The Wall Street Journal is getting in on the Nintendo NX rumors now. Yesterday we had a rather large rumored info dump on the NX and its form factor as well as power. Today the WSJ says that the platform is also going to be able to play Nintendo's mobile titles. This rumor seems pretty plausible and makes a lot of sense for Nintendo. Might as well give fans as many ways as possible to play their mobile games!
- NX is based around Nvidia's mobile-orientated Tegra processor
- development kits currently using the Tegra X1 chip found in the Shield Android TV console and the Google Pixel C tablet
- combination of four higher power ARM processors combined with a quad-core arrangement of four lower power cores
CPU: Eight CPU cores (4x ARM Cortex-A57/4x ARM Cortex A53)
GPU: 256-core second-gen Maxwell technology
Media Support: Up to 4K 60fps (h.264/HEVC/VP9)
Display Support: Up to 4K, 60Hz
USB Support: USB 3.0 specification
Manufacturing Process: 20nm
- all Tegra X1 devices shipped to date are equipped with 3GB of mobile-orientated DDR3
- the Tegra X1 in the NX development hardware is apparently actively cooled, with audible fan noise
- the NX may actually end up using the Tegra X2
- no info on screen resolution
The following information comes from an article on Eurogamer:
- The Nintendo NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers.
- Will function as a high-powered handheld console with its own display. The screen has two controller sections on the sides, which can be attached or detached.
- Nvidia's Tegra mobile processor will serve as the machine's centerpiece.
- The NX will use game cartridges instead of discs.
- Nintendo recommends using 32 GB cartridges for game releases on the system.
- Due to the drastic change in hardware design, there are currently no plans for backwards compatibility.
- The NX will NOT be running on Android.
- Nintendo plans to officially reveal NX information in September.
- Due to the previous confusion with the Wii U's promotion, Nintendo wishes to take a more simple approach to advertising the NX by simply stating that "you can take your games with you on the go."
- based on the upcoming Man of Action cartoon
- will have two versions
- one is the "main" version developed by Capcom for digital release on Xbox One, Wii U, PS4, PSVita, and PC
- other is being outsourced to an undisclosed company to be developed for the Nintendo 3DS and mobile platforms
- portable version will have "weaker" graphics and possibly touch features implemented
- 2D platformer which plays similarly to past games, but uses high quality high definition graphics
- the 'Man' style naming is gone and replaced with musical names like "Flare Symphony," "Frostbite Sonata," & "Saber Waltz"
- internal communication from McDonalds Japan detailing the launch leaked
- an initial morning launch time was pushed back to early afternoon
- later on, it was decided to cancel today’s launch
- this is due to concerns that the hype generated would overload the game
- launch is still imminent and could happen as early as Thursday
According to TechCrunch, Pokemon GO will launch in Japan tomorrow with more than 3,000 McDonald’s restaurants to serve as sponsored gyms. Niantic CEO John Hanke previously stated that the game was scheduled to release in Japan "by the end of July," though this bit of news should only be taken lightly until the game is officially released.
So you got an Eevee, but you want a specific evolution for it? Well, apparently it's quite easy to do! The Pokemon GO hivemind over at Reddit says they've figured out a way to make sure you get the evolution you're gunning for. All you have to do is give your Eevee one of these nicknames.
Sparky = Jolteon
Rainer = Vaporeon
Pyro = Flareon
Why do those nicknames bring about those evolutions? Turns out it's a nod to the Pokemon anime, where the Eevee Bros. were named Sparky, Rainer and Pyro. Now can anyone confirm this?!
I don't know if this is legit or not, since I don't have a login to Nintendo's dev portal. That said, this could be our first look at dev kit prices with Nintendo's new portal. On top of that, this dev may end up in quite a bit of trouble soon! Thanks to Dakhil for the heads up!