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Rumor: New Mario & Pokemon games within 6 months of NX launch, third party support, more

Posted on August 4, 2016 by (@OnePunchMaz) in News, Switch

As we get closer to the launch of the NX, more and more rumors and supposed leaks start popping up with very little official info floating around. The recent Eurogamer leak seems to have opened the floodgates though, as several other outlets claimed to have sources confirming the leak that the NX will be both a handheld and a home console.

One of these outlets was MCV – and today they released another report with some supposed new info on the NX. According to “sources close to Nintendo”, Game Freak will release a Pokemon game on the NX within 6 months of the platform’s debut. Will this be a port of Sun & Moon, a spin-off game or a “proper” new Pokemon game? MCV doesn’t offer any more information.

Also supposedly being released within 6 months of the NX’s launch is a new Mario game. Given that the last game that most of the core 3D Mario developers at Nintendo worked on was Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, it seems believable that a new Mario game would be ready soon.

MCV’s sources also claim that Nintendo has already secured third party support from Sega, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Activision and Warner Bros.

As for the NX’s capabilities, MCV’s sources seem to confirm that it won’t feature cutting-edge, industry-leading graphics, saying that graphics will be “somewhere between a PS3 and PS4″ and that “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.”

As always, take reports like this with a grain of salt. While MCV is a reputable publication, their sources might not necessarily be correct about everything. Either way, it likely won’t be that much longer before we finally hear something official from Nintendo about the NX.

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