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Pokémon games are coming to Nintendo's NX, executive confirms

No information on if it will be available at launch

It's been rumored that Pokémon games would be coming to Nintendo's newest console, the NX, and today Pokémon Company executive Tsunekazu Ishihara confirmed that news.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Ishihara didn't offer too much information about the games — including whether there would be a new Pokémon title available when the console launches in March — but said the company was very interested in developing titles for the NX.

"The NX is trying to change the concept of what it means to be a home console device or a hand-held device," Ishihara said. "We will make games for the NX."

According to a report from British publication MCV, the new Pokémon will come from Game Freak, the development studio behind the main handheld titles. If those reports are accurate, that would make the NX Pokémon game the first to hit home consoles for that developer. Game Freak is currently working on the next title in its main hand-held series, Pokémon Sun and Moon. Those will be available Nov. 18.

Nintendo hasn't said much about what the NX actually is, but according to sources close to the Wall Street Journal, the hardware will reportedly act as both a home console and as a hand-held device. That echoes previous reports, which have mentioned the dual-capability of the new console. Other reports have cited that the console will use cartridges instead of discs and will allow the use of gesture controls.

Nintendo's NX will be available March 2017.

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