Where there is smoke, there is fire.
Another day, another Nintendo NX rumor. This one, however, comes from at least a somewhat believable source- a poster on NeoGAF, 10k, was apparently verified by the moderators on there, and he has posted some information about Nintendo’s mysterious upcoming system.
According to this new rumor, the NX, which runs on an x86 architecture (similar to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC), is noticeably more powerful than the PS4 in every metric- at this point, this is something we are hearing a lot, and where there is smoke, there is fire. So let’s just jump ahead to the next part of the rumor, which is more exciting.
The next part of the rumor states that the NX has ports of at least four Wii U games in development- this includes The Legend of Zelda, which has been widely assumed and accepted by everyone for almost a year now, as well as Super Smash Bros., which was leaked some time ago as well. The other two games are Splatoon, last year’s hit shooter for the Wii U, as well as Super Mario Maker. The ports of Super Mario Maker and Splatoon, however, are currently facing some problems, and may not release in the end.
With that said, with the Wii U being Nintendo’s least successful console of all time, whilst simultaneously having some of their best games ever, it does make sense for Nintendo to port some of its best efforts to their new console.
Is this rumor true or not? As with each rumor, we can’t say we know yet. Nintendo is widely rumored to be holding an event later this month, when they might take the wraps off of the NX. Let’s wait till then, and we will know for sure.