Another handful of NX rumors - force feedback, multi-touch, USB, 720p controller screen

The following tidbits come from our friend Emily Rogers...

- article about NX's detachable controllers supporting force feedback and motion controls has truth
- NX prototype had a 6.2 inch 720p multi-touch touchscreen, but this may/may not carry over to the final system
- prototype for dock station has 2 USB ports, but again, this may not carry over to the final system

Thanks to VGAMER for the heads up!

RUMOR - detachable controllers of the NX have motion control, force feedback

The following comes from LetsPlayVideoGames, who has heard new NX controller details from sources...

- reports of Eurogamer are accurate
- detachable NX controllers will support basic motion control, similar to the Wii Remote Plus
- a form of ''advanced vibration force feedback''
- designed to phase out the Wii Remote over time, featuring much of their same functionality
- Wii Remotes can be used in some NX games, though not all games are supported
- force feedback apparently similar to the Vive controller
- ''...in that it alters intensity, pulsing patterns and duration of vibration to mimic the sensation of a range of different movement types. It’s not just one vibration for all situations, there’s a notable difference between the hard abrupt feedback of a sword clash or the softer, longer thud of something like hitting a tennis ball.''
- one game to support all of this is Just Dance 2017, planned for launch

The information is based on two sources, one of which leaked Until Dawn: Rush of Blood a week before its initial announcement. As always, none of this is confirmed by Nintendo or its associates, so take it with a grain of salt.

RUMOR: Mario, Pokemon games to arrive on NX in first six months, third party details, specs

Eventually, we'll find out a lot more about Nintendo's next system. When exactly that is to happen no one knows, but for now we have some new rumors and speculation to keep ourselves interested for the time being. MCV this morning released a new report with some interesting details. Please keep in mind these are nothing but rumors at this point:

- Game Freak will announce a new Pokemon NX game to be released in the first six months of the platform's debut
- New Mario game also due out
- Third party support coming in from Sega, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Activison and Warner Bros.
- Won't feature cutting edge graphics, but will be somewhere in between a PS3 and PS4. "Won't appeal to PS4 fans" the report says.
- Nintendo still set on getting smartphone gamers to upgrade to consoles

What do you think of these current crop of rumors? Let us know in the comments below!

RUMOR - NX to play Nintendo smartphone games

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!

RUMOR - A detailed look at the Nvidia Tegra tech supposedly powering the NX

- 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

[RUMOR] Nintendo NX to be a cartridge-based portable handheld console

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."

Click here to read Eurogamer's full report!

RUMOR - NX info coming soon, specs and pricing of certain aspects

Coming from our friend Emily Rogers...

Well then, I guess we should keep our eyes glued to the internet for some details soon! Would certainly be nice to hear some concrete info after all this talk of rumors and unspecified specs.

RUMOR - New Mega Man game hitting Wii U/3DS, based on upcoming cartoon

- 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"

RUMOR - Pokemon GO launch in Japan pushed back do to email leak

- 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