For Nintendo Fans, the wait is almost over. The gaming company said Wednesday evening that it would unveil its anticipated new gaming system, codenamed NX, via a “preview trailer” to be uploaded to its website at 10 a.m. Eastern time Thursday morning, October 20.
The company said you can expect a three-minute video showing off the gaming system.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 20, 2016
As these things often go, the official announcement was preceded by a flurry of online rumours earlier in the week. The hotly anticipated console has provided plenty of grist for that particular mill, with early speculation around price, portability and a remote control-style controller.
Nintendo’s consoles have been slightly out of sync with Sony and Microsoft’s hardware releases, and its current 2012 Wii U platform is starting to show its age. With the PlayStation 4 Pro and the Xbox One S serving as iterative updates on the current generation consoles, industry insiders are already tipping the NX as the one that gets Nintendo “back in the game”.
The company previously stated that the NX was slated for a March 2017 release, but with slipping schedules and Nintendo’s reputation for taking its time, we’ll hopefully have more concrete info after Thursday’s announcement.