Tuesday, 26 January 2016

We're back with NX rumours

Better grab some a fistful of Valium or a pinch of salt. We're back with a nice new look and this time we've brought with us some tasty NX rumours with us. Today's info comes and Nintendo affiliated survey, the Wall Street Journal and fresh news from an Nindie developer.
Bernd Geilblinger, A name you probably don't know but you may however know his studio Bplus or its games "Puzzle Box". Today he announced that a new version of his game for Steam, A loyal fan asked (via FACEBOOK) if this would be available as an update for the 3DS game "puzzlebox setup" an his answer was an surprise "No as this was developed for the NX"... Interesting here's the rest

Not possible cause this game is made for NX but modified to be released on Steam earlier cause sadly I'm not able to wait til NX and need to release this game soon. But the Steam-Version will see some Updates and grow, grow and grow AND you can create Levels to use in several modes and share them with NX players too!!NX Version will be different in many kinds - and cause of the controls you will be able to use 8 different colors instead of 4! ... which opens possibilities to completely different pictures and modes for NX Version.Puzzle Box Setup was an game play experiment on Nintendo 3DS and it was a big success. It will grow with time and player input to become a great Puzzle Box smile emoticon

Cannot talk about something specific before Nintendo announces a the new platform - you know

Others have commented on the colour number (2nd paragraph) being in relation to the number of "wheels" a PC mouse has vs the NX. Hmmm two wheels, that's familiar?
Yep that's the one! The dev seems to confirm not only this Nintendo patent for "scrollable shoulder buttons" imagine the normal LB/RB replaced with the mouse wheel. (Just a heads up this does not mean the NX pad looks like the above. The patent images only features details relevant to the technology involved.). But the dev also seems to confirm another leak (from the Wall Street Journal) that the NX will interact with tablets, mobiles, PC's and even rival systems such as the PS4.

Earlier another leak this time from GFK a client of Nintendo who handles surveys seems to let slip some more NX details. They do actual raise some important questions.

  • Exclusive game franchises featuring Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong and more
  • Connect with other Nintendo players around the world via the Nintendo Network
  • Gameplay flows between Nintendo NX console and Nintendo NX handheld device
  • Earn and share gaming achievements, triumphs, and defeats with your gaming friends and the Nintendo gaming community
  • Surf the Web or make video calls on your TV
  • Support 4K/60fps streaming
  • Gameplay graphics at 900p/60fps
Namely what is 900p/60FPS mean? is that the performance for the NX console or is it referring to a screen on the controller/handheld. The survey also mentions the device having a sensor bar and suggest the NX will play both Wii U retail and digital games. The survey goes on to say that the Nintendo Network will off a rotating list of 150 games for free with a subscription (from block busters to Indie titles) and even mentions gameplay 'flowing between' the console and the handheld

Another piece of info claims that Nintendo will unveil the NX's concept (not the machine) before E3 with the full reveal at the convention. They continue to say the NX's handheld component would launch this Christmas and the home unit will become available early 2016.

Update: Its now flying around that the brilliant Xenoblade Chronicles X will be getting a more story focused sequel on the NX complete with save transfer! However there appears to be no source so grab a fist full of salt.

Abe's TakeAll that info and we know one thing for certain... we know nothing! Whilst it's true we're starting to get an idea of what Nintendo's new machine is but important details like WHAT IT ACTUALLY IS still alludes us.

I'm hopefuly Nintendo is moving away from the Wii name, that caused so many issues during that important first year which seems to be the case as Nintendo's in store marketing has seen an transition from the grey logo of the Wii era and back to the classic red.

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