It’s finally here! A release window for Nintendo’s next system, the Nintendo NX! Rumoured for years and smack bang in the centre of dozens of ‘leaks’ on social media sites, the console has now been announced for March 2017. Here’s the official Nintendo of America tweet about it, proving the consoles release month:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 27, 2016
It’s also been posted about by other branches of the company, like Nintendo UK:
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) April 27, 2016
Nintendo of Europe in general:
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) April 27, 2016
And Nintendo of Japan:
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) April 27, 2016
But while some sort of update on the system is nice to have, there’s a catch. Because it’s coming in March 2017 rather than holiday 2016, the console won’t be shown at E3 this year. Instead, the focus will be on just one game:
The Legend of Zelda, which is now coming to both the Wii U and Nintendo NX. This will literally be the only playable Nintendo game at E3 2016.
People are not exactly taking this well. Indeed, the outcry about this (some would say suspicious) delay is on par of that for Metroid Prime Federation Force and Paper Mario Colour Splash. Heck, it’s so much outcry that previously pro Nintendo users and sites are going all Michael Pachter on the company and predicting its inevitable doom.
But let’s be reasonable eh? The Nintendo NX is coming March 2017, Zelda is going to be on said system, and it won’t make an appearance (or a big one) at E3 2016.