Nintendo blogger and leaker of secret information, Emily Rogers, reveals that there are multiple Wii U games being ported to the upcoming Nintendo NX console.
Another day, another rumor about the Nintendo NX. Like the Zelda having gender options rumor that made waves on the Internet a few days ago, this latest rumor comes from Nintendo blogger Emily Rogers, who is now claiming that there are four Wii U games being ported to the NX to serve as launch titles for Nintendo’s new console.
Rogers made this claim on Twitter, though her tweets have since been removed. She didn’t specify which games exactly would be coming to the NX, but one has to imagine that the Wii U’s more popular titles, such as Super Smash Bros., Super Mario Maker, and Splatoon, are all distinct possibilities.
It’s been previously suggested, by Rogers and other sources, that The Legend of Zelda for Wii U is being ported to NX, making that game an obvious choice for an NX port. The new Zelda is rumored to be releasing this fall, so the timing is right for it to launch as both a Wii U game and a Nintendo NX launch title.
Besides the four Wii U games supposedly coming to the NX as ports at launch, Rogers said that other Wii U titles were also being ported to the system, for release later on. Again, she stopped short of being specific about which Wii U games are in the pipeline, but considering its rather small library, one can make a few educated guesses.
With the Wii U passing 12 million units sold worldwide just recently, the console has a significantly smaller install base than the PS4, and to a lesser extent, the Xbox One. If these rumors turn out to be accurate, then it seems as though Nintendo’s strategy is to try to win over those that never purchased the Wii U by padding the launch lineup of the NX with Wii U ports. While Wii U owners may not feel especially excited about this, there’s not a whole lot of Wii U owners to begin with. To that end, most Wii U owners are probably Nintendo faithful, and the Big N likely already has their business.
Now, the question is, can these rumors be trusted? Like with any rumors, take the information with a grain of salt, but be aware that Emily Rogers does have more credibility than others that leak information online, since claims she’s made in the past have actually turned out to be true. For example, Rogers revealed that a Paper Mario game was coming to the Wii U months before Nintendo made the official announcement.
If these rumors are true, Nintendo’s strategy to pad the NX launch lineup with Wii U ports could help convince those that never purchased a Wii U to take the plunge. However, Nintendo will also need to make sure that the NX has high quality releases of its own, otherwise the company risks losing the dollars of dedicated Nintendo fans that already own a Wii U. With E3 2016 just a couple of months away, we likely won’t have to wait too much longer to learn a lot more about the Nintendo NX and its launch lineup of games.
Which Wii U games would you like to see on the Nintendo NX? Leave your thoughts on the matter in the comments below.
Source: Segment Next