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These Are the First Nintendo NX Games [Update]

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We don’t know much about the Nintendo NX. Nintendo has called it a “dedicated game platform” that, perhaps, aims to surprise players. Today, we do know two of the games headed for it.

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Update: August 4 - 4:00am Square Enix issued a comment to Kotaku regarding the NX release, attempting to clear up confusion as a discrepancy between the event announcement and the press release. See below for more.

Recently, Nintendo told Kotaku that it was not going to discuss the NX until 2016.

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Illustration for article titled These Are the First Nintendo NX Games [Update]
Illustration for article titled These Are the First Nintendo NX Games [Update]
Illustration for article titled These Are the First Nintendo NX Games [Update]
Illustration for article titled These Are the First Nintendo NX Games [Update]
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[Photos: Famitsu]

Square Enix just announced Dragon Quest X and Dragon Quest XI for the Nintendo NX. Dragon Quest X appeared on the Wii U, the 3DS, and PC, while Dragon Quest XI is coming to the PS4 and 3DS.

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While we don’t yet have release dates, hopefully, this will give you an idea of what to expect for NX.

Update: “Dragon Quest XI, which we announced today, as well as Dragon Quest X, which I’m working as a producer, are planned for release on the NX, which Nintendo is currently developing,” Square Enix producer Yosuke Saito very clearly said as he read from a script during the Dragon Quest event. He said further details would be announced at a later date. This was the last announcement made at Square Enix’s press conference and was part of a “message to all Dragon Quest players.”

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The NX release was widely reported in Japanese gaming press (see Famitsu).

Square Enix PR, however, issued a press release after the event saying, the games were being “considered” for the NX.

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What gives? Square Enix tells Kotaku, “Our press release contained the official statement that had been originally planned, and there is no reason to believe any changes were made mid-way to the content of the official announcement. The comment made during the event was not based on the official statement, so please allow us to correct our statement at this moment. We regret any confusion this may have caused.”

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So going off from rumors, maybe the system will be somewhere inbetween Xbox One and PS4 in terms of power. Or Nintendo has actually shifted their plans so it’s more powerful than the PS4. Either way, it will at least allow for Unreal Engine 4 (which DQXI is running on for the home console version). This also means the Wii-U likely isn’t factoring into Nintendo’s future plans as early as next year. Which makes me question if Zelda-U will be changed to Zelda-NX now. Especially when the game is still fairly early in its development and they might want to use the NX’s new powers instead of being held back by the Wii-U’s system power.

Also, I wonder if NX will actually come out in Fall of 2016, or do the whole Apple/Samsung electronic release style of announcing the product then immediately putting it on sale. So maybe E3 2016 comes, the NX is unveiled, and the system is put out on sale during unveil-date? That was one of the rumors anyway.