[Update: There is now a video showing how the second controller was made.]
It’s not April just yet, but Idriss2Dev, the person who leaked the original picture of the supposed controller for Nintendo’s new console, codenamed “NX,” certainly played a lot of people for a fool when they posted a video on reddit showing how they faked the picture.
With this, it is incredibly likely that the second set of photos that surfaced recently are also not real. So, essentially we are back to knowing nothing about the NX and forced to wait until Nintendo talks about it during E3.
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Not too long ago, a grainy photo surfaced that was purported to be the controller for Nintendo’s new console, codenamed “NX.” It seemed to match the designs laid out in a patent filed by the company last year, but the image was met with expected skepticism and doubt.
However, a second set of pictures of the device have recently appeared from a different source, lending a little bit of possible legitimacy to the original claim.
In the Reddit thread where the new photos first popped up, the poster perkele37 specified that the object is the NX controller and not the console itself. They also claim that it is a development unit, meaning its design is still subject to change. Other details mentioned:
- Only the upper ‘nubs’ of the sticks move. The bottom part is static (kind of like the circle pad, but it moves along the bottom ‘sphere’.
- The rollers on the top feel and look pretty much identical to a mouse scroll-wheel. Though I do don’t believe this will be the final design.
- Haptic feedback is feels like Apples ‘taptic’ engine. Not like regular rumble.
- 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom
As for the source of the leak, based on the keyboard and reflections in one of the photos, NeoGAF user Guevara believes that the photo may have been taken at the offices of The Division developer Massive Entertainment.
In any case, while the device does feature a similar design to Nintendo’s patent, there is still nothing to indicate that this is in any way official. Nintendo plans to talk about the NX some time around E3, so we’ll find out then if any of these claims are true.
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The clips were reportedly datamined from a recent update to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Other things found include:
- Renders for Ryu and Roy and alternate colors
- Images for Ryu’s stage and character icon
- Audio clips for Ryu, Roy and Lucas (Crowd chants, Kirby’s “Hadouken”)
- Confirmation of Roy and Ryu’s voice actors – Jun Fukuyama for Roy and Kyle Hebert/Hiroki Takahashi for Ryu
- An Inkling trophy
- The return of the Dreamland 64 stage
- Mii Fighter costumes for Zero (Mega Man X), Isabelle (Animal Crossing), Megaman.exe (Mega Man Battle Network), Heihachi (Tekken), Akira and Jacky (Virtua Fighter)
Yesterday, the Japanese publication Nikkei reported from an insider source that Nintendo’s next piece of hardware, code named “NX,” would use an Android-based operating system. However, in a statement issued to The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo shot down those rumors.
“There is no truth to the report saying that we are planning to adopt Android for NX,” said a Nintendo spokesperson.
In the original Nikkei article, the insider stated that the reason for going with an Android OS was so that it “would be able to speed up getting all game developers on board” and allow games to be expanded to smartphones, tablets, and other devices.
Very little is known about the NX. Nintendo hasn’t even stated whether it will be a console, handheld or something entirely different. While E3 would be the most opportune time to pull the curtain back on the device, the company has stated it won’t have anything to announce until next year.
Italian news site e-duesse may have accidentally leaked the existence of Project X Zone 2: Brave New World for the 3DS, a sequel to the 2012 Bandai Namco/Capcom/SEGA crossover SRPG.
The original article, which has already been edited, mentioned two previously unannounced titles from Bandai Namco’s Level Up event on April 7: Saints Seiya Soldiers’ Soul and Project X Zone 2: Brave New World. Development on the former was confirmed today, giving credence to the possibility of the latter being real.No comments
The rumored Legend of Zelda Netflix series may be just that.
In an interview with Time, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed that the original report from The Wall Street Journal was incorrect.
“As of now, I have nothing new to share with you in regard to the use of our IPs for any TV shows or films, but I can at least confirm that the article in question is not based on correct information.”
Now, Iwata didn’t flat out deny the existence of the project, he merely pointed out that what was originally mentioned was not accurate. It’s still possible there is a show in the works, but for now all we can assume is that everything we currently know about it is false.
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It’s easy to dismiss anything not revealed through an official source, but the sheer amount of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS stuff pouring in from various sources makes this really hard to ignore.
The posted video appears to show Bowser Jr. (in his Junior Clown Car) and Xenoblade Chronicles‘ Shulk as playable characters.
An imgur gallery created today has several screenshots from what appears to be an ESRB copy of the game. There are a bunch of images of some of the game’s new collectible statues, like Tharja, Tiki and Medusa, along with some shots of what appear to be a spectator gambling mode.No comments
During the latest episode of IGN’s Nintendo Voice Chat podcast, hosts Jose Otero and Peer Schneider discussed a rumor they heard from various industry insiders that Nintendo is planning to reveal some new hardware at this year’s E3.
Otero and Schneider made sure to clarify that their comments were not fact and the rumor should be taken with a grain of salt. However, judging from a response on Twitter, it sounds like Schneider doesn’t want to completely rule out the possibility of the rumor being true.
Despite all of that, the rumor still managed to gain enough traction to the point where representative for Nintendo U.K. released a statement denying any new hardware from the company at E3.
Source: Nintendo Life
During a GameStop managers’ conference in Texas, a representative for the accessory maker PDP mentioned that their products would make their way to stores “just ahead of the Wii U’s November 18 release.”
The date would follow a similar trend with past Nintendo consoles like the GameCube and Wii, which both launched on the Sunday proceeding Black Friday (November 18 and 19, respectively).
Nintendo has a big Wii U press event lined up for New York in September where they’re expected to announce the official release date.
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Sources privy to the Wii U’s production told CVG that problems manufacturing the console’s touchscreen controller may force Nintendo to push the European launch back to December.
According to these sources, Nintendo intends to release the Wii U this November in the U.S., presumably to capitalize on Black Friday and the holiday shopping season.
Nintendo has refused to comment.
The console manufacturer has yet to announce a release date for the new console, but CVG believes that this manufacturing issue has hampered Nintendo’s plans to set a date.No comments