Coming apart

Coldwood Interactive's Unravel has been getting some pretty favourable reviews recently, and the folks over at Gaming Bolt have popped the question that many Nintendo fans will want to know - could the title ever see the light of day on the NX?

Coldwood's Martin Sahlin replied in the affirmative, stating that the larger the audience, the better. However, he says that the stumbling block is that he and his studio know literally nothing about NX, despite having talks with Nintendo itself:

I wish I knew more about it, but they're really secretive about it. I actually had a really fun discussion with a person from Nintendo a while back. It was basically 'I'll show you mine, if you show me yours' (laughs). So he wanted me to pitch something for the NX, and then he could tell me more about what it was. But basically, it's kind of hard to pitch something when you don't even know what it is! So if you manage to guess it right, we'll tell you what it is. So, I don't know. But I am just as curious as everybody else to see what they've been making.

While Nintendo has apparently issued dev kits to selected developers, the company has publicly remained tight-lipped about what form the system will actually take, leading to rampant speculation online and in the gaming press. It would seem that this level of secrecy isn't without its risk - Sahlin's comments suggest that it could be putting developers off pledging their support. Hopefully an official NX announcement will come soon so that Nintendo can be more open with the development community, and thereby attract more software support for its new console.

Thanks to arslan for the tip!