles for the Nintendo NX include Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 9.
NX is still only the console’s codename for Nintendo’s next, expect to see more details of the gaming system, and the official title, later this year. As a home powered portable/handheld console, the new gaming platform is expected to have cross-platform integration with smartphones, the Nintendo 3DS XL and the Internet. The ability to download and save games across devices is expected, and the Nintendo OS will merge MyNintendo, Mii and Miitomo capabilities. According to our sources, backwards compatibility with past WII U games and peripherals, including the WII U gamepad, will also be a feature of the new console.
Nintendo will not be showing the still unrevealed NX platform at this year’s E3 gaming conference. The features, specs and price of the NX, as well as details about the launch games, will be unveiled later this year.