Nintendo won’t show off its upcoming NX console at this year’s E3


Despite the NX’s 2017 release date looming on the horizon, Nintendo has revealed that it had no plans to show off its handheld-console hybrid device at this year’s E3.

“For our dedicated video game platform business, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed ‘NX’ with a brand-new concept,” the company said. “NX will be launched in March 2017 globally,” said Nintendo in a statement sent to MobileSyrup.

Nintendo also revealed that it plans to release both a Wii U version and an NX port of its upcoming The Legend of Zelda game in 2016. This entry in the Zelda franchise, was originally shown off in 2014, with a scheduled 2016 release date, but was then pushed back to 2017.

While not much is known about the NX, it’s believed Nintendo’s upcoming video game system will operate as a home console/handheld hybrid, allowing players to play games at home on a television, but also replicate that experience on the go via a handheld gaming device.

A 2017 release date for the NX means that the Wii U owners will have very little to look forward to in 2016, especially now that Star Fox Zero has released to middling reviews, and third-party developer support for the console has completely disappeared.