After the general letdown that was the Wii U, Nintendo is looking to up its ante for their upcoming NX console. Some of Nintendo’s grandest and most well-known IPs may be making their debut on the system within the first six months of its release, which is a promise that might just sell the system.
According to MCV, developer Game Freak will bring Pokémon to the NX, accompanied by Nintendo’s very own first party titles that currently include Zelda: Breath of the Wild and a yet unannounced Mario title. Whereas these three titles will launch in the machine’s first half year on the market, third-party titles are also coming to the system throughout its lifespan, with studios like Sega, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Activision and Warner Bros already on board.
The sources also said this is to ensure that the NX doesn’t suffer from a slow start that plagued the Wii U and the 3DS, and backed the reports that the NX will be a portable system than can be plugged into a television screen with a breakaway controller.
The system is said to boast a visual fidelity that lies somewhere between the PS3 and the PS4, yet graphical finesse is not Nintendo’s priority. The company stated that the NX is “a nice bit of kit, a bit of a novelty, but a good one” that won’t necessarily appeal to PS4 players. In fact, Nintendo is aiming for an audience between smartphone gamers and the more hardcore crowd, which may prove to be rather tricky.
Nintendo’s NX is scheduled for a March 2017 release.