Posted by: seanmalstrom | April 9, 2016

NX rumors… bzzzzz…. bzzzzzz…..

Some of this is coming from Emily Rogers, some of it is coming from different sources. It is all very generalized but sounds to be true.

x86 architecture.
Backup data to Nintendo server (most likely My Nintendo).
Support for additional screen.
Can handle ports of current-gen games.
Will be able to interact with smartdevice apps.
Using NX software will unlock My Nintendo reward points.

Female Link has already been done in Zelda BS (the satellite Zelda game done for the SNES), and there is also good fan reception to Linkle. Also, being a female link plays to the RPG roots. RPGs allow you to choose your character, do they not?

Zelda being launched on both Wii U and NX is very probable because Nintendo has done it before with the Gamecube/Wii.

I find the voice acting part to be the least believable.

About the NX, the idea of My Nintendo Points and backup data to server is plausible because of Nintendo’s purchase of dena, that online company. x86 would be most interesting, and it is probable too.

I even made a post about this long ago, but I knew that with PS4’s sales that it insured the demise of backward compatibility. Backward compatibility was, in Iwata’s words, to remove the risk from the ‘transition phase’ of between generations. PS4 sold great without backwards compatibility. Wii U, which has backwards compatibility, does not. Backwards compatibility is also expensive. Also, Nintendo and other companies realize that re-releasing games on the new system is more profitable than backwards compatibility. For Nintendo’s purpose of droughts between titles, there is even more reason to re-release games. I imagine many Wii U games will be re-released on the NX.

One genius move I expect Nintendo to make is to use smartphones and tablets as controllers to the NX.

“What!!!!” gasps the reader.

Oh yes. It just makes too much sense. First, the Gamepad of the Wii U was ridiculously expensive. Second, Nintendo is already making software for mobile devices. Third, the hardware of the mobile devices far exceeds anything Nintendo could put out at a cheap price. Nintendo likes having an interactive second screen. There is no reason why the smart device cannot do it. You could use your smart device to draw and interact in games such as building levels or messing with the gamer during gameplay. It’d be like using your smartphone for the job of the gamepad.

All these rumors sound probable. I do like how quiet Nintendo has been lately. Let it build up, Nintendo. Let it build up, rattle, and explode!

Above: Explode!


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