Nintendo confirms plans to provide fans with their first-ever glimpse of its long-awaited NX system, and it's set to kick off first thing tomorrow morning.
It's been a long wait for fans of Nintendo. With support dwindling for the firm's Wii U platform, all focus amongst dedicated consumers has been placed on the loosely detailed successor to the aforementioned and struggling system. Codenamed the Nintendo NX, this hardware has featured myriad rumors surrounding its imminent reveal, but it appears as if the House of Mario will be setting the record straight sooner rather than later.
Nintendo has now confirmed its intent to provide potential customers with their "first glimpse" of the NX, although just how many details the company plans on showcasing remains to be seen. Regardless, gamers can check out the formal reveal on Thursday, October 20 at 7 a.m. PT (or 10 a.m. ET) to see if some of the rumors stemming from the secretive product turn out to be the real McCoy. The unveiling itself will occur on Nintendo's official website, which is sure to raise a number of questions amongst hopeful gamers – namely, just what is it that the Big N plans on showing?
The brief press release that accompanied this news makes it seem as if there will still be plenty of questions left unanswered, although a more in-depth Nintendo Direct presentation may very well clear up lingering questions at a later date. At the very least, the glimpse that fans are set to receive will likely give them an idea of how the hardware will function, something that's imperative for a console that's said to be playable both from home and on the go.
Meanwhile, the software lineup for NX will likely remain tucked away until to allow all attention to be placed on the intricacies of the system itself, although it wouldn't be out of the question to see the Nintendo NX version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild featured prominently during the reveal. This is only speculation on our part, since it's the only first-party title confirmed for the platform thus far, but gamers of all preferences are unquestionably eager to see what the Japanese gaming giant has brewing in terms of dedicated software.
With NX rumors currently in abundance, hopefully this debut will help quiet down some of the more absurd industry rumblings. Although the potential of having Pokemon, Mario, and Zelda arriving on the console shortly after its March 2017 launch is a rather enticing carrot to dangle in front of eager consumers.
Stay tuned to Game Rant for more details on the Nintendo NX's "first glimpse".