Nintendo NX, the soon arriving successor to the Wii U, has some leaks and rumors out in the open. While there are proper sources supporting most of these rumors I suggest you take it with a grain of salt, as there can be changes to the final product, or the rumors could be completely false.
According to a post from NeoGAF:
The NX is going to have a controller with a screen (Like the Wii U) and could be used anywhere to play your home console games. Three sources stated that the controller itself will not have any processing capabilities, but be part of a powerful streaming technology, allowing your games to be played from anywhere (Using Wi-Fi probably), like the Remote Play feature from the PS Vita, but without the costly add-on price of the handheld. It’ll likely have basic OS functions too. Nintendo loves innovation, so I’d love to see what wonders the big N can do with this feature.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 is in development for NX and WiiU. Two different sources stated that it is in development for NX, and one source said it’s being developed by Next Level Games, who is big enough to do this and Metroid Prime: Federation Force at the same time. One source said it started as a Wii U game but after the disappointing performance of the Wii U and the scheduled release date for the game being late in the console’s cycle, Nintendo decided to switch development over to NX. (Basically the same situation as Zelda for Wii U) This is very possible in my opinion as many games releasing on the Wii U would love to see extra copies sold as a launch title for NX. And Nintendo would support it too as more titles on the NX gives people more of a reason to upgrade.
Nintendo will probably use a Polaris GPU from AMD and will use the low-level Vulcan API (The phoenix to the ashes of Mantle.) This is interesting as it could be the most powerful console once it releases (Surpassing the GPU on XBO and PS4), but it’s only a matter of time until ‘PS4K’ specs are out. Nintendo isn’t known for being great on the performance side, but with Wii U games not on par graphically (Nowhere Near) with the current gen, NX will have to correct the mistakes Wii U made.
Other leaks include: (Don’t believe most of these to be true.)
#1 Most dev kits won’t be given until Nintendo formally reveals the NX.
#2 Final Fantasy XV could launch on NX too.
#3 NX will likely launch at different times per region. (Thanks to the shortage of chips, I bet money Japan will get the NX a lot earlier than the west. I also bet money that most Indians will be indifferent to this as Nintendo doesn’t care about us anyways.)
#4 There are lots of NX games in development. Apparently the source says that it’s ‘blows away’ the collection of the Wii U. (Like that’s a difficult thing to do,LOL)
#5 New IP are being developed. (Lesser Mario and Zelda, no way!)
And the rumor train stops here, what do you think of this? Write down in the comments below, and stay tuned to ASidCast for all things Nintendo!