Nintendo reconfirms NX will release globally in March 2017

Nintendo has once again confirmed its NX will release globally in March 2017.

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Nintendo has reconfirmed its next game console, codenamed the Nintendo NX, will launch worldwide in March 2017.

The confirmation comes from Nintendo’s 76th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, where Nintendo not only revealed March 2017 was its planned release date window for the Nintendo NX, but we also learned the reason why the company didn’t make an official reveal at E3 2016 was due to the fact it was worried about imitators if info was released too early.

As of now, no one know what exactly Nintendo is planning with its NX as we’ve heard reports it could usher in the return of cartridges, and it could even have some kind of VR element to it. Luckily, we won’t have to wait long to learn more about the NX considering it’s expected to release in less than a year.

[Via Nintendo Everything]

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    June 29, 2016 6:50 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Nintendo reconfirms NX will release globally in March 2017

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      June 29, 2016 7:03 AM

      Meanwhile fans reconfirm that they want to know what the fuck it is.

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        June 29, 2016 7:07 AM

        Yeah. I'm surprised they didn't show it at E3 seeing that it will be out before the next e3.

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          June 29, 2016 7:11 AM

          Apparently there's a japanese trade show coming up, and people are expecting/hoping to get more info then. Of course, if they're still locking down features, maybe not.

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          June 29, 2016 10:53 AM

          They said they were worried about copycats and still working on something. There's no rush. E3 was pretty small this year, didn't make much sense.

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        June 29, 2016 7:34 AM

        It's called the Wuu and is controlled exclusively by making faces at the included camera peripheral.

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          June 29, 2016 7:52 AM

          Which requires a special cable sold separately, and that plugs into a decoder which is only available bundled with the Zelda spinoff Zelda: Butt Wing Z.

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          June 29, 2016 7:58 AM

          I honestly hope they stick to NX rather than something fucking stupid again.

          Wii is still an unbelievably dumb name, people didn't buy it for the whacky name, they bought it for the waggle controls and Wii Sports, then bought no other games. Quite why they went with Wii U as an even dumber follow up name is entirely beyond.

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            June 29, 2016 8:05 AM

            I've questioned their naming decisions ever since they took "Ultra" out of Nintendo Ultra 64. I mean, you started calling something ULTRA for fuck's sake, why would you stop?!

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              June 29, 2016 8:12 AM

              Yeah man, that was a cool name!

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              June 29, 2016 8:16 AM

              It made sense. Nes> super Nes > ultra Nintendo

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          June 29, 2016 10:56 AM

          Found a picture of the tester with high scores on all of the work in progress games:
          https://media.giphy.com/media/ZB1PEaUkHwXg4/giphy.gif

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          June 29, 2016 6:48 PM

          Blue Steel to jump!

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        June 29, 2016 8:25 AM

        Speculation after E3 is that it will an evolution of the Wii U, at least in terms of control scheme. A lot of the controls for Zelda were clearly tied to the second screen controller, so at the very least we know we're guaranteed that.

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          June 29, 2016 8:27 AM

          Unless they forked the controls in some way that we don't know yet. I guess I am just tired of the speculation, it is kind of hard to get hyped over absolutely 0 info.

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          June 29, 2016 8:30 AM

          I think the Zelda demo showed it wasn't going to have a 2nd screen in the controller. Since there was a bunch of stuff clearly designed for the 2nd screen and it was removed for the demo.

          Zelda was originally a WiiU game so the controller screen was included in the original design, only to be removed later when it became a dual NX/WiiU project.

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          June 29, 2016 9:45 AM

          I'd like to see them not have 3 different control schemes for their next console. Having some focus would be nice.

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          June 29, 2016 10:29 AM

          Thanks, Doc!

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          June 29, 2016 4:39 PM

          I played BotW for an hour. The second screen wasn't used at all. The only thing on it was a button guide for the controller. No maps, no inventory, nothing.

          Maybe that stuff wasn't implemented for the E3 build but there was nothing at E3 that confirmed that secondary screen is integral, again because it wasn't used at all. They could have had the demo on Wii U Pro Controllers and it would have played exactly the same.

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            June 29, 2016 4:52 PM

            Did they have cereal for you?

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            June 29, 2016 5:16 PM

            That is in fact what Nintendo said at E3 about BOTW. http://www.gamespot.com/articles/zelda-breath-of-the-wild-doesnt-require-the-wii-us/1100-6440877/

            In my opinion nothing so far has said that the NX will come with a second screen in the controller. I wouldn't be surprised if that was an extra add-on you could get for it, though.

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              June 29, 2016 5:24 PM

              Some sort of addon or compatibility with the Wii U gamepad would be cool, mainly because I really want backwards compatibility with the Wii U. There are a crapton of fantastic games that people who skipped the Wii U have missed out on. If the NX is a hit then either BC or ports would be cool.

              Games like Mario Maker and what feels like an inevitable sequel would also really benefit.

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                June 29, 2016 6:36 PM

                I'm still standing by my theory that the NX will have the ability to play both 3DS and WiiU games.

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                  June 29, 2016 6:39 PM

                  If they can do that while giving a strong path going forward, I'm all for it!

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            June 29, 2016 5:35 PM

            I take back one thing, the pro controllers have no gyros for aiming. That was super cool and is the one thing that Wii U gamepad was really used for. Maybe the NX controllers have gyros in them, that would make sense.

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          June 29, 2016 5:24 PM

          this is untrue, Aonuma even gave an interview where he said the second screen is distracting and they are specifically avoiding it:

          "The developers tried the dual screen approach with Zelda, but rejected it.

          “We realized that having something on the GamePad and looking back and forth between the TV screen and the GamePad actually disrupts the gameplay, and the concentration that the game player may be experiencing,” Aonuma said. “You have your car’s GPS system on your dash. If you had it down in your lap, you’re going to get into an accident!” Still, you can play the game entirely on the GamePad screen, if you like. Considering how vast the world is, it would keep you from monopolizing the TV.

          It’s a safe bet that Aounuma favored single-screen gameplay with a standard gaming controller because Nintendo is bringing Breath of the Wild to NX, its next console. The two games will play identically. “I’m not going to create something where the users are going to have a different experience,” he says."

          http://www.wired.com/2016/06/zelda-breath-wild-aonuma-demo

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        June 29, 2016 9:24 AM

        This^^

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        June 29, 2016 10:58 AM

        jfc... does no one have an uncle working at Nintendo?

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        June 29, 2016 11:42 AM

        It has dual VGA (not HDMI) out so you can play Zelda and Mario on separate screens at the same time. And eventually the screens "merge" and Link and Mario meet and jump around.

        Wii 2U or WiiDS

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          June 29, 2016 3:11 PM

          Where are you getting your information? Nintendo wouldn't use VGA. It'd obviously be 2 different proprietary cables. One for each screen.

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          June 29, 2016 5:36 PM

          More like PiiU amirite?

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        June 29, 2016 5:20 PM

        They'll keep it secret for launch and it will be packaged in a Mario question block

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          June 29, 2016 6:42 PM

          That would actually sell, so unlikely lol

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        June 29, 2016 9:50 PM

        Its a little box that hooks too your TV and plays video games that probably has some kinda goofy Nintendoish kinda controller

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      June 29, 2016 9:46 AM

      Lol reconfirmed.

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      June 29, 2016 6:43 PM

      I think it's gonna be disappointing to us because we've speculated over it to death but it will sell incredibly well because it's a Nintendo product. I don't think it's VR, either. That hasn't been tried/tested yet on consoles and I believe Reggie or someone else high up at Nintendo said as much.

      Also the Breath of the Wild gameplay we saw has UI elements which are clearly not on the 2nd screen (inventory, etc) so I don't think the NX will have that built in. Serpico74 hits on that above but then again, who knows how far out Zelda will be for both consoles so there's time for that to change.

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        June 29, 2016 9:19 PM

        Supposedly, Zelda is releasing day and date with the NX. So, we should see it in March.

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      June 29, 2016 9:19 PM

      Here's Miyamoto's explanation for why we haven't heard anything about NX at this point.

      http://www.polygon.com/2016/6/29/12059030/nintendo-nx-e3-no-show-virtual-reality-details

      TL;DR Nintendo doesn't want people to copy their idea. "We're worried about imitators."

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        June 29, 2016 9:24 PM

        Sony scrambled to put gyroscopes into the Dual Shock 3 after Nintendo revealed the Wii remote a couple months prior. I'm really curious what Nintendo has in mind for the NX.

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          June 29, 2016 9:27 PM

          Maybe its not even hardware, maybe it has to do with the networking/cloud stuff in the patent from earlier this year. Like Streetpass on the 3DS, it could be a unique feature that would be on the software/services side and not so much on the hardware side.

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