It’s been a while since I’ve written about the NX, but we’re back some (near final) news!
You may have heard the fresh rumors hot off the plate of the ever-alive NX rumor mill – the rumor that developers now have a date for the NX reveal.
Let’s debunk this.
Speaking to our source, I have uncovered what the case actually is.
It turns out that there is a reveal for something very soon, but it is apparently not something very interesting for the public.
Here is what our unnamed source had to say:
I’ve been told that developers know the reveal date now
Is that true?
There is something that is secret and will be revealed… but I guess not to the public. It is nothing interesting for the public, only for devs and publishers. And they have a date for a reveal. But nothing about a specific date about an NX reveal…
But maybe some sources do know more – it is not that everyone always has the same information. For example, we [devs] knew months before the WiiWare reveal… but even other people in the same Nintendo office didn’t know about it, haha.
Communication seems to be difficult.
So this is pretty interesting. What our source tells us is that something is being revealed, but not specifically. However, he didn’t deny it would be for the NX, but knowing Nintendo at this stage, what else could it be for?
He went on to say that whatever it was would interest developers and publishers but not the general public. Our source mentions the WiiWare reveal, so, while just an example, this points to me that it is something vital to distributors and publishers, perhaps it is information less interesting, such as how pricing and distribution will work on the NX. If so, I would agree that this info is not very interesting to the public, but, at least for the people reading this article, any info regarding the NX would be interesting, right?
This gets me thinking. I then think, “Hm, well if it’s very soon, then that must mean this week, right?”
I then remember this rumor:
Basically, there is a new engine claiming that it will release some info to developers on October 4 – today.
I ask my source if this could have anything to do with it or not.
Haha. I know a friend … he wanted to know about NX and submitted that automatic form for official Nintendo developers (WTF) and then he wrote them a mail about NX and he got a response back… the standard response from Nintendo is this automatically mailed line:
‘At this time we are unable to disclose development in regards to support for the Nintendo platform code-named “NX”.’
But the second line [of Neogaf post] is just written by that guy. I guess you, as an English expert, also know that no one would write “At this time we are unable to…” instead of writing “in 9 days we will be able to…”
It is an automatic response from Nintendo… and there is no time given. It would be strange XD
So just a fakey again
So another rumor debunked.
What About That Reveal Rumor?
Lastly, we discuss the rumor that the reveal could be October 21.
Rumors of an October 21 reveal now. Since that is exactly 5 years after the first Nintendo Direct, and Nintendo always reveals big things in October (except for last year)
Ah I see… so just another guess… Like always.
Yeah. Is that reveal date for developers before that, though? I couldn’t imagine it being so early.
Um… it is confidential information… and it is not interesting to the public… but it is very soon. I just thought maybe one is speaking about that… but as always, nothing has leaked
As with all Nintendo or NX things… nothing is leaking ^^
Thanks. I’m trying to be patient for Nintendo. I am still thinking the week after Color Splash releases would be best. So next week, or week after seems best to me.
I’m curious about the title [of the NX]… And I want to know that they will release that sh** as soon as possible…. today or so XD
I want to finally sell my games.
So there you have it, folks!
My source does not seem to know when Nintendo will reveal the NX to the public yet, but there is definitely something planned for Nintendo developers and publishers very soon.
No doubt if Nintendo is revealing more to developers and publishers now, that the public announcement will follow very soon.
My analysis of the reveal date is like many others. I looked at Nintendo’s upcoming releases, the frequency of their news postings, and the timings of the Nintendo Directs, and have concluded:
Nintendo’s best time to reveal the NX would be next week, the week after Paper Mario: Color Splash releases (mid-week). It could also be the week after that, as Nintendo really has nothing else [home console related] to talk about after that, and it will be the final first-party release for the Wii U – what better time to talk about it than that!
In regards to the October 21 reveal, I think it is very likely. It would be Nintendo’s last chance to reveal it before Halloween, and more importantly, before all of the other console and game releases in November (PS4 Pro), Nintendo’s own NES Mini, and not to mention Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon releasing. It would not be best to compete with all of that.
Nintendo has one last shot at revealing the NX before it gets too late. These next couple of weeks are going to be it. And they’re going to be exciting.
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-Noah Sanchez, Gamer Splash