The rumored Nintendo NX that turned out to be the Nintendo Switch is still shrouded in mystery, though the Japanese vide company has already introduced it to the world. Fortunately, details about what players should expect from the portable console continue to trickle in, and these help build up the excitement for the device's release in March 2017.
The latest news and updates about the Nintendo Switch include Level-5’s confirmation that it is planning to release titles for Nintendo’s upcoming console. "We plan to make games for Nintendo Switch, but I think it’s very important to find out the best way to get the most out of the console. For that reason, we won’t have any titles at launch, but we'll work with it as soon as we figure out how to take advantage of it,” the company’s CEO Akihito Hino was quoted as saying by Gematsu.
Level-5 is responsible for the Nintendo 3DS series “Yo-Kai Watch,” “Professor Layton” and “Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch,” so it’s good to know that the developer intends to come up with games for the new gaming platform. At present, the Japanese video game developer is working on the sequel to “Ni No Kuni,” which is subtitled “Revenant Kingdom.”
Hino’s statement just comes amid Japanese journalist Nishikawa Zenji’s report that leaks the possible GPU architecture the device will be rocking when it launches. According to Zenji, the Nintendo NX is most likely coming with the Nvidia Pascal “Parker” architecture for its GPU. He also claims in his report that the Nvidia chip is going to feature a floating-point performance of around 1 TFLOPS, as per MyNintendoNews.
Meanwhile, a Nintendo insider named Emily Rogers has recently leaked via Twitter that the formerly rumored to be called as the Nintendo NX device is arriving with 4GB of RAM. She also notes in her Twitter post that 4GB is twice the RAM of the Wii U’s.
Just last week, certain details about the Nintendo Switch landed online. For example, there’s word now that the Switch’s display has a size of 6.2-inches and that the display panel is touchscreen, even though this is not showcased in the console’s First Look teaser clip.
To reveal more details about its upcoming console, Nintendo has disclosed that it is holding an event in Tokyo, Japan on Jan. 12, 2017 to make the official announcements about the Nintendo Switch.