Nintendo has remained incredibly tight-lipped about its next console – codenamed the Nintendo NX – since it was first mentioned back in 2015. In the wake of several E3 announcements concerning NX games as well as some leaked information (including rumors of Pokémon and Mario NX games), curiosity surrounding the upcoming console is at an all-time high.
Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto has cited a unique idea as the reason for Nintendo’s secrecy. He told Associated Press:
“In terms of NX, there’s an idea that we’re working on. That’s why we can’t share anything at this point, and I don’t want to comment on the other companies. If it was just a matter of following advancements in technology, things would be coming out a lot quicker.”
No further information is available as to what this idea might be, but it’s certainly an exciting prospect, and hopefully we’ll know more soon. With the NX reportedly coming in March 2017, just when exactly is Nintendo planning on an official reveal? They wisely chose not to discuss it at E3 amid all the competition, and it is rumored that it will be unveiled at this year’s Tokyo Game Show in September.
In the meantime, here is a list of every Nintendo NX game that has been officially confirmed, as well as rumored games from reliable sources and IPs that are likely to make an appearance.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Release Date: TBA 2017
Ever since the latest The Legend of Zelda title for Wii U was delayed to 2016, it had been widely speculated that Nintendo may be holding off to release it on the NX as well. This was then officially confirmed prior to this year’s E3 conference, and at the conference, Nintendo debuted the above trailer showing off the impressive graphics, some new gameplay mechanics, and revealing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the official title. The story begins with Link waking in a tomb from a century-long sleep to find Calamity Ganon wreaking havoc on Hyrule. We know that the game will be massively open world and that unlike previous games, Link will be able to obtain RPG-style armor that actually has stats, as well as a multitude of new weapons.
Just Dance 2017
Release Date: TBA March 2017
Ubisoft unveiled Just Dance 2017 at their E3 conference this year and revealed that not only will it be released this fall for current-gen consoles, it will also be available on PC for the first time ever, as well as Nintendo NX. It will include a new mode called Just Dance Machine, in which players must utilize different styles of dance in order ” to help your alien captors return home”. So far, Ubisoft has revealed the following tracks:
“Sorry” – Justin Bieber
“DADDY” – Psy Ft. CL of 2NE1
“Cheap Thrills” – Sia Ft. Sean Paul
“Lean On” – Major Lazer Ft. MØ & DJ Snake
“Worth It” – Fifth Harmony Ft. Kid Ink
“Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen
“PoPiPo” – Hatsune Miku
“Radical” – Dyro & Dannic
“El Tiki” – Maluma
“September” – Equinox Stars
“What Is Love” – Ultraclub 90
The new game will also see the return of modes such as Just Dance Unlimited, the 200+ track “dance-on-demand service”, the Sweat + Playlists fitness mode in which you can track activity and create playlists, the worldwide Dance Quest challenge mode, and an improved Just Dance controller app.
Dragon Quest X & XI
Release Date: TBA
Developer: Square Enix
Dragon Quest X is an MMORPG that released for the Wii back in 2012, before coming to Android, 3DS, Wii U, and PC. It is currently only available in Japan, and the release of the NX version will mark the game’s Western debut. Dragon Quest XI is currently in development for PS4, 3DS, and NX. At this time, not much more is known about the NX releases, aside from the fact that they are coming (as confirmed in a press conference with Square Enix).
Project Sonic 2017
Release Date: Q4 2017
Developer: Sonic Team
Project Sonic 2017 is one of two Sonic games on the way; the other is Sonic Mania. The games were announced at Sega’s 25th Anniversary celebration. While Sonic Mania is a 2D platformer, Project Sonic takes a 3D approach to the beloved blue hedgehog. There is no official release date yet, but Sega has specified that it will hit stores in time for the holidays in 2017.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
In the recent Nintendo Switch preview, we can clearly see The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (most likely the Special Edition) on the Nintendo Switch.
Rumored NX Games
Pokémon (possibly Sun and Moon)
Beyond Good & Evil 2
Super Smash Bros