The Nintendo NX is set to release in the first quarter of 2017 and it appears that Nintendo wants the machine to hit the ground running when it launches. Sources are saying that in its first six months, those who purchase an NX will be treated to new Pokémon, Mario, and Zelda titles.
With the success of Pokémon Go, one would think that an NX game featuring the famous pocket monsters was inevitable. However, this would mark the first time that Game Freak, the main developers of Pokémon, will bring the franchise to consoles. Given that the NX is supposedly a console/handheld hybrid, then Nintendo’s rule of keeping Pokémon strictly on handhelds can be circumvented due to the NX not technically being a traditional console.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was already announced as being a launch title for the NX (along with a simultaneous release on the Wii U). As for the new Mario game, the report doesn’t say anything about it other than it is coming out within the launch window of the NX.