Here Are The Latest Nintendo NX Rumors


More rumors have surfaced regarding Nintendo’s NX system(s) and we have them all listed below. This rumors supposedly comes from someone who is close to the project but still take the following list with a grain of salt. Never-the-less, here we go:

NX is a platform, not tied with a single device

Wii U is still in the picture thanks to good software results for games like Splatoon, will still be the main home console in 2016

3DS is a bit old, they’re planning of replacing it. Some games will still come out on it, but big projects are being moved on portable NX

With NX, Nintendo wants to create a platform where they can develop software for multiple devices with ease, from the home console to the portable to smartphone and tablets. They’ll have a big catalogue available for multiple platforms, with cross buy, cross saves and cross play, similar to what

Microsoft is doing with Xbox One and PC thanks to Windows 10 (that allows to play many Xbox games on PC, which is also getting a bunch of ports from Xbone). Each platform will still have exclusive games

NNID is tied to the single device, but it will allow to share details between platforms, like friend list, contents, local coop games, etc. Thanks to the new membership program (the successor of Club Nintendo), we’ll benefit from the new Nintendo policies in terms of rewards

They’ll show the portable in spring 2016, will be out for the end of the year or spring 2017 max. Specs will be higher than PS Vita but nothing mindblowing, screen resolution should be 540p, considering 720p if costs go down. BC with 3DS was problematic

Wii U successor will not have an optical drive, which will be optional. It will sync with the portable (not obligatory). Specs won’t be super high, but close to PS4/X1 (doesn’t know how much, like with the portable this is still subject to change anyway). Cross games will look better on the home

Nintendo is focusing a lot on the anti-piracy system

Big focus on the OS as well. They hired people that worked for Google on Android, the guys who worked on the Gamecube OS and Wii U browser are there too. Optimized versions of the same OS for every NX platform (think, again, W10), each with its set of specific functions. Updates will come out at the same time, they’re focusing on making the OS blazing fast on every platform

The home console can connect with the portable to send to it its own version of the games you buy, will use the same tech as the Wii U-Wii U Gamepad streaming to do that, or the internet connection

The home will have bc with the Wii U. Gamepad should be compatible as a controller, considering selling it standalone. Can connect with the portable for offtv and bc. WiiMote compatibility is being considered too. As for support, since the new home won’t have an optical drive, they’re considering an external one. Also being considered NNID/eShop bc for titles bought on the eShop. Seems they’re considering digital games sharing too, but this bit is not perfectly clear


The portable will have its own internal memory, which will be expandable

There will be a complete overhaul of online infrastructures, but Nintendo is determined to hold successful operations as Miiverse, extending it even further and making it a central hub for communications by developers and a meeting place for players. It will be even more interactive with the ability to upload videos and screenshots in an integrated system and not dependent on the game

Voice chat and interactions between users will be revisited too, much will depend on the users age though, to protect the minors

The home will be out 6-12 months after the portable, creating the “NX system” that will allow Nintendo to better use their resources in games development

They approached third parties during E3. Capcom, Square-Enix, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts already have devkits. Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Sonic, F-Zero and Metroid are in development, doesn’t know if these are main episodes or spin offs. Zelda is currently a Wii U only title due to high development costs, but they can reconsider to have another big game at NX launch

Prices will be low, 200-300€ (for the home?), considering a bundle with both for no more than 500€

Many of these things will be discussed in future Nintendo Directs, which will have a different host in every market if Nintendo can’t find a new CEO by October

A new 3D Mario will be shown, along with a new Zelda trailer. Retro moved their project on NX, will not be unveiled before 10-18 months

They’ll talk about a new “Club Nintendo”, which will be in full function with NX

Considering making agreements with phone carriers in order to better manage applications like Miiverse, Club Nintendo and the ability to purchase software by phone. Some of these will be out by March 2016

Is everything set yet? Yes, but with Nintendo you’ll never know. If he has updates he will share them with us.


Could Nintendo be embracing an all digital future?

Could Nintendo be embracing an all digital future?

In case you missed yesterday’s hoopla surrounding Nintendo and their latest patents, the company has filed for a stationary game console without an optical disc. This could strongly point to Nintendo being very proactive in working towards an all digital future. Here are some other facts regarding Nintendo’s new NX system.

