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Nintendo NX is a portable – console hybrid and dev kits are being sent out now

Posted on October 16, 2015 by Michael Boccher

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Although the official reveal will not come until next year, the Nintendo NX dev kits have begun being sent out to developers to begin prepping their games according to its specs. This isn’t exactly a surprise, but according to the Wall Street Journal the console includes both a console and portable gaming unit in a hybrid format. This makes sense as Nintendo has recently made a deal earlier this year to expand into the mobile platform.

We still don’t know on what level the game will feature mobile either. Will we be able to take games with us from console and transfer back to it when we return? Normally, I would say no with Nintendo’s hardware but according to the report, the company is set to put “industry leading chips” in the unit after the Wii U’s lack of hardware and third party support. Many rumors have been flying around, especially after their patent for a discless console as well as both VR and AR support. We reached out to Nintendo but were told to wait until 2016 for more information.

What do you guys want to see out of the NX? I’m sure we’ll get a new Zelda game as all consoles have featured a new Zelda game in the past, but will Zelda Wii U be renamed to launch on both consoles like Twilight Princess was on Gamecube and the Wii.

Take a look at the Wall Street Journal report here

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