The reveal of Nintendo's new console, code-named the NX, is only a few months away, with the company stating it will officially unveil its latest gaming machine this summer. That being said, we may already know more about the NX than Nintendo would like.
Since October of last year, rumors have swirled around the yet-to-be-revealed gaming machine. In the past month alone, two separate instances of what appear to be "leaked" images of the NX controller have hit the Web, alongside a number of rumors about possible games releasing for the system.
It's with that in mind that we've compiled all the latest and greatest Nintendo NX rumors in one spot. Viewed in this way, gamers can get a more complete picture of what Nintendo's new console may (or may not) be like. With still a few months to go until the summer, gamers can expect even more rumors to hit the Web, too. When they do, we'll add them here.
The Wall Street Journal reports, citing anonymous sources, that Nintendo's NX console will include a "mobile unit that could be used in conjunction with the console or taken on the road for separate use." This leads to the assumption that the NX will be a hybrid console/handheld machine. The publication also states that it has reason to believe the NX might release in 2016.
Patents filed by Nintendo in June of 2015 are discovered, showing a buttonless controller with an oval touchscreen that stretches across the entire device.
A survey from Nintendo client GFK, a market research group, lists potential NX specs and features, including playing games in 900p, gameplay flowing between TV screen and handheld controller, achievements and more. The survey also states the NX will feature an online gaming subscription service.
A Wall Street Journal reporter cites David Gibson, head of research at Macquarie Capital Securities in Japan, as saying that the NX will be in some way compatible with other computing devices, including rival game consoles.
Dr. Serkan Toto, CEO of Tokyo-based game consultancy company Kantan Games, tweets that Bandai Namco is currently working on multiple NX titles, including Super Smash Bros. It is unclear if this Super Smash Bros. is a brand-new entry in the franchise or a port of the Wii U version of the game.
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NeoGAF user Trevelyan9999 posts what he claims is Nintendo's marketing budget and product overview for 2016. According to the leak, the NX will launch in 2016 alongside the as-of-yet-untitled new Legend of Zelda game for the new console, which, as of now, is in development exclusively for Wii U.
The site Dual Pixels, citing a source by the name of Geno, reports on a number of supposed NX details. Among them are details on how the NX will support "haptic feedback" in the analog sticks for the console's controller. It is reported that the NX's Bluetooth capabilities will be what allows it to connect with other devices, including phones. Geno states the console will be graphically as powerful as the Xbox One and sports a design described as "if Samsung and the Nintendo 2DS had a baby."
Video game news site Destructoid reports, citing multiple sources, that the long-in-development Beyond Good and Evil 2 will arrive for the NX as a console exclusive. The game is said to hold the working title of Beyond Good and Evil: The Prejudices of Philosophers.
Dual Pixels continues to report NX rumors from its source Geno, this time that Luigi's Mansion 3 will be an NX launch title. The game is said to employ the NX controller's rumored haptic feedback analog sticks when capturing ghosts, and that an augmented reality multiplayer mode is also being planned for the title.
A Reddit user going by Idriss2Dev posts images of what appears to be the NX controller. The design closely matches the design of Nintendo's controller patent. The "game" appearing on the screen is later revealed to be a screen shot taken from an Unreal Engine 4 demo. Days later, Idriss2Dev returns to Reddit with a video showing how the image is faked.
In the meantime, another Reddit user posts more images of a controller that closely matches the design seen in Nintendo's patents. Unlike the previous images to hit the Web, the controller is black, can clearly be seen sporting a 3.5 mm jack in the bottom and is not currently displaying an image on its screen. The Reddit user responsible, perkele37, states the analog sticks feature haptic feedback and that the controller is from a development kit issued by Nintendo, with the final design of the controller subject to change. This controller is also revealed to be a fake.
So what do you think of the various rumors? Do you like what you hear, or would you rather all of the rumored console details be as fake as the "leaked" controllers? Let us know in the comments below.