MCV: Zelda, Mario, and Pokemon games due out for NX within first six months

Nintendo determined not to suffer slow start.

Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a Pokemon game from Game Freak, and a new Mario game will all release for Nintendo’s new NX platform within the first six months of the system’s launch, “sources close to Nintendo” have reportedly told MCV.

Nintendo has also been hard at work securing third-party support for the platform, and reportedly have Activision, Sega, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros. on board.

The same sources tell MCV that Nintendo is determined that NX will not suffer the same slow starts as Wii U or 3DS, and that Eurogamer’s report last week that NX is a portable machine with a breakaway controller that can be plugged into a TV is accurate. Graphics are said to be ‘somewhere between PS3 and PS4.’

“It’s a nice bit of kit, a bit of a novelty, but a good one,” one executive that went hands-on with the machine told MCV. “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.”

NX is due out worldwide in March 2017.

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