Posts Tagged ‘NX’

Is Nintendo delaying Zelda in order to release it on the NX too?

zelda-nx-640x341Nintendo shocked everyone when they announced that the upcoming Zelda game for the Wii U will be delayed until 2016. Not only that, they won’t be showing off the game at all at the upcoming E3 2015. Bummer.

The official reason from Zelda developer Eiji Aonuma is that the development team has “discovered several new possibilities for this game”. He said that the developers would like to “bring all these ideas to life”, and to make it the best Zelda ever.

But perhaps there is another reason for the delay. A more practical, and business-driven decision. When Aonuma says “several new possibilities”, that cold have something to do with Nintendo next console, the NX. The “new possibilities” of more powerful hardware in the NX.

Not to mention that the NX is rumored for a 2016 release, as hardware maker AMD has gone on record saying that they have developed a new architecture for a console slated for a 2016 release.

This is exactly what happened to Zelda Twilight Princess. It was originally meant to be released only on the GameCube. Then it got delayed, then Nintendo announced that it would be coming out to the GameCube and their new console, the Wii. In fact, Twilight Princes was a Wii launch title.

This could be what’s going on with the new Zelda: Nintendo is planning on releasing it both on the Wii U, and their upcoming NX console as a launch title. It would also signal that Nintendo is finally done with the Wii U.

By delaying Zelda to 2016, Nintendo would have an amazing launch title for their new console, and Wii U owners will still get their Zelda game. Albeit a bit late…

Source: Wii U Daily

Zelda Wii U game won’t be shown at E3 2015

legend-of-zelda-wii-u1-640x360Nintendo shocked the gaming world (and Wii U owners) yesterday by announcing that the upcoming Zelda Wii U game was delayed to 2016. Now we’ve gotten even more bad news from Nintendo.

Not only has the company delayed Zelda to next year, they won’t be showing off the game at E3 2015. A company spokesperson said that this year’s E3, which takes place in Los Angeles in June, will only focus on 2015 Wii U and 3DS games.

Here’s what Nintendo told IGN about showcasing Zelda at E3:

“Because we’d like to focus on developing the game [Zelda], we aren’t planning on showing it at this year’s E3, where we will be highlighting games launching in 2015.”

If Nintendo will focus E3 on Wii U games that will be released this year, they better announce a few new ones (Metroid?). Because Zelda was the one game every Wii U owner was looking forward to, so Nintendo better have something half-decent as a replacement.

Or maybe they’ll just reveal the new NX console…

Source: Wii U Daily

Satoru Iwata says his company wants to surprise gamers with the Nintendo NX


Last week’s announcement of the Nintendo NX was designed to be a softening blow for those who were afraid if Nintendo tossed its hat into the mobile ring, it would no longer produce a home console. The only real detail that was given by Iwata is the fact that the Nintendo NX does exist and if rumors and the direction Nintendo has taken in the past few years are to be believed, it will be a console designed with compatibility for Nintendo’s next handheld.

Despite all this, president Satoru Iwata has recently stated that the company wants to surprise gamers with the Nintendo NX. Many have been asking what kind of hardware and architecture the system will be based on, but Iwata has refused to answer any questions about the upcoming console.

“However, if you only expand upon existing hardware, it’s dull. In some shape or form, we’re always thinking about how we want to surprise players as well as our desire to change each person’s video gaming life.”

So while Nintendo is still not discussing the hardware specifics of the Nintendo NX, it’s pretty clear that Nintendo is cooking up something that could very well surprise us all.

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Source: Wii U Daily

Nintendo’s next console is code-named “NX”


During Nintendo’s press conference today announcing its mobile partnership with DeNA, another interesting tid-bit if news slipped from president Satoru Iwata. According to him, the next Nintendo console is already code-named NX and while that’s the only detail the company is sharing on it, more information about the upcoming console will be revealed in 2016.

There’s plenty of speculation about whether this could be Nintendo’s attempt at recapturing the home console market, or if it plans to go pure portable while embracing the mobile market as something else entirely. Be sure to read the full announcement of Nintendo’s partnership with DeNA, as it has interesting implications for the company’s future.