Nintendo has done an excellent job at keeping their latest console project, NX, under wraps. But the spectacular claims have kept the anticipation alive with consistent spark. What we do know so far is that the new Zelda, Breath of the wild, and a new unnamed Pokemon title will be accompanying the console at launch.
But until then, Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, in conversation with IGN said that he has already tried a hand at the Nintendo NX. And he had some exciting but vague revelations to make,
I think, once again, the interface is very attractive, It’s a machine that will be easy to use for all gamers. They have built in something that will give us chance to really have a different experience from what exists today. That’s what I like–that they come with something new that is adapted to what we actually want now.
He further added about Nintendo’s experience with the Wii U:
What we see is that Nintendo has learned from the Wii U. All publishers learn from what they do, and then come with something new and more attractive, which I think is the case here.
The Wii U performed well below Nintendo’s expectations, selling just 13.02 million consoles since its 2012 release. By comparison, the Wii(a generation older to the U) has sold more than a 100 million units in its lifetime.
The new Nintendo [console] is a fantastic machine, It’s really a new approach, it’s really Nintendo, [which is] coming with something new again. We love it.
Guillemot stated in a Ubisoft presentation
Ubisoft is sponsoring the NX with the launch of it’s new ‘Just Dance’ game, while Guillemot also stated that the company is “working on some [other] projects” for the console.
The system is also rumored to be a handheld/console hybrid(the part which raises the most curiosity), a possibility that The Pokemon Company recently lent legitimate credence to. In addition to all the rumors, the new console is also said to use cartridges(yup, cartridges, like the good ol’ days).
According to certain analysts at the Wall Street Journal, it’s possible we might get to feast our eyes upon the mysterious NX early October this year.