The Chief Executive of Pokemon has confirmed they will be getting on board with the new Nintendo NX.
No surprises there as Pokemon has always had a home with Nintendo.
But Tsunekazu Ishihara’s announcement in the Wall Street Journal did back the rumours that the NX will be something we’ve not seen before.
“The NX is trying to change the concept of what it means to be a home console device ora home console device,” he said.
Image caption The CEO of Pokemon is the guy on the right – in case you got confused.
Tsunekazu doesn’t work for Nintendo, so we can’t be completely sure of his claims, but due to the close nature of Nintendo and Pokemon’s relationship we can probably assume he has some informed knowledge.
A lot of fans on Twitter are under the impression that we may know more by the end of next week though.
As it stands, everything surrounding the console is speculation but let’s see what everyone is saying about it.
Throw back to March 2015 where it was first mentioned
Nintendo’s chief executive, Satoru Iwata, quashed rumours that they were solely focusing on the smart phone market when he announced the NX.
“As proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated games system business, let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated game platform with a brand new concept under the development code name NX.”
We got a bit more in April 2016 when the said that the NX “will be unveiled later this year” and released in March 2017.
Oval shaped, touch screen, detachable… There are plenty of mock-ups floating about
Game Rant noticed Nintendo have patented an “oval shaped device, mostly made up of a touch screen”.
Which could be a good thing, depending on how you look at it.
Whilst various sources speaking to Eurogamer have said that it will be a “portable console with detachable controllers”.
And Nintendo Life, who were the people behind the original “hybrid” rumours have come up with a similar design idea.
And Tsunekazu’s announcement around the Pokemon games certainly supports the idea that it is a hybrid device of some sort.
But ultimately we will just have to wait to find out what’s true.
Oh and do remember – “NX” is just the code name, we don’t know that is what it will actually be called.
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