Nintendo NX To Launch This Year With Zelda NX As Launch Window Title – Rumor
There's very little we know about the next Nintendo console, currently known as Nintendo NX, and fans of the Japanese company are dying to know more about what's in store for the future. Even though we probably won't learn much more about the matter before E3, plenty of rumors on the new console have started circulating in the past few weeks, with yet another one surfacing online earlier today.
According to NintenGen, which has apparently obtained the info from a source that works for Nintendo, the Nintendo NX is going to be released this year, with Zelda NX as a launch window release, meaning that it could be available either at launch or close to it. Unfortunately, it's not yet clear if the Nintendo NX is going to be a home console, a handheld or a hybrid one.
The source at Nintendo is not able to give details on exactly what the NX is but since Zelda is definitely on the system it heavily indicates that it is a home console. Further information of the Nintendo NX functionality, specs and the controller interface are still secrets that are very deeply hidden within Nintendo.
This source working for Nintendo has also shared more on what the company has in store for the rest of the year outside the Nintendo NX. Apparently, there are plenty of yet to be announced Nintendo 3DS games that will be released in the second half of the year, while only a single yet to be announced game will be released on Wii U, which is probably the rumored new entry of the Paper Mario series. According to the source, a Minecraft project featuring Nintendo IP is also in the works.
Key Wii U releases for 2016:
Coming very soon (new few months): A new Minecraft project featuring Nintendo IP (Nintendo characters), which could be a new title or simply add-on content, is coming to the Wii U (of course I speculate that it’s DLC for Minecraft Wii U Edition)
April: StarFox Zero still on track to release
Summer: Mario and Sonic: Rio 2016
Second Half of 2016 has the second Wave of Nintendo Selects coming but only has 1 unannounced new Wii U game releasing besides: Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and Zelda Wii U.
As with every other rumor from unnamed sources, this must be taken with a grain of salt, even with NintenGen stating that they have received visual proof of the source's status. We'll let you know more on the matter as things develop so stay tuned for all the latest news.