As we creep closer to its official release we get nearer peak rumour status, as reports around the NX of varying credibility do the rounds. Now, as your Saturday entertainment, there are some more to be considered.
Following our normal policy, we're trying to pick rumours with sources that we trust and/or those reporting details we've heard from more than one place. These examples fall under that category, but as always treat with a grain of salt.
This time around Emily Rogers has been tweeting, giving her perspective on various reports of recent times, albeit with the following proviso: "These are all rumors for now. Not facts. Just things that I've been hearing down the grapevine. Could be right, could be wrong. *shrugs*"
Rogers has had a solid recent track record, for example predicting Paper Mario: Color Splash shortly before it was revealed, and based on some checks of our own seems to have solid sources. With that out of the way, here's what she's said.
One detail that's reasonably new relates to potential NX screen size, along with a few other tidbits:
1) This article about NX's detachable controllers supporting force feedback and motion controls has truth.
2) NX prototype had a 6.2 inch 720p multi-touch touchscreen. Unknown if final product's screen size will be larger / smaller than prototype.
3) Prototype for dock station has USB ports. I heard 2 usb ports, but I don't know if this number will change in the final product.
4) MCV's report about GameFreak being involved with NX has some truth to it.
So there you have it, take them or leave them. Regardless, we are hopefully only weeks away from a potential reveal, expected in September or October. Some have claimed to know dates for the unveiling, but we'll see in good time.