It has been long known that Nintendo will be releasing a new console, called Nintendo NX, rumored to be slated in 2016. Although the Wii U, the last platform released by the company, has received some criticisms, the new president of Nintendo, Tatsumi Kimishima, as well as the rest of the people from the company, look forward to great prospects ahead of the upcoming console.
In a discussion with Bloomberg regarding their most famous character, Super Mario for its 30<sup>th anniversary, Takashi Tezuka, producer and video game designer at Nintendo, shared how the character strived to keep up and evolve through the years. However, he refused to elaborate on Nintendo NX when asked. Still, he assured fans that the console will be something to look forward to. He revealed, “We feel quite strongly about creating things that are in sync with the times.”
Earlier this year, there was news that a new patent was filed for a controller that will enable touchscreen in its front device and will include features such as context-aware touch, noted Express. With this, the new platform will not only offer a unique device for its users but allow more flexibility when used in the game as well.
Meanwhile, Kimishima also revealed in an interview with Time earlier this month, “It’s something unique and different. It’s something where we have to move away from those platforms in order to make it something that will appeal to our consumer base.” He clarified that Nintendo NX will not be a successor of Wii and Wii U consoles.
Although there are hints that Nintendo NX will be a fresh console, Nintendo continues to be mum about details regarding it. While it wants to surprise its fans, it is also most likely protecting information from leaking to its competitors.
No specific date has been identified for its announcement and release yet, but there are rumors that Nintendo might reveal details on the upcoming Consumer Electronic Association (CES) event from Jan. 6 to 9 in Las Vegas. The device may also start shipping at the second quarter of 2016.