This summary of the patent was created by NeoGAF member, Sinxtanx:

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According to Twitter user Tamaki, NX, Nintendo’s next gaming device, will not be as powerful as a PS4. Tamaki has repeatedly shown that he is able to obtain unknown information on multiple Nintendo projects so I would listen close to when they say something. Although this is somewhat of discerning news, I have read recently that 3rd party developers seem interested in what Nintendo has cooking up so only time will tell what the NX actually is. Nintendo has gone on record stating that we will not hear anything about the project until 2016 so we may have to wait a while.

Keep it here for all you Nintendo NX news.


Red Dead Redemption 2 Incoming?


Ubisoft has published a new survey to find out what fans are playing, what they’ve bought and what they plan on buying in the future.

Within the survey, gamers are asked to indicate which upcoming games they are likely to purchase. Here is where things get interesting; the survey may have leaked the existence of the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2. A sequel to Red Dead Redemption seems like a no brainer but it’s still pretty interesting to hear more about the rumored game. If indeed Red Dead Redemption 2 is alive and well, we should know more in a few short days.

Keep it here my friends. E3 2015 is here!


Platinum’s Next Game to be Wii U Exclusive?

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Marty Sliva from IGN has stated that “IGN is going to be premiering the gameplay reveal of an unannounced Platinum game during our E3 2015 live show.” The reveal is set to take place after Nintendo’s E3 2015 Direct…. Here’s where things get interesting:

The popular website submitted their news article to the good folks over at N4G but we noticed a peculiar thing… Only the “Wii U” was tagged in their submission. This, along with some other tweets, may be pointing towards the new Platinum release to be for Nintendo’s Wii U console.

Platinum has a fantastic relationship with the big N and they have already released two stunning titles for the system. Is there a 3rd in the works? Looks like it to us…


E3 2015 Predictions For Nintendo

It’s that time again my friends; time for MVGN to peer into our gaming crystal ball and try to predict what the big 3 will bring to this year’s E3. Our gaming company for today will focus on Nintendo. Nintendo has been in an interesting predicament for the past couple of years and this year is no different. With NX already being confirmed to NOT make an appearance at this year’s E3 and with their QOL project not showing its head either, Nintendo seems to have no choice but to double down on what is currently available.

What will they bring? Read on and find out what we think.

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Nintendo NX May be Region Free


Nintendo NX, the upcoming next generation console from Nintendo, may be region free if the following comment turns out to be true. The comment was taken from the recent Q&A portion of the company’s latest financial results briefing.

Removing region-locking from current game machines presents various issues, so we don’t consider that to be very realistic. However, regarding NX, given the customer feedback and proposals from the market, while nothing has been decided yet, we’re currently investigating internally what problems there would be in realizing it. You can think of that as the current situation. I understand your desire, so I’d like to look at it optimistically going forward.

The quote comes from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. It seems like Nintendo NX may indeed be a region free system. We hope to hear more about Nintendo’s plans for its next generation dedicated console but it may still be some time before we see the system.

Still exciting stuff non-the-less.

Rumor: Gears of War Collection Headed to XBOX One


Hold onto your chainsaw equipped weapons; it appears as though there may be a Gears of War Collection headed to XBOX One. Take a gander at the image above and let the speculation begin. Apparently someone was asking Phil Spencer, the main honcho for XBOX, if we were getting a Gears of War Collection for XBOX One and he had a very coy reply… Check it out and let us know if you would like to see the series on XBOX One.


Is Rayman Coming to Super Smash Bros.


Could Rayman be headed to Super Smash Bros. in the near future? Check out the image above and the video below as some convincing footage and screenshots have surfaced that have everyone’s favorite limbless hero joining the battle in Smash. Although nothing has been confirmed, presumably the character would be apart of some sort of un-announced DLC for the popular game.

What do you guys think? Is Rayman coming to Super Smash Bros?

Kirby And The Rainbow Curse Getting Budget Release


Yesterday, Nintendo shared more details on the upcoming Kirby and the Rainbow Curse title. The game will launch in Japan on January 22 and will apparently retail for 3,700 Yen ($37).

The title will also feature Amiibo support as well. Kirby And The Rainbow Curse is headed to Wii U early next year.