With the Pokemon Go craze still rolling along, Nintendo has been on a roll as of late. The latest news comes in regards to the Nintendo NX, where multiple sources have been stating that the console will be handheld and have detachable controllers.
The console’s setup is expected to have detachable controllers on either side of the screen, and also has the capability of allowing players to take their gaming to their televisions. A base unit or dock station of some kind is expected to allow players to display games on their TVs, which will be connected through “the brain of the NX,” which reside within the controllers.
In addition, sources also indicate that the NX will use classic game cartridges. It is also expected that the owners of the NX will have the ability of digital game downloads as well. As of right now, there are also no plans set for backwards compatibility. But as of right now, Nintendo is keeping everything close to the vest, declining to comment or acknowledge speculations surrounding the NX’s potential features.
“Nintendo has not made any new official announcements regarding NX which is due to launch in March 2017,” a Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer when contacted about this story. “As such [we’re] unable to comment on the various rumours and speculations circulating.”
Based on the potential of the NX, it appears that it will be a console that gamers will be able to take on the go while using its versatility to its fullest potential. Nintendo has been on a roll as of late with the release of Pokemon Go and plenty of exciting releases still to come, with the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild dropping in 2017 and Pokemon: Sun and Moon versions coming later this year.
With these and more, Nintendo is attempting to showcase its continued relevance in the gaming community.