The Nintendo NX Will Release In March 2017, Won’t Appear At E3

As part of their financial report for the year that ended on March 31st, Nintendo have revealed what we can all expect to see from the Japanese manufacturer in the coming twelve months. It turns out that there’s to be an agonising wait for those eagerly awaiting the upcoming NX console, not to mention those who just want a new The Legend of Zelda game. Both are scheduled for release in March 2017.

The next game in the Zelda series has now been confirmed for release on both Wii U and NX and will appear at E3 this year. It will be the only playable game Nintendo presents at the show “in order to provide attendees a complete immersion.”

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There is some good news for the company’s early efforts on mobile, as Miitomo has now reached 10 million mobile users. Their next step will be to build upon existing franchises, with both Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem set to make the leap to mobile. They’ll be purer gaming experiences as well, as opposed to the social experimentation of Miitomo.

Full details of the NX will be released later this year.

Source: press release

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4 Comments

  1. I could easily be wrong but I’m concerned for Nintendo. If the NX isn’t a reasonable success are they going to go the way of Sega? At least Nintendo has plenty of original and quality IP that has huge numbers of fans that could make it to other platforms. Sega just about had Sonic in their collection that was worth while, and the million or so Sonic games that followed soon wore thin for me.

    • I hope it doesn’t go the same way as Sega but unless they can do the same with NX as they did with the Wii it may happen. Can’t see the NX having the same appeal as the Wii though.

  2. An unsuspected move, but it means the system and the launch titles won’t be rushed like the Wii U. I’m just worried about what they’ll have for the remainder of 2016.

  3. At least a teaser video showing us the design would have meant a lot for hardcore Nintendo fans. I never owned a Nintendo console, but this last summer I was an exchange student in Sweden and the flat we were housed in (rented out from an owner) had a Wii U in it. We played the hell out of Mario Kart. It stuck with me, that maybe just maybe a Nintendo console would be worth it because the games on it are just that much fun.

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