Despite the fact that the system is due for release just next March, confirmed details remain sparse regarding Nintendo’s NX. Just three games have been officially announced thus far, including Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2017. Many fans worried at the time that the announcement meant a lack of strong support from the publisher, but a recent interview with Ubisoft’s Alain Corre seems to hint that the publisher has some surprises on the way for Nintendo fans.
“We announced that we’re developing Just Dance for NX and we have other surprises that we will announce later, but we also believe Nintendo has the power to reinvent the way families are playing. Nintendo is a fantastic powerhouse of brands that are really cherished by a lot of fans and families… I am still impressed by the reoccurrence of success and appetite even today for the Nintendo franchises on the current system.”
It’s difficult to speculate at this time just how much support the new system will see from third party publishers. Nintendo’s consoles have struggled in that regard since the end of the Super Nintendo era, but the company’s handhelds have seen strong support across the board. If the rumors surrounding the NX as a console/handheld hybrid prove true, the system could see far stronger support from publishers.
Back in March, rumors pointed to an NX-exclusive sequel to Beyond Good and Evil, funded by Nintendo in a similar fashion to Bayonetta 2. Since then, the rumor seems to have lost a bit of heat, but a sequel to the GameCube classic would make for a very interesting surprise, indeed! One way or another, we should have a good idea what to expect in the very near future! In the meantime, stay tuned to Nintendojo for more information as it develops!