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As with any upcoming console release, the NX has seen its fair share of rumors and leaks, from supposed details about the systems specs to fake controller mockups. The latest leak comes from a Reddit post from a user called untypedhero that has been verified by one of the site's moderators, giving the rumor a small bit of credibility. According to the post, Nintendo's NX will use the x86 architecture, which is commonly found in most Intel and AMD processors; it will also support an additional screen, and it will be able to interact with smartdevice applications. Head inside for more.

Over a year ago, Nintendo first teased that they were working on new video game hardware under the code name NX. At the time, they said it was early on in production, and they only shared the information to assure fans and investors that they weren't completely jumping ship to mobile games. Fast forward over a year, and Nintendo is still tight-lipped about NX, revealing almost no details.

In the absence of official word, rumors and potential leaks have run rampant, with many of them pointing towards a holiday 2016 launch for NX. Analysts, too, have been chiming in with their opinions, and research firm Technavio has voiced their professional opinion that Nintendo "is set to launch next-generation gaming consoles in 2016" according to lead research analyst Soumya Mutsuddi. Click below for more!

Almost ten months ago, Nintendo filed a patent application for a game controller design that would remove traditional buttons entirely in favor of a free-form touch screen. At the time, few people thought much of it—Nintendo files tons of patent ideas all the time, and the company's always been insistent that buttons will always be preferable to touch screens for traditional console games. A couple weeks ago, however, the idea suddenly resurfaced in the form of a series of faked images.

Of course, because the images are fake, it may seem at first glance that there's nothing to see here—it'd just be the latest in a long line of scam leaks from people who claim to have uncles and coworkers who work at or with Nintendo. But that's not the end of the story. Game Informer editor-in-chief Andy McNamara chimed in, saying he'd actually heard from his own sources that Nintendo was working on a controller without buttons.

Could that outlandish controller concept from the patent actually come to fruition? Why would Nintendo want to make a controller that eschews traditional physical buttons? Jump inside for my thoughts.

Nintendo is keeping details about their upcoming "NX" console quiet, and lots of rumors have been popping up in the absence of official word. Recently, images claiming to be of an NX controller prototype surfaced online, and a second batch of images from a different person followed shortly after. The first image was confirmed as a Photoshop fake by its creator yesterday, and today the second faker has stepped forward as well. While the first "leak" was accomplished with Photoshop, the second was actually created using a 3D printer. You can check out a breakdown of how it was accomplished by clicking below.

Just over a year ago, Nintendo announced that they were working on new hardware under the code name NX. They haven't revealed many official details since then, but rumors have been numerous. Most recently, images surfaced that were supposedly a prototype for the NX controller. The images closely resembled patents filed by Nintendo, and Destructoid's analysis concluded that it likely wasn't Photoshopped, at least not significantly. Shortly after, more images surfaced, and Game Informer Editor-in-Chief Andy McNamara stated that they were consistent with reports he had heard about NX.

Nintendo has avoided commenting on the supposed leak thus far, and we ruled it as likely being false in our recent podcast. Industry insider Liam Robertson furthered our suspicions, reporting that a Nintendo of Europe employee assured him they were fake. Today we have final confirmation, as the creator of the fake has stepped forward on Reddit with a video that reveals how it was done. Click below to watch.

Liam Robertson, known mostly for his work with Unseen64, has been tweeting about the recent leaked images regarding Nintendo's upcoming NX console. Quoting a "friend of mine from NoE," Robertson said that the leaked images were fake and that we should "take any 'leaks' like these with a huge pinch of salt" in the future.

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Update: Adding credence to this rumor, Game Informer Editor-in-Chief Andy McNamara has revealed that the supposed NX images match information that he had previously heard but could not confirm. McNamara's sources had previously told him that the NX controller wouldn't have face buttons, which is consistent with the leaked images.

Original article: Nintendo is working on a new piece of dedicated gaming hardware under the code name NX, and they're keeping details firmly under lock and key until sometime later this year. But that hasn't stopped a steady flow of rumors from rushing in. A few days ago, we reported on a supposed leak of NX's controller that perfectly matched recent Nintendo patents. We weren't certain of its validity, and we're still not, but more images of the controller (this time in black instead of white) have now surfaced on Reddit. Reddit user perkele37 has uploaded two images of the rumored NX controller, along with a few details. Click below for more.

Last December, Nintendo patented a new design for a gaming controller, which many people speculated could be the controller for the upcoming NX console. The patent showed an oval-shaped touchscreen controller, which looked like a cross between a Wii U GamePad and a more traditional controller, such as the GameCube controller or Pro Controller.

A supposed leak reported on by Dual Pixels gives us a look at what could possibly be a prototype for the NX controller, which perfectly matches Nintendo's patent.

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Industry insider "Geno" has been fueling tons of rumors lately, including Beyond Good & Evil 2 as an NX exclusive and other NX details. We don't know how much truth there is to Geno's recent leaks, but he has accurately revealed big news in the past, including scoops on Pokémon, Castlevania, and Kingdom Hearts. However, he has also been behind some rumors that turned out to be very false.

Geno is back at it again today with more NX rumblings. His latest claim is that Nintendo is working on Luigi's Mansion 3 as a launch title for Nintendo NX, and the game is set to be a visual masterpiece that lets the industry know what NX is capable of doing. Hit the jump for more!

Nintendo first teased that they were working on new video game hardware under the code name "NX" almost exactly one year ago, but they've been very tight-lipped about the device since then. Aside from stating that it would be "an entirely new concept" and hinting that it could incorporate multiple devices, Nintendo has kept official details tightly under lock and key.

That said, there have been numerous rumors and reports about NX, and some of them have come from credible sources. Speculation about a sort of handheld/hybrid console is running wild, and many analysts in the industry have weighed in. The latest to do so is Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter — well-known for his pointed critiques of Nintendo in recent years. Pachter isn't sure what NX will be, but based the rumblings in the industry, he believes it "is not going to be very good" because "it's backward looking technology." Click below for more.

YouTuber SuperMetalDave64 who runs NintenGen has been posting a series of juicy rumors which he claims come from a verified Nintendo of America employee. As with all rumors, we advise you to be skeptical, but some of what he claims has been corroborated by other sources. In addition to reporting that NX supports Unreal Engine 4, two Final Fantasy games are coming to NX, and a Pokémon 20th Anniversary game is on the way, Dave claims to have inside info on the NX launch.

According to his sources, Nintendo NX will be launching in 2016, as many have speculated. Additionally, he reports that "Zelda NX" is set to release at launch or during the launch window, which would end in March, 2017. Although not explicitly stated, it appears that he's referring to an NX version of the Zelda game already in development for Wii U, as he states "Nintendo is trying to release Zelda Wii U and Zelda NX at the same time period for the holiday season 2016." Click below for more.

Zelda U was nowhere to be seen at E3 2015, as was to be expected, but what we didn't expect is Nintendo of America COO Reggie Fils-Aime's explanation for its absence: Nintendo didn't want to create frustration amongst its fans. This is one of the subjects we discuss on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. If you've like to learn more, check out the discussion after the jump!

With Zelda U's delay and the recent development that a new Metroid Prime would most likely release on NX rather than Wii U, many fans are concerned that the next title in the Legend of Zelda series might end up being pushed back to Nintendo's next console, currently codenamed NX. Shigeru Miyamoto told IGN to "[not] worry about that," however. "We have some really great Zelda footage," continued Miyamoto, "and at some point we will be showing that off, but not today."