Nintendo NX graphics worse than PS4, launch titles include Mario, Zelda, Pokémon – report

The Nintendo NX is going to have a “dream line-up” of triple-A launch games when it arrives next year, according to a new report.

We can expect to see a new Pokémon game, a new Mario game, and the ‘Breath of the Wild’ Zelda game all launching within the first six months after the Nintendo NX goes on sale. That’s according to an article published by MCV UK, which cites an anonymous source “close to Nintendo”.

The report reads: “The firm is determined that NX will not suffer the same slow start as either the Wii U or 3DS. The firm has also been busy securing third-party support with Sega, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Activision, and Warner Bros already on-board.”

The source also “confirmed” that last week’s Eurogamer report, which claimed that the NX will be a portable device that plugs into a TV and features a breakaway controller, is “100% accurate”. The unnamed informant went on to reveal that game graphics will be “somewhere between a PS3 and PS4”, and that Nintendo is “targeting an audience that sits between smartphone gamers and the more hardcore users of PS4 and Xbox One”.

An unnamed Nintendo executive has been quoted as saying: “It’s a nice bit of kit, a bit of a novelty, but a good one. It won’t appeal to PS4 fans. Nintendo seems set on trying to upgrade smartphone gamers. That’s going to be a big job for the marketing department.”

In April this year, Nintendo confirmed that the new NX console would be released globally in March 2017. In May, the company also revealed that the NX was an entirely new concept that wasn’t intended to replace the 3DS or Wii U product lines.  Nintendo has admitted that it is researching virtual reality, but it’s not clear whether VR technology will make its way to the NX.

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