Following last week's focus on the apparent form factor of the Nintendo NX, this week MCV spoke to sources to try and get the lowdown on the system's planned launch window games. Pokémon and Mario were mentioned as launch window titles, along with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; encouragingly, those reports reinforced previous instincts that the likes of Sega, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Activision and Warner Bros are offering some early support.
In any case, should the oft-checked reports prove correct in that the NX is a portable that can also be played on the TV, there's the exciting prospect that Nintendo will be in a position to roll out first party releases with more frequency than before. Rather than spread resources between two platforms, as has been the case up to now, Nintendo could in principle produce NX titles far more rapidly.
Based upon this, too, the NX could be home to experiences typically associated with portables, in addition to larger titles we've only been used to seeing on home consoles. In theory its library could host the latest Fire Emblem alongside Pikmin 4, or the aforementioned Pokémon series would see its main generation titles appear on TVs in addition to smaller screens.
The launch window is the key, too, as the NX will need to get off to a strong start. With that in mind the first 3-6 months could have a generous helping of titles. But if you could pick any franchises to launch a new system, what would they be?
Well, the poll and comments below are an opportunity to have your say. You can choose up to five of the options below, considering the fact you're picking games / franchises that you most want to see in the first 3-6 months of the system's lifespan. We've tried to think of the most notable Nintendo IPs, but apologise in advance for those we've missed. We've also left out some that scored 0% in a poll at the start of the year that tackled a similar question.
We're going to follow up this weekend with a feature looking at ten titles / franchises that we think would best suit the NX launch, and will certainly keep an eye on these results